City of Canning rangers welcome their new buddy

Bannister Creek Year 2 student Saaket Rana, Ranger Buddy and Year 3 student Layla Fraser.
Bannister Creek Year 2 student Saaket Rana, Ranger Buddy and Year 3 student Layla Fraser.

CITY of Canning has a new buddy in its midst – Buddy being the winning name selected for the rangers’ new mascot.

The successful entry was submitted by a Year 2 student and a Year 3 student from Bannister Creek Primary School through a colouring-in and naming competition run by the City.

Ranger Buddy made an appearance at Bannister Creek Primary School today to give the students a high-four for the name suggestion and present Saaket and Layla with their certificates.

Mayor Paul Ng said the fun initiative was a great way for children to be involved in celebrating the ranger services marking its 20th anniversary.

“We had lots of really great entries and name suggestions to choose from so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the children who took the time to colour in one of our designs and suggest a name for Buddy,” Mr Ng said.

“We chose Buddy because it’s a really friendly name, a colloquialism for someone who’s a good mate and we’re wanting Buddy to be everyone’s mate while sharing some important safety messages to children and the wider Canning community.”

Ranger Buddy will be appearing at various community events throughout 2018 to promote community and safety messages.

Contact safecommunities@canning.wa.gov.au to check Ranger Buddy’s availability for community events.

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