Make a splash with RFS cadets
Favourite song? Favourite colour? Favourite game?
and daddy. sister Peppa Pig
Pink and red Monopoly. With my mummy
Who is your best friend? What makes you laugh? What makes you sad? What are you afraid of? If you could change your name, what would it be? Clare. A baby named Clare. What are you really good at? Playing with my
A sandwich and grapes
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My sister, she plays jokes When my sister hurts me Spiders
Do you have any jokes to tell me? No What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch? What is your favourite fruit? Strawberries What do you want to be when you grow up?
A police officer, because if ever people be naughty. Four WATER and firefighting go hand in hand, but usually when there’s fire. On New Year’s Eve, however, there will be plenty of ‘fireworks’ in the sky, but Orana Rural Fire Service cadets will be using their tank full of water for entertainment purposes only.
Volunteering their time during the Saturday, December 31, festivities at Apex Oval, the water tank will be a refill station for a water skirmish park with water pistols provided – and participation is free.
“In previous years, some people have definitely needed a change of clothes and a towel afterwards,” Orana RFS cadet coordinator Carole Bailey told
Guests can enjoy the water skirmish park from 5pm, when the Kokoda Place gates open.
For their efforts, the cadets will be recipients of a donation from the Dubbo Fireworks night, included in a pool of local-only charities, supported by the community event.
Orana’s RFS Cadets are 12 to 16 years old, and meet once a week on a Sunday.
“The cadets train exactly the same as the adults. They’re just not exposed to live fire, but by the time they finish at 16, they’re qualified to go on a truck,” former RFS Wongarbon captain of 12 years Mrs Bailey said.
“Some of them get to the end of the cadetship with more than one qualification, such as bush fire, village fire and advance firefighting.
“We’ve got one deputy captain now who started as a cadet when she was 12 years old. Often when they start they’re timid, but watching the growth in confidence can be amazing,” Mrs Bailey said.
The water skirmish park is just one of dozens of activities for kids and family to enjoy until the main event at 9pm, when the fireworks show begins.
Bring your camera because there’s a photo competition for best picture taken with gift vouchers awarded by Axxis – one for the winner ($150) and another for the runner up ($50). Upload your entries online at www.dubbofireworks. com.au.
Dubbo’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Party is a family-friendly event where patrons can relax on a picnic rug or camp chair, nibbling on snacks.
It is a no glass, alcohol or smoking event.
The Dubbo New Year’s Eve Fireworks Party is sponsored by Fletcher International, Dubbo
Trike Adventures, Walkom Bros, Autobarn, Audio Plus, JR Richards, Bunnings Warehouse Dubbo, Axxis, News Extra on Macquarie, Bridgewater Signs, the Volunteer Rescue Association, Dubbo Regional Council and Coates Hire.
Dubbo New Year’s Eve Fireworks Party
z Apex Oval Dubbo
z Monday, December 31, 2018
z 5pm – Gates Open
z 9pm – Fireworks begin
z Entry: Kokoda Place (off Wingewarra Street). Disabled and elderly entry: Coral Crescent.
z Cost: $2, adults, $1 child under 14
z More info: www.dubbofireworks.com.au or facebook: dubbofireworks
The water skirmish looks like being good, clean – and very wet – fun at the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Party in Dubbo. This fun activity has been a big hit with the kids in past years, as this photo from the 2016 event shows. PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS/COLIN ROUSE/FILE