THIS year Have a Go Day, a LiveLighter event, celebrates its 25th anniversary in Burswood Park.
Everyone is invited to come down to the riverside on Wednesday 1 November from 9am to 3pm for the premier event of Seniors Week 2017.
Organised by the Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever and it’s free.
Have a Go Day provides people with the opportunity to come and ‘have a go’ at many activities, visit displays and enjoy the entertainment around the park.
The official opening ceremony will be at 10.30am followed by a walk led by the Over 55 Walking Association.
For people who love to challenge themselves physically there is canoeing on the river and the climbing wall to attempt.
There will be exercise demonstrations, petanque, electric bikes and disc bowls to try and two angling clubs will offer practical advice and demonstrations.
The West Coast Eagles will be on the grounds again this year with their Speed Kicking Cube and look out as a famous Eagle or two pops in for a visit.
Entertainment will include the Police Pipe Band, a huge variety of dancing including ballroom, square, line, tap, belly dancing and demonstrations from the Prime Movers exercise to music group.
Budding chefs will not want to miss the Bethanie Bake Off finals or the cooking demonstrations on offer.
There are a variety of health checks available including hearing tests, blood pressure and blood sugar testing.
For those who want to become more savvy with technology, the Tech Savvy Seniors tent gives people the opportunity to try Seniors Exergaming. Samsung is offering demonstrations of a virtual reality experience there too.
People with a smart phone can use its GPS to try geocaching around the grounds.
Have a Go News will be running the hospitality tents which serve people free tea, coffee and water. The chocolate wheel will be spinning at the main tent every half hour with great prizes available. Visitors to the hospitality tent can play giant jenga, relax and socialise.
Channel 7 Perth and 6PR personalities will be in attendance throughout the day and John Burgess will be in the Crown Perth tent from 11am to 2pm.
There are a variety of food and drink outlets around the grounds. Buy lunch or bring along a picnic and enjoy the riverside view.
The day finishes up with a concert at the main stage from well-known country singers Laura Downing and Terry Bennetts.
With more than 200 displays, activities and entertainment, there is something for everyone at the 25th anniversary of Have a Go Day in Burswood Park.
See inside the Seniors Week 2017 Events guide for a comprehensive list of features including a map with all the activities, listings of stallholders, major prize entry form and everything you need to have fun at this year’s Have a Go Day.
See you there!