GET your Australia Day celebrations off to the right start with the City of Gosnells’ Big Breakfast at Centennial Pioneer Park.
From 8am and 11am on Friday January 26, the park will come alive with free entertainment, a hearty barbecue breakfast cooked by the Rotary Club of Gosnells and heaps of family activities.
2018 WA Young Australian of the Year nominee and prominent refugee and human rights advocate Rahila Haidary will also be speaking as part of her role as Gosnells’ Australia Day ambassador,
As a small child in war-torn Afghanistan, Ms Haidary defied the Taliban by dressing as a boy so she could attend school but subsequent threats against her family forced them to flee their homeland.
She now shares her stories to advocate for gender equality and cross-cultural empathy.
On-stage entertainment includes a Welcome to Country by local Aboriginal Elder Kevin Fitzgerald, an amazing demonstration by WA Birds of Prey, vibrant singing and dancing by the talented Class Act Performers, while Freedom Fairies will perform a native fairy show.
There will also be a water slide for little kids, roller orbs, bouncy castle, petting zoo, native bird and Australian animal display, face painting, collaborative canvas painting, cultural music and a range of community group stalls.
The Gosnells Rotary Club will also serve a cooked breakfast from 8am, at $5.50 for kids, $7.50 for a regular serve or $10 for a big breakfast.
City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the community celebration was the perfect way to the announce the Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards and Safe City Awards.
“Australia is a wonderful country because of the people who live here and the City of Gosnells is home to some incredible and inspiring people and community groups,” Cr Dewhurst said.
“The Australia Day Big Breakfast is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate our diverse and vibrant community together and I urge everyone to come down and say g’day.”