Family-friendly Australia Day Celebrations at Kalamunda Water Park
Residents, friends, family and visitors are invited to the City’s Australia Day Pool Party at Kalamunda Water Park with two-for-one entry from 9am to 6pm on Tuesday, 26 January.
Mayor Margaret Thomas said the pool party provides a relaxed environment for people to think about the day’s meaning explaining this year’s national theme focuses on storytelling, encouraging people to reflect, respect and celebrate.
“I know this day means different things to different people, but I hope the community will take the opportunity to share their stories and listen to others,” Cr Thomas said. “Because there’s no greater way to build understanding and empathy than by sharing our stories, we all want to be heard, to be listened to and understood.”
Along with the pool party, the City will also host a citizenship ceremony on 26 January welcoming new Australians to the community.
“I’m so proud to live in a place that recognises and celebrates diversity,” Cr Thomas said.
“To know we are all welcome, no matter where our stories started is something we should never take for granted.”
To learn more about this year’s theme including reflections from people on what it means to be Australian visit australiaday.org.au
The City’s Australia Day activities, including the family-friendly pool party, is partially funded by a grant from Auspire. Find more information on the City’s event program here or alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.