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Family Fun Day 2024

Family Fun Day 2024
Family Fun Day 2024

Event Details

26 January 2024
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Shelley Beach Foreshore Park, Shelley Beach Foreshore Park, Riverton Drive, Shelley

On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia: the great outdoors, a sense of fair go, lifestyle and the diversity of our great nation.

So join us at Shelley Foreshore for the City's Australia Day celebration on Friday 26 January 2024.  This event is designed for the whole community with a strong doggy theme,so bring the family pooch, your friends and neighbours along for a morning to afternoon of fun by the river.

Our 2024 event will have more dog friendly activations, stalls and fun than you can wag your tail at, as well as the pinnacle of every Cannington dog owners calendar - the City of Canning - 'Puppy Parade'.

This free to enter event is also smoke free, alcohol free, dog friendly (ofcourse!)  and wheelchair accessible.

Want to Get Involved?   

We have opportunities to participate in this event!

Event Activities

  • Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
  • Our famous Puppy Parade - sign up  your pet in their best outfit at the stage before the deadline. Prizes will be awarded!
  • Kids Aussie themed craft activities
  • Kids Sporting pop ups
  • Kids Face painting - we'll have 2 to ease the load!
  • Kids Inflatables
  • Kids Quiet Tent for those that need some down time.
  • Pet Friendly Photo Booth
  • Dog friendly stalls
  • Doggy Adventure Course
  • Plenty of food and beverage trucks and vendors 

What's on Stage?

Stage Scheduled being finalised so watch this space. 

City of Canning Puppy Parade

The Puppy Parade will start around 11.30am, come down to the stage between 10am – 11am to sign up your dog. Judges will decide on the the best pooch strutting down the ‘dog walk’.

  • First prize – TBC
  • Runner up – TBC

What about the Kids?

Inflatables being finalised so watch this space! We will also have 2 Face Painters (to help share the load!), craft and sporting activities for the kids.

Food Trucks and Vendors

Food Vendors

  1. Ivy Crepes and Corn
  2. Nidev's Food Factory
  3. Mild Bite
  4. Lola's Handmade Biggest Springroll
  5. Wak Emok's Kitchen
  6. LadyBee Ice Cream
  7. Riverton Scouts

Doggy Stall Holders

Woofalicious K9 Barkery – Home of Perths K9 gourmet bakery, the home of doggy cakes, domutz, pupsicles, biscuits, dehydrated treats and more.

Franks Barkery – Franks Barkery specialise in making Grain Free & Chicken Free Dog Treats and Cakes and will be bringing some extra tasty ice creams and treats down on the day.

Treat Treat – Treat Treat, a pet treat shop launched in February 2023, is a family-owned business. Their inspiration came from the challenge of finding high-quality, single-ingredient treats for our own dogs, Ranger the German Shepherd and Bestley the Pomeranian. This led them to create our homemade dog treats in our small kitchen.

Since their inception, they have garnered a dedicated customer base, with several returning clients and established stockists. All their treats are crafted with a commitment to using only natural and single ingredients. Their passion for dogs, exemplified by their own beloved companions who are integral to their lives, drives them to provide the best for all dogs.

Puppa Do Little – With more people becoming aware of the nasties in store bought treats the need for a nice wholesome treat to feed your furbaby is becoming high demand.At Puppa Dolittle they create each of our recipes with your babies health in mind, even their “fun treats” come with a hint of healthy! Their treats are made with 100% Human Grade ingredients from local and national suppliers, with the most important ingredient coming from within and that’s LOVE.

They started our journey after their boy, Buddy, developed a bladder stone and they found out he couldn’t process meat properly, this is why they use fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs and spices in their cookies and don’t worry, you will see plenty for the meat lovers too!

Getting to the Event

Onsite parking (including ACROD, see below) is available fo this event and entry for parking is off Riverton Drive on the grassed area next to the event site (follow Traffic Management/signage).

We encourage you to ride, walk, or catch public transport. Use the Transperth Journey Planner to plan your journey. We will also have free bike racks for those of you who want to ride down.

As with all events near residential areas, please be patient with the staff as they assist traffic entering and exiting the event. Please also  be courteous and mindful of local residents as you enter and leave the event and do not park on resident verges.

Is there access and facilities for people with disabilities?

Reserved signed ACROD parking is available in the car park closest to the event venue. Please display your ACROD pass.

For those in a wheelchair, path access comes off the car park near these bays.

The event site has many pathways and will allow for wheelchair usage.

Accessible toilets are also available.

This event will be AUSLAN interpreted.

We would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. 

About Our Events

Again this year we are excited to have the Go2Cup,  on board as our sustainability partner! There are three key things you need to know.

1. BYO - patrons are encouraged to bring your own plates/containers, cutlery and cups from home to enjoy your meals/beverages. However, if you can't bring your own we have you covered because GO2Cup will be supplying our Food Trucks/Vendors with special serve ware. You just need to return it to our Waste Stations once you have finished with it.

We also have a cold, filtered water tank on site, please bring your own refillable water bottle too. Please note this is a smoke and alcohol free event.

2. Use our dedicated WASTE STATIONS to dispose of your GO2Cup bowls, plates, cutlery and also your general waste. These stations will be manned by some awesome volunteers, who will ensure all waste is disposed of correctly.

Frequently asked questions

Entry plus most activities are family friendly and free. The food trucks will charge for food and beverage and will have cash and Eftpos facilities.

Should you have any specific dietary requirements, we recommend you monitor this page or the event's Facebook page where each food truck will be listed. You  can the  jump onto each Food Truck's webpage and peruse their menu.

We will do our best to ensure we offer Halal, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free options. However, It is the customer's responsibility to ensure they check that their food choices suit their diet.

A lead must be worn and please make sure you bring your doggie poop bags.

Yes, some seating is provided in the way of picnic tables and some chairs. However, we recommend bringing your own chairs and picnic rug!

Yes, an existing toilet block is near the event site, as well as portable toilets.This includes disabled toilets also.

Yes! Feel free to pack your own picnic. Just please do not bring glass because we have young children running round and we don't want them to cut their feet. Please also ensure all rubbish is disposed of correctly.

COVID-19 Information

The City is committed to ensuring the best possible safety for event patrons, staff and suppliers at our events in relation to COVID-19. We will be implementing:

  • Hand Sanitizer stations.
  • Professional cleaning and disinfection regimes for event venue with professional cleaners.
  • Display signage throughout to remind individuals to maintain good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
  • Hands-free basins with liquid soap in toilet facilities.
  • Reminders for volunteers and staff not to attend if they are unwell, have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient, are awaiting COVID-19 test results or have been instructed to self-isolate.

We ask event attendees to remember to:

  • Practise good personal hygiene (wash hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your elbow).
  • Stay home if unwell and if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms get tested for COVID-19.
  • Follow the appropriate mask wearing guidelines at the time of the event.

For further information contact the Major City Events Team via events@canning.wa.gov.au or 1300 442 664.

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