Wow what a day! On Wednesday November 11th 2020, Seniors Recreation Council of WA (SRCWA) held the 28th Have a Go Day in Burswood Park.
After enduring months of uncertainty and then two days of terrible weather in preparation for Have a Go Day 2020 a LiveLighter event, SRCWA Staff, Have a Go Day Organizing Committee, and our band of Amazing Volunteers were able to breathe a sigh of relief as it all came together.
Thousands of seniors flocked to the beautiful surrounds of Burswood Park to enjoy the activities and information on display.
As it was, Remembrance Day SRCWA collaborated with Victoria Park –South Perth RSL sub branch to combine the Remembrance Day Observances into the official opening. It was a very moving service with the last post played by Luis Lim leading into a minute’s silence, not a sound came from the crowds on the grounds. The Kelmscott-Pinjarra 10th Light Horse troop stood guard during the opening ceremony and afterwards joined the Have a Go Day Official Walk lead by SRCWA State President Phil Paddon and the WA Police Pipe Band and Over 55 Walking Association, followed by Heart Foundation Walkers and COTAWA Mall Walkers. A “Poppy Drop” followed this from a low flying aircraft, where biodegradable poppy cut outs fluttered down from the sky.
All the feedback we received from participants at the event was very positive and full of glowing praise for the organisers and volunteers who brought this event to the Seniors of Western Australia.
SRCWA thanks the many volunteers who came on board this year, volunteers from SRCWA, Dept of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries, Have a Go News, SRCWA Branches and general public who once again amaze us by assisting with the many jobs it takes to produce such a large 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. Have a Go Day would not be possible without all the volunteers who assisted at the event.
SRCWA would like to thank the Have a Go Day a LiveLighter event sponsors and supporters. Burswood Park Crown Perth Lotterywest Have a Go News Channel 7 Perth WA Government Home In WA Telstra News Talk 6PR 882 Phoenix Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd Ingenia Gardens Curtin Radio Scarboro Toyota Kings Tours & Travel Victoria Park – South Perth RSL Sub Branch The Hire Guys Balcatta Amcal Express Burswood
SRCWA also acknowledges the outstanding efforts of WA Government, Health Workers and the Community at large for their contribution in enabling this event to go ahead.
Images from Have a Go Day can be accessed by clicking here
Thank you Martin Yates and Richard Dermody for supplying these images.