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Canning celebrates its Pioneers

Canning celebrates its Pioneers
10 May 2024
City of Canning's Pioneers Tea
City of Canning's Pioneers Tea

On Wednesday 8 May, the City of Canning celebrated community members who have lived within the Canning district for 50 years or more, at the annual Pioneer’s Afternoon Tea.

Held at the Cannington Exhibition Hall, the afternoon tea took more than 180 Canning Pioneers on a trip down memory lane, reminiscing over times gone by and provided them with an opportunity to catch-up with friends, old and new.

The event celebrates those who have significantly contributed to the development of the Canning community and remarkably, with some attendees in their 80’s and 90’s, there were a number of residents who have lived in the City for more than 80 years.

Having lived in Canning for more than 70 years, Betty Wilson really enjoys coming along to the event.

“I love coming along to the Pioneers Tea, it’s fantastic catching-up with friends and family I haven’t seen for years.

“I loved being a part of the Canning community it’s a great place and it’s the people that makes it such a wonderful place to live,” said Betty.

Mayor Patrick Hall said it was a privilege to celebrate those who have called Canning home for more than 50 years and acknowledge their contributions in making Canning the wonderful place that it is today.

“In 1978 the City’s population tipped just over 50,000 and in 2024 this number has now doubled to over 100,000 residents.

“Along with the increase in population we have seen significant changes to the level of infrastructure and services available within the City.

“This includes the evolution of Carousel Shopping Centre and the City Centre, the development of the City’s Leisureplex’s and Youth Centre’s, as well as the ongoing improvements to our parks and local community areas.

“A lot has changed over the years, however one thing that still rings true is a shared sense of community and belonging in Canning,” said Mayor Hall.

Residents who have lived in the City for over 50 years can register their interest to attend next year’s Pioneers Tea by calling 1300 422 664 or emailing events@canning.wa.gov.au.

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