Xmas carols back
CITY of Stirling has funded its flagship 2017/2018 cultural and arts events, including the iconic Scarborough Christmas carols that will return in December.
The City will spend $150,500 on old favourites such as the Osborne Park Agricultural Show and the Wembley Downs District Fair and new events like the Scarborough Beach Sunset Markets.
Last year was the first time in 20 years the carols did not run due to safety and logistical issues from the $75 million Scarborough redevelopment works.
Scarborough Beach Association (SBA) president Wayne Bowen said while it was disappointing for businesses that the carols weren’t held last year, City of Stirling funding and corporate sponsorship from 3 Oceans Property had allowed the event to continue.
“We have also been able to partner with Muscular Dystrophy WA as our charity partner,” he said.
“We are very pleased that we have them alongside us and we are hopeful it will be a long term partnership, with both them and 3 Oceans.”
Mr Bowen said the SBA has also received a commitment from the City to have access to the amphitheatre for the event on December 10.
City officers initially rec- Crowd at the Scarborough amphitheatre during the 2015 Christmas carols event. ommended to fund Perth Eid Festival in Mirrabooka as a smaller level 2 cultural event but funding was upgraded to $20,000 after councillors put forward a case at an August 8 meeting. Cr Keith Sargent said the Eid Festival deserved a “little more recognition” after attracting large crowds last year.