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What's Happening March - May 2018

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Mayor Tracey Roberts and Deputy Mayor Natalie Sangalli with Australia Day Award Winners (L-R) Struan Graham, Derek Young, Bill Marwick (representing the Wanneroo and Districts Historical Society Committee) and Rod Greene. CITY HOSTS STATE’S LARGEST CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY The City of Wanneroo welcomed 600 residents from 44 different countries, at WA’s largest Australia Day citizenship ceremony on 26 January. City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts presided over the event attended by more than 2000 people including the Honourable Mark McGowan, Premier of Western Australia. “The City of Wanneroo is Western Australia’s largest growing City, expanding at a rate of 20 new residents each day,” Mayor Roberts said. “We are a diverse community, representing cultures from all corners of the world,” she said. “As you become Australian citizens today, it symbolises your sense of belonging to the country you have decided to make your home. “Australian citizenship represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our future.” The event featured special guest speaker Rishelle Hume, a Butler resident and highly respected Noongar leader who received the 2016 Western Australian Aboriginal Person of the Year Award for promoting Aboriginal Rights and Noongar culture. Prior to the ceremony, guests were treated to a delicious breakfast barbeque cooked up by the Wanneroo Scout Group. Winners of the Australia Day Awards were also announced by Mayor Tracey Roberts. The awards recognise City of Wanneroo residents who have made outstanding contributions to their local community. Struan Graham received the Charles Searson Australia Day Youth Award for his work as an active firefighter for the past five years. Derek Young received the Australia Day Individual Award for his many years of service as a dedicated scout leader and volunteer firefighter. AUS This year marked a new award to specifically recognise an outstanding senior resident with Rod Greene receiving the inaugural Australia Day Senior Award for his many contributions to local sporting clubs and businesses. The winner of the City of Wanneroo Australia Day Community Group Award went to the Wanneroo and Districts 2017 Annual State History Conference of Affiliated Societies, an event which promoted the history and heritage of Wanneroo to delegates from throughout Western Australia. ( 08 ) CITY OF WANNEROO

EATS FOOD TRUCKS A HIT FOR FAMILIES AND FOODIES Good food is once again trucking in to parks near you - bringing a range of delicious cuisines from around the world right to your neighbourhood. Thanks to the success of last year’s food truck trial the City of Wanneroo food trucks are back every week until June 2018. As we roll out of the hot summer months and into this wonderful autumn weather - now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy relaxed, alfresco dining. Several parks across the City have been selected to host the food trucks on various weeknights and weekend evenings. Jo Hennessey from Yanchep had a fantastic time visiting the food trucks at Fisherman’s Hollow with her family. “Absolutely great idea,” Jo said. “Lovely atmosphere and the food was amazing - we can’t wait to go again!” Deputy Mayor Natalie Sangalli said she was thrilled to see the food trucks back in the City of Wanneroo. “We have already seen so many people out in the community, enjoying a wide array of food while socialising with their neighbours,” Cr Sangalli said. “It is wonderful that the community are enjoying their local parks and activating these spaces.” Get your food fix here: Tuesday - Warradale Park (Landsdale) Wednesday - Kingsway (Madeley) and Avondale Park (Mindarie) Thursday - Amery Park (Hocking) Friday - Kingsway (Madeley) and Fisherman’s Hollow (Yanchep) Saturday - Warradale Park (Landsdale) and Fisherman’s Hollow (Yanchep) Sunday - Kingsway (Madeley) and Shorehaven Beach (Alkimos) As this is still a trial, locations, times and vendors may be subject to change on occasion so make sure you stay up-to-date and follow the Wanneroo Street Food Facebook page www.facebook.com/ wanneroostreetfood The weekly food vendor line up will also be included on the Wanneroo Street Food Facebook page so you can follow your favourite truck or see what’s coming to a park near you. Thanks again to everyone in the community for supporting this awesome initiative - our food trucks look forward to seeing you soon! Visit the City’s website for more info wanneroo.wa.gov.au/foodtrucks Photo by Mick Allen, Yanchep National Park. #DISCOVERWANNEROO Do you have an eye for photography? Love snapping inspiring images of your local area and uploading to Instagram? We love to share all of the amazing locations and experiences that the City has to offer with our community! Remember to tag us in your Instagram photos @CityofWanneroo and hashtag #CityofWanneroo #DiscoverWanneroo if you would like us to share your photo to our page. Photos with the #DiscoverWanneroo hashtag also get displayed on the TOURISM homepage of our Discover Wanneroo website, to share with potential visitors and residents looking for things to do and places to visit. Want to find out more about how you can discover our wonderful City? Visit discoverwanneroo.com.au for inspiration. You can also list your local business for free on the Discover Wanneroo website. ( 09 ) WANNEROO.WA.GOV.AU