Splash out on fun for family at pool parties

DIVE into a whole lot of fun this Australia Day, Friday, January 26, at one of the pool parties at Greenacre, Birrong, Revesby and Roselands.

The community is invited to beat the Australia Day heat at Greenacre Splash Park and Birrong, Max Parker and Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centres, from 10am to 4pm, and enjoy some spectacular celebrations.
There will be a range of family-friendly entertainment including children’s activities, indigenous performers, a live DJ, inflatable rides and sausage sizzle, all for the low cost of $2 entry (free entry at Greenacre Splash Park).
Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek encouraged everyone to come along and celebrate what it means to be Australian.
“Our City is home to an incredible diversity of different cultures, and we should all celebrate how lucky we are to call Australia home,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“Our pools will be the place to be this Australia Day, with plenty to keep the kids occupied all day.”
On the eve of Australia Day, Mayor El-Hayek and Australia Day Ambassador Bob Turner will welcome 25 new citizens and announce the Canterbury Bankstown Australia Day Award recipients.
Emergency Services Minister and Bankstown MP, Jihad Dib said although born overseas, he was “proud to be Australian”.
“Australia is home to an incredibly diverse range of people – from those who were here 60,000 years ago to those who are becoming citizens today,” he said.
“The wealth of different cultures, religions and ways of life that harmoniously co-exist in Australia, is something special and worth protecting.
“It is important that we celebrate what makes us uniquely Australian.
“This Australia Day I will be spending time with my family and friends over a barbecue and may even see some of you down at the big pool party.”