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6 April 2020
The coming Easter break is going to be a challenge for everyone, not only in Kwinana, but around Australia. Families and friends are separated, holidays are cancelled and movement is restricted. This has caused enormous disruption and, for many, much heartache.
Without doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly put a dampener on what is usually a time for us to connect, relax and enjoy time together. It is worth remembering that this is not forever, and to draw strength from the fact that we are all living the same experience in ‘shared isolation’ at this time.
For many, Easter is a time for reflection, and the current crisis we face as a nation has forced many of us to look deep within and reflect upon what we value most dearly and to determine where we will draw our strength for the trying times that lie ahead of us.
It seems like only yesterday Kwinana was celebrating Australia Day under the tree canopy of our beautiful award-winning Adventure Park, welcoming 72 new citizens to the City of Kwinana and announcing our citizens of the year for 2020 – Active Group Honeywood Residents Association, Youth Citizen Kai Best, Senior Citizen Bob Thompson and Community Citizen of the Year, Nic Marshall.
Soon after this, we held our highly anticipated annual Alcoa Children’s Festival. This year close to 9,000 local residents came out on a glorious sunny day to take part in our ‘Once Upon a Time’ themed event, with free and low-cost activities available for the whole family, thanks to generous sponsors Alcoa and Lotterywest.