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Sunday 7 December 2008 YMCA Summer Skate Series YMCA HQ and City of Rockingham Youth Services proudly present the Summer Skate Series. Winners of this heat will qualify for the Australian Championships to be held at HQ in Leederville in February 2009. Venue Rocky Skate Park, Smythe Street, Rockingham Time Registrations from 12pm Cost $3 entry fee, free to watch Contact Jess, Station Youth Centre, 9528 8680 Secret Harbour Carols Intimate family carols atmosphere with traditional, modern and Australian carols. Includes a visit from Santa, an animal zoo, jumping castle, sausage sizzle and performance by Comet Bay Primary School Choir. Proudly sponsored by the City of Rockingham. Venue Comet Bay Primary School Time 6:00pm – 9:00pm Cost Free Contact Ps Ian Weaver, Mid Coast City Church 0402 485 328 or idweaver@kooee.com.au TriEvents Triathlon Series – Race Two Rockingham Beach plays host to the WA Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships. The event includes races catering for beginners and professionals alike. Visit www.trievents.com.au for more. Proudly supported by the City of Rockingham. Venue Bell Park, Rockingham Time 7:00am – 10:30am Cost Varies Contact Paul Groeneveld, 9204 1899 or paul@trievents.com.au

Saturday 20 December 2008

Sunday 21 December 2008

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Sunday 21 December 2008 Carols on the Boardwalk Carols on the Boardwalk is presented by Christian City Church in Rockingham with support from the City of Rockingham. There will be entertainment for the whole family and a visit from Santa on his Harley. Venue Churchill Park, Rockingham Time 6:00pm -9:00pm Cost Free Contact Christian City Church, 9524 5055 Celebrate 08 – Rockingham Family New Years Eve Concert The City of Rockingham invites you to pack a picnic and come along to enjoy an evening of entertainment to celebrate the end of 2008 and welcome in 2009! There will be entertainment for the whole family, before we welcome in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.

Wednesday 31 December 2008

Venue Churchill Park, Rockingham Time 5:00pm – midnight Cost Free Contact Recreation and Culture, 9528 0325 or events@rockingham.wa.gov.au Saturday 10 January 2009 or Saturday 17 KiteJam January 2009* KiteJam returns this summer, bringing the best national and international kite boarding talents together for an action packed, spectacular day of freestyle kite boarding action. Proudly supported by the City of Rockingham. Venue Time Cost Contact Safety Bay Rd, South of Safety Bay Yacht Club 11:00am – 7:00pm Free Lance Gelden, WAKSA, 0404 830 598 or lancegelden@optusnet.com.au *Date is dependent on wind conditions. Please contact the event organiser to confirm the date closer to the event

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Sunday 18 January 2009 TriEvents Triathlon Series – Race Three The third race of the TriEvents Triathlon Series returns to Waikiki Beach in a new format. Be sure to get down for some exciting racing. Visit www.trievents.com.au for more information. Proudly supported by the City of Rockingham. Venue Waikiki Beach, Safety Bay Time TBC Cost Varies Contact Paul Groeneveld, 9204 1899 or paul@trievents.com.au Jim Thompson Memorial Criterium Cycle Race This race is open to all West Coast Masters Cycling Club Members. Depending on ability, riders race in one of five grades from 30 minutes to 50 minutes. Proudly supported by the City of Rockingham. Venue Smeaton Way, Rockingham Time 8:30am start Cost Spectators free Contact Phil Edwards, Peel District Cycling Club, pme053@optusnet.com.au Living Cultures – Australia Day 09 Join with us as the City of Rockingham celebrates Australia Day! Pack a picnic or purchase yummy treats from one of the food stalls, watch the concert or participate in the workshops, the choice is yours! Venue Churchill Park, Rockingham Time 3:00pm – 7:00pm Cost Free Contact Recreation and Culture, 9528 0325 or events@rockingham.wa.gov.au

