The 2018/2019 City of Rockingham Summer Series has officially drawn to a close, with the Peter Pan Under the Stars event at Bell Park on Saturday 30 March 2019 winding up another successful series of events.
Held from October through to the end of March, the City’s Summer Series is a program of free, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events. It gives residents the opportunity to connect and engage in fun, free activities during the warmer months of the year at the City’s foreshore reserves and parks.
The 2018/2019 Summer Series began in October with the City’s Furry Friends Fun Day and the much-loved Teddy Bears Picnic at Fantasy Park in Waikiki.
Throughout the summer a series of outdoor cinema screenings were held across the City, with families relishing the opportunity to catch a number of films in a beautiful open air environment.
In December and January the Rockingham Beach Foreshore precinct was abuzz with activity as the City hosted the inaugural Rockingham Christmas Lights Festival, New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Youth Beach Party and the Australia Day 2019 fireworks.
The fun continued to come thick and fast in February, with thousands attending the Romance on the Green spectacular at the Village Green. Led by acclaimed conductor Jessica Gethin, the Perth Symphony Orchestra and special guests wowed concertgoers with a range of classic and modern day tunes.
Summer Series action concluded in March with a number of events including the International Food Festival, Baldivis Connects Community Fun Day and the Community Breakfast Ride for Bike Week.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels thanked the community for making the 2018/2019 Summer Series unforgettable.
“The City’s Summer Series is a fantastic program of events that gives residents of all backgrounds and ages the opportunity to get outside during the hotter weather and connect with each other,” Mayor Sammels said.
“During the Summer Series we were thrilled to host 17 events in a variety of locations across the City. Whether it was a movie screening in Secret Harbour or fireworks at the Rockingham Beach Foreshore, the community has responded with great enthusiasm and made the 2018/2019 Summer Series one to remember.”
The arrival of 2019 represents a fresh opportunity for residents to tackle their New Year’s resolutions and the City of Rockingham is delighted to be able to offer a wide range of services to help people reach their goals.
Whether they be social engagement, mental health or physical fitness targets, the City of Rockingham has a number of facilities and programs on offer that are focused on boosting community wellbeing.
Residents looking to improve their fitness can become a member at the Aqua Jetty in Warnbro, which as one of the City’s premier health facilities includes a 50m heated outdoor pool, 25m heated indoor pool, indoor leisure pool with slide, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, spa and steam room and a fully equipped health club.
The Rockingham Aquatic Centre also offers a fantastic range of watersport options, while those looking to take part in group fitness classes can check out what’s on offer at the Warnbro Community Recreation Centre. A number of team sports are also played at Mike Barnett Sports Complex.
The Autumn Centre on McNicholl Street in Rockingham presents people over the age of 50 with an opportunity to engage in a range of activities including arts and crafts courses, dance and fitness classes, games and social groups.
Seniors looking to further their physical and mental health are able to take part in the Seniors Social and Wellbeing Program, which is delivered at the Golden Bay Coastal Community Centre and the Baldivis Recreation Centre.
The Rockingham Alzheimer’s and Dementia Walking Group gives people living with dementia, and their carers, a chance to make new friends while keeping active in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Once a month the City also facilitates the ‘Drop in the Ocean’ Memory Café for people living with dementia and their carers. The café gives residents a chance to join in for a friendly cuppa, chat and make new friends along the way.
All of the City’s libraries offer an abundance of resources and activities for learning while the Rockingham Volunteer Centre gives residents the chance to make a positive contribution back to their community.
The City also offers an opportunity for residents to connect with other community members through its Social Connector Luncheon Program. Over food and drink residents can meet and connect with each other and form lasting friendships.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents to check out the wide range of services and facilities on offer throughout the City.
“The start of a New Year often inspires people to make a number of New Year’s resolutions, and here at the City of Rockingham we are pleased to offer a range of services that can help residents improve their health and wellbeing,” Mayor Sammels.
“There’s no better time to start working on those resolutions than now, so whatever your age, background or goals, I encourage residents to explore the fantastic range of options available across the City.”
For more information on any of the services or programs run by the City email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 9528 0333.
City of Rockingham residents can take advantage of the approaching warmer weather after the Rockingham Aquatic Centre reopened its doors on 17 September for another season.
The Rockingham Aquatic Centre is Rockingham’s only dedicated outdoor aquatic facility with a heated 50m pool, 25m pool and shaded toddlers’ pool set among landscaped gardens and shady grassed areas.
It will be open until 18 April 2019, with a range of activities including swimming lessons, aquarobics, water polo and swimming squad training available.
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged residents to head down to the pool to cool off as temperatures increase.
“The Rockingham Aquatic Centre is a fantastic place for families to have a swim, relax and cool off when the weather heats up,” Mayor Sammels said.
“The grounds are an ideal location for a family outing, group or corporate functions, with plenty of shade, a children’s playground and free barbecues, so I encourage residents to visit the pool when it reopens.”
During the summer regular “Funday Sundays” are held at the centre, with families able to join in a range of activities including the use of monster-sized inflatable pool toys.
In 2018-2019 they will be held on:
- 4 November 2018
- 2 December 2018
- 6 January 2019
- 27 January 2019
- 3 February 2019
- 3 March 2019
The Rockingham Aquatic Centre is located on Council Avenue, opposite Careeba Oval.
For more information contact the Rockingham Aquatic Centre on 9591 0835.