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Rockingham get ready to celebrate Australia Day

Date Published: 14/01/2010

The City of Rockingham’s annual Australia Day celebrations are to be held on Tuesday 26 January 2009 from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

 The City of Rockingham’s annual Australia Day celebrations are to be held on Tuesday 26 January 2009 from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

“Australia Day is a chance for us to celebrate everything that makes Australia and in particular Rockingham, a great place to live, work and play.” says Mayor Barry Sammels.

“We hope that families will come down and enjoy a great evening of entertainment and join with us as we celebrate Australia Day.”

Churchill Park will come alive from 11:00am with the sounds of Rockingham Children’s Choir, the Rockingham Pipe Band as well as local boy Matt Gresham and popular band Men and their sheds.  The Wadumbah Dance Group will open the event with a spectacular traditional dance show and Rockingham Council for the Arts and Crafts will again host their popular art and craft market. 

Kids can also get their face painted by Rosie O, get a tattoo, play balloon twister or create Art Brellas.

For more information on Australia Day celebrations, please contact Community Capacity Building on 9528 0399 or email events@rockingham.wa.gov.au.


Please note that there are no fireworks in Rockingham on Australia Day


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Schedule of events
11:00am         Free activities and workshops commence
11:30am         Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group
12:20pm         Rockingham Children’s Choir
1:10pm           Matt Gresham and Band
2:15pm           Rockingham Pipe Band
2:45pm           Men and Their Sheds
4:00pm           Close
For more information on the 2010 Celebrations, please contact Community Capacity Building on 9528 0399 or email events@rockingham.wa.gov.au.
To host a market stall, please contact Red Tent Events at www.redtentevents.com.au or phone 0404 591 288.
Please note there are no fireworks in Rockingham on Australia Day.

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