Cooler days signal fun on the river

City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks (centre) with City of Belmont staff, from left, Shelley Farrell, Geraldine Toole, Kara Perrin and Marty Symmons.
City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks (centre) with City of Belmont staff, from left, Shelley Farrell, Geraldine Toole, Kara Perrin and Marty Symmons.

Wine tastings, kayaking, gondola rides and more will be on offer on April 7 as the City hosts the Autumn River Festival at Garvey Park in Ascot alongside the river ramble ” an easy, self-guided ride through the wetlands of the Swan River around the cities of Belmont and Bayswater.

River ramble participants can collect a map of the path and an entry form from the City of Belmont’s Healthy Together booth at Garvey Park on the day or from the Town of Bassendean customer service centre during business hours.

City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks said the annual events were a highlight in the City’s calendar with many councillors and staff helping on the day to make it special.

‘It’s wonderful to see so many residents, families and friends having a great day out and enjoying all the activities we put on,’ he said.

‘The joy we see on the kids faces as they get on the rides, dance to the music or show off their painted faces is priceless.’

This year the City will hand out 500 BPA-free polypropylene hard plastic coffee mugs as part of the free coffee offer that will be available that day.

Mr Marks said the City was pushing to implement green initiatives at all its events.

‘Everything we can do to make a difference, to reduce our environmental impact is worthwhile,’ he said.

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