Despite the slightly cooler temperature last Saturday, about 5000 people turned up to the official opening party of the City of Armadale’s newest community facilities.
The grounds surrounding the new Rossiter Pavilion in Piara Waters were packed full of residents who spent the afternoon and evening among food trucks, live entertainment and plenty of free activities for everyone young and old.
Mayor Henry Zelones said there were 18 food trucks, courtesy of Little Market Place, as well as market stalls and entertainment, which were provided by local community groups, businesses and sporting clubs.
“The Rossiter Pavilion opening party offered entertainment options for all ages including live music performances, face painting, circus workshops, storytelling, the Bike Doctor servicing bicycles, a craft corner and giant games,” he said.
“Toes were tapping as the evening concluded with an outdoor screening of the musical masterpiece The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.”
The new $7.3 million facility is home to the Piara Waters Junior Football Club and the playing fields are part of a shared recreation precinct with Aspiri Primary School.
The facility includes a main hall, multi-purpose room, a large sports playing field with tiered seating for spectators, meeting room, fully-equipped kitchens, children’s playground and outdoor barbecue area.
Photographs – Aaron Van Rongen