Sunday 25 January 2009

Monday 26 January 2009

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Monday 26 January 2009 Australia Day Art and Craft Markets In partnership with local artists and art and craft groups, the City of Rockingham will be hosting art and craft markets this Australia Day. People interested in hosting a stall are encouraged to contact the event coordinator. Venue Churchill Park, Rockingham Time 3:00pm – 7:00pm Cost Free Contact Recreation and Culture, 9528 0325 or events@rockingham.wa.gov.au Blues Alive with Community Spirit This event brings together community spirit and blues music. It combines community groups, children‟s activities, stalls and includes Rockingham Regional Arts “Art in the Park” with prizes given on the day. Proudly supported by the City of Rockingham. Venue Churchill Park, Rockingham Time Begins 10:00am Cost Free Contact West Coast Blues Club, 0408 904 806 Sunday 15 March 2009 Living Cultures – Everyone Sharing Bring the family and soak up the atmosphere at the 2009 City of Rockingham Harmony Week Celebrations. Experience food from various countries, participate in multicultural arts workshop or simply sit back and listen to the sounds from the Harmony Week concert. Venue Churchill Park, Rockingham Time 11:00am – 4:00pm Cost Free Contact Recreation and Culture, 9528 0325 or events@rockingham.wa.gov.au

Sunday 8 March 2009

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Sunday 15 March 2009 Harmony Day Art and Craft Markets In partnership with local artists and art and craft groups, the City of Rockingham will be hosting art and craft markets during the Harmony Week celebrations. People interested in hosting a stall are encouraged to contact the event coordinator Venue Churchill Park, Rockingham Time 11:00am – 4:00pm Cost Free Contact Recreation and Culture, 9528 0325 or events@rockingham.wa.gov.au Indian Ocean Surf Boat Challenge Warm-up surf boat event to the 2008 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships hosed by Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club. Venue Time Cost Contact Mussel Fest Secret Harbour Beach 8:00am start Free Jane Le Grove, 0419 902 954 or jane@frogmat.com.au

Sunday 15 March 2009

Saturday 21 March – Sunday 22 March 2009

Celebrating Rockingham‟s culture, taste and lifestyle featuring mussels galore! There will be free entertainment and premier children‟s rides. Proudly supported by the City of Rockingham. Venue Time Cost Contact Churchill Park, Rockingham All day Free Peter Roaen, Tourism Rockingham, 0419 094 391 or info@keos.com.au

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Saturday 28 March – Sunday 29 March 2009 10th WA Environment Festival – Winds of Change The 10th WA Environment Festival – Winds of Change promises to be an exciting adventure. Be delighted by the wide range of activities, performances, eco-educational displays and events. Proudly supported by the City of Rockingham. Venue Naragebup Rockingham Environment Centre Time 10:00am – 4:00pm Cost Free Contact Dawn Skinner, 9591 3077 or rrec@naragebup.org.au Saturday 28 March – Sunday 29 March 2009 Westpac Junior Life Saving Championships See the State‟s best Junior Life Savers on display as they compete in swimming, paddling and running events through the weekend. Stars of the future will shine and they will have a lot of fun participating. Over 800 entries are expected from Surf Life Saving Clubs from Esperance to Broome. Venue Secret Harbour Beach Time 8:00am – 3:00pm Cost Free Contact James O‟Toole, 9243 9444 or jotoole@mybeach.com.au Cockburn Crawl Ocean Swim Hosted by the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club, this event will see participants swim 1600m from Rockingham Beach through Cockburn Sound. Venue Time Cost Contact Rockingham Beach, Rockingham 8:00am start Spectators free Jane Le Grove, 0419 902 954 or jane@frogmat.com.au

Saturday 4 April 2009

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Saturday 4 April – Sunday 12 April 2009 Castaways Sculpture Award Supported by Alcoa, Rockingham‟s premier art event brings 9 days of activities and sculpture that will „amaze you with the possibilities’ and „inform our quest for a sustainable future‟. This unique exhibition takes advantage of the gorgeous backdrop offered by our foreshore & boardwalk to show works by professional and emerging artists using recycled materials and found objects. This event also includes the BHP Billiton, Nickel West Education Program for school children. Venue Time Cost Contact Friday 10 April, Saturday 11 April & Sunday 12 April 2009 The Boardwalk, Rockingham Beach All day Free Recreation and Culture, 9528 0325 or aconway@rockingham.wa.gov.au

Rockingham Easter Carnival Spectacular fireworks every night, non-stop entertainment on the big stage. Arts and crafts, show bags, carnival food and lots of carnival rides for the whole family. Venue Time Cost Contact The Village Green, Rockingham 12noon – late Free entry Mitro PTY LTD, 0418 921 256 or mitroent@bigpond.com