All the fun of the Canning Show
CANNINGTON Exhibition Centre and Showgrounds became a colourful display of rides, games and live music for the Canning Show over the weekend.
Canning Show spokeswoman Hilary Callaghan said organisers worked with City of Canning for the evening performances of Live at the Canning Show.
“The council is pooling resources of all kinds, not just money, for promotion of community labels,” she said.
On Saturday, the stage was occupied with performers of all ages.
This year’s winner of the Showtime Talent Quest was Tanika Peverall (15), who won two tickets from Scoot airlines and $500 cash.
Canning Agricultural, Horticultural and Recreational Society chief executive Dianne Begg said the show would continue to celebrate cultural diversity, equality and harmony.
“We were also thrilled to have Indigenous acts like Live At the Canning Show headliners The Merindas and the beautiful Madjitil Moorna Choir providing such memorable highlights,” she said.
While excited shouts came from the rides and games area, the quieter side of the show held free pony rides and a petting zoo.
The exhibition halls featured award-winning floral displays, home cooking, arts and crafts. ORGANISERS of the Canning Show have apologised for an accidental use of a photograph in their advertising material.
A promotional advertisement in last week’s Canning Times included a photograph of headline musical act The Merindas underneath the caption Meet the Animals at Farmland.
The Merindas were the lead act for Saturday night’s stage show called Live at the Canning Show.
Canning Agricultural Horticultural and Recreation Society (CAHRS) marketing manager Aarom Wilson described the misplaced photograph as an unintended, deeply disappointing and embarrassing error.
He apologised in writing to The Merindas as soon as the mistake came to light.
“We’ve striven over the years to make the event one that binds diverse communities in positive ways and, in doing so, promote equality and harmony,” he said.
The advertisement material was fully supplied by the CAHRS without any involvement from this newspaper.
Angela Bartels shears an alpaca assisted by Amanda Davis at the Canning Show last weekend.
Top: The cuddly prize stall and tea cup ride proved popular with younger children. Above: Artist Jackie Peach with Belinda Nielsen and (right) Harper (2) has her face painted.