Join us in a safe and family friendly environment for live music, food, carnival rides and spectacular fireworks. Australia Day Celebrations and Fireworks 2019!

Ashfield Reserve in Ashfield, Saturday 26 January from 5 to 9 pm.

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Australia Day Ambassador

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What's On

Main stage: Welcome to Country and live bands from 5pm.

Theo Kearing from the Bindjareb Middars Performance Group, has travelled all over the world and has worked with Dr Richard Walley, Ernie Dingo and Shane Pickett. After Theo's father passed away he took over the dance group and continued to share the knowledge and culture with the world. Hear Theo play the didgerdoo and deliver the official Welcome to Country.

The Rough Housers are a trio of rockabilly lovin'dudes, bringing energetic fun to audiences with their own versions of great rock 'n' roll and rockabily classics.

The Milford Street Shakers are electic and energetic, bridinging the simplicity of blues with the sheer expresiveness of R&B, going for an engaging and direct twist.

There will also be a peformance by the Bassonovas, show-rides,and live broadcast by event partners 98five Sonshine FM, culminating in a fireworks spectacular at 8pm.

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Australia Day Ambassador

The Town of Bassendean is proud to welcome as their 2019 Australia Day Ambassador, Caine Chennatt, Community Citizen of the Year 2018 (City of Perth) and Manager, Audience Development Cultural Precinct, UWA.

Caine develops the role arts can play in fostering empathetic, inclusive and future-focused societies. At UWA’s Cultural Precinct, he is Audience Engagement Manager, and facilitates inclusive programs at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery breaking down barriers for visitors with disabilities to participate in arts and cultural life.

He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research inclusion programs and structures at galleries, museums and performing art centres across North America, the UK and Asia. Caine is also an accredited work-place mediator and conflict-resolution coach.

After organising the 2017 inaugural Inclusive Arts Week at UWA, he launched the Arts and Cultural Access Consortium, a network of individuals and organisations assisting arts organisations to become more accessible.

Caine received the Community Citizen of the Year Award for the City of Perth on Australia Day 2018 in recognition of his outstanding work in developing accessible art installations and cultural opportunities for Alzheimer sufferers and the disabled.

Caine will be at the event delivering a not to be missed speech on the main stage.

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Sponsors and Event Partners

Event Sponsor: Lotterywest Grants

Community Partnership: Sonshine FM

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Contact

Contact the Town of Bassendean for more information, phone 9377 8000 or email events@bassendean.wa.gov.au.

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Smoke Free and Pet Free event

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