Burswood Park Have a Go Day: seniors encouraged to get involved

Burswood Park Have a Go Day: seniors encouraged to get involved
Burswood Park Have a Go Day: seniors encouraged to get involved

SENIORS are encouraged to have a go in an activity or pastime they love at an upcoming event.

A range of sporting and recreational activities are on offer at the Have a Go Day, which will be held at Burswood Park from 9am to 3pm on November 9.

The Seniors Recreation Council of WA is encouraging people over 45 to join a sport or recreational activity. There will be displays offering information on a range of topics and interests.

Last year, more than 14,000 people attended the event and this year there will be more than 200 different sites to explore.

The official welcome starts at 10.30am with an address by the Seniors and Volunteering Minister Paul Miles and a performance by the WA Police Pipe Band.

SRCWA executive officer Dawn Yates said it was important for people’s physical and emotional wellbeing to keep active into their senior years.

“This is a chance to try so many different kinds of activities and we encourage everyone to try something they’ve never done before,” she said.

“Who knows – you might find a new passion.”

At Have a Go Day the public will have the chance to try an obstacle course or kick a football with the West Coast Eagles, watch cooking demonstrations by Crown Perth, try gaming console activities and a wide variety of technology activities.