Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc.

SRCWA Celebrate 30 Years of Have a Go Day a LiveLighter Event in Burswood Park

The dust is finally starting to settle on a magnificent Have a Go Day 2022 a LiveLighter Event celebrating its 30th Anniversary in the beautiful grounds of Burswood Park. This year’s event saw crowds of seniors flock to the beautiful surrounds of Burswood Park and try a new activity, have their health checked and visit the many service providers on hand. This year the event had a celebration atmosphere around the grounds, and it was great to see the additional signage with the names of committee members, past and present, with photo’s celebrating the Anniversary.
The Official Welcome was MC’d by Steve Mills from 882am 6PR and it was an honour and pleasure to welcome our Premier the Hon Mark McGowan MLA to this years Have a Go Day speaking at the official opening and the Hon Don Punch MLA who extended a warm welcome to everyone and complimented SRCWA on an amazing event. He also congratulated the organisation on its 30th Anniversary in the beautiful grounds of Burswood Park. A moving Welcome to Country was conducted by Mort Hansen who invited everyone to have a great day. The WA Police Pipe Band played the National Anthem and at the conclusion of the welcome the band escorted the Over Fifty-Five Walking Assn and participants as they led the official walk through the grounds.
This year participants were encouraged to have a go at activities on the day which included seated volleyball, walking football, canoeing, walking, riding on a Trishaw, Laser Pistol Shooting, climbing wall, Petanque, Croquet, pickle ball, disc golf, metal detecting, many forms of dancing, Yoga, breathing exercises, cooking demonstrations and competitions and much more. Everyone was treated to free tea, coffee and bottled water at the hospitality tents assisted by a large team of volunteer’s compliments of Have a Go News.
Our thanks go out to the hard-working volunteers & staff who help to facilitate Have a Go Day a LiveLighter Event.
SRCWA would also like to extend their gratitude and thanks to the team of Trustees from Wooroloo Prison who attended on Tuesday to assist the coordinators with setting up the event and on Wednesday to assist where needed throughout the day and then in the afternoon to pack down the event. Also, this year we were fortunate to have the added assistance from Telstra with Eva and her crew helping both Tuesday and Wednesday. Have a Go Day would not be the polished event it has become and would not be possible without all the volunteers who assisted at the event.
SRCWA is grateful to all its major partners and sponsors without whom this event would not be possible.
Burswood Park, Crown Perth, Lotterywest, Have a Go News, WA Government, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Channel 7 Perth & Home In WA, Radio 6PR, Ingenia Gardens, Nbn, Telstra, Phoenix Insurance Brokers, Curtin Radio, Classic Hire, Kings Tours & Travel, Scarboro Toyota and SOS Alert. Thank you also to Richard Dermody and Martin Yates for their photographic skills.

Photos from Have a Go Day can be viewed here