Mayor’s Column – Hon. Albert Jacob JP
Kaleidoscope: Festival of Light I Art I Food
World-class illumination festival, Kaleidoscope, will again light up the Joondalup City Centre with a brilliant array of projections, art, lighting displays and performances from Thursday 1 November to Sunday 4 November. The Joondalup CBD will transform into an extraordinary wonderland of illumination over four nights, showcasing Joondalup Library, Central Park and other icons of the Joondalup landscape in a whole new light. Now in its third year, this spectacular free event brings together artists, creators, engineers, set designers, graphic artists, performers, visual artists and the local community to collaborate and create WA’s leading light and technology festival. Last year’s festival was awarded the prestigious Event of the Year Award at the 2017 Parks and Leisure Regional Awards for Excellence, attracting more than 88,000 people to Joondalup over four nights. To stay up-to-date with the latest Kaleidoscope news, visit joondalup.wa.gov.au or the City’s social media platforms.
Armistice Centenary Grant for City
The City has received Federal Government funding to hold a Remembrance Day event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War One. The City was allocated $27,902 under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to deliver, in partnership with the Joondalup City RSL, a Remembrance Day service at Joondalup War Memorial on Saturday 11 November. The grant will also assist the City in widely promoting this important occasion and to deliver a project allowing school students to be more involved in Remembrance Day in the weeks leading up to the service.
Night two of the City’s 2018 Spring Markets will be staged tomorrow evening (7 September) at Central Walk, Joondalup, 5.30pm – 9.00pm. The markets feature a variety of handmade and homemade products as well as live entertainment, workshops and demonstrations. Two more markets will be staged on Friday 14 and 21 September.
Tri Cities Blood Challenge
Residents and staff from the Cities of Joondalup, Wanneroo and Stirling are currently taking part in the Tri-Cities Blood Challenge to see which City can contribute the most blood donations. The City of Joondalup was proud to be the Tri Cities champions in both the community and corporate challenges in 2017 which is testament to the generosity of our local community and City staff. The competition ends on 30 September. For further information and to find your nearest location to donate, visit donateblood.com.au or call 13 14 95.