The overcast day and threat of rain didn’t do much to deter families from attending Canterbury’s inaugural Australia Day Festival with over 400 people turning up to enjoy the all-day festivities.
A farm animal petting zoo which included chickens, lambs, goats and a super cute llama, as well as a reptile education display with snakes and lizards, kept the children occupied while the adults were treated to a Greek dancing and Lebanese drumming performance. Fans of vintage car shows were also spoilt for choice by the four meticulously-restored 1950s Cadillacs and the Mercury on display.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs players Josh Jackson, David Klemmer, Lloyd & Sam Perrett also came to the Club for a meet and greet with the fans, and were on hand to sign Bulldogs memorabilia.
Other activities of the day also included a meat pie and lamington eating competition as well a true Australia Day-style big BBQ cooked up by Canterbury’s chefs.
“We had such a great turn out for Canterbury’s Australia Day Festival with fantastic family-fun activities – there was truly something for everyone. Thank you to everyone who supported our event and we hope to see you again next year,” said Dave Brace, CEO of Canterbury League Club.