Groups granted funding for major events

Maylands Street Festival Committee holding last year's sign L-R Natasha Mascurine (vendors, marketing), Catherine Ehrhardt (community art project), Belinda Wates (furniture, children's rides, equipment), Linda McCormack (finance and business engagement), Alison Dalziel (chair, business engagement, risk management), Christina Markie (administration support).
Maylands Street Festival Committee holding last year's sign L-R Natasha Mascurine (vendors, marketing), Catherine Ehrhardt (community art project), Belinda Wates (furniture, children's rides, equipment), Linda McCormack (finance and business engagement), Alison Dalziel (chair, business engagement, risk management), Christina Markie (administration support).

THREE major events are coming to Noranda and Maylands after community groups received funding from the City of Bayswater.

Local Arts and Community Events (LACE) were granted $20,000 to hold its Maylands Street Festival on November 10.

LACE chair Alison Dalziel said the group were thrilled to receive the grant for the festival, which would feature a main stage, roving entertainment, fashion parade, youth stage and food stalls.

“Apart from the grant, they (City) also provide rubbish bins and help to coordinate everything we need to do for health and safety,” she said.

“An event of this size is a major undertaking and we are very lucky to have such a great local government to work with.

“Our other big change this year is that the Street Festival will be the culmination of a bigger ‘Festival of Maylands’ – a 10-day celebration and showcase of Maylands’ distinctive and diverse community and business.”

Santa at last year’s Community Christmas Concert in Noranda. Picture: Noranda Vibes’ Facebook page.

Noranda Vibes were granted $10,000 towards its Noranda Christmas Concert which will be held on November 23.

Chairman Robert McCormack said the concert would feature the WA Fire and Emergency Services concert band and Noranda Primary School choir.

“It’s fantastic for our community and will assist us to plan and deliver a great event for the local community,” he said.

“There will be food trucks and information stalls hosted by local community and sporting groups, as well as some children’s activities.”

Darren Smith (General Manager, Morley Noranda Recreation Club), Brenton See (Muralist) of Hilton and Cr Sally Palmer (City of Bayswater). Picture: David Baylis.

Morley Noranda Recreation Club were granted $12,000 towards its Noranda Community Fair which will be held on May 9, 2020.

Manager Darren Smith said the club planned to invite local schools and dance groups to take part.

“We aim to build on the local micro business stall holder presence and local community groups represented at the fair and will enhance the free onstage entertainment acts,” he said

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