Riverwood Autumn Fair fun for the whole family

Posted on Friday, 14 February 2014

The popular annual Riverwood Autumn Fair has once again entertained crowds with stalls, entertainment, rides, competitions and family-friendly activities.

“The Riverwood Autumn Fair brings the community together, to promote inclusion, cohesion and harmony and to build community capacity with community involvement,” said Rohena Round, Riverwood Community Centre Team Leader.

The fair was organised by volunteers of the Riverwood Community Centre and was held at the Centre and Salt Pan Wetlands adjacent to the Centre. The fair kicked off at 9am with food and goods stalls, face painting, ‘Reptiles Rules!’ show, a jumping castle, outdoor laser skirmish, cultural dance and song shows, a Pilates demonstration and many other activities. The event finished at 3pm.

Children enjoyed the entertaining science show, an animal petting farm, and also explored up close a police car from the Campsie LAC and a fire engine from the Riverwood Fire Station. For teenagers, there was a skate competition, basketball competition and an AFL clinic from the GWS Giants.

Canterbury League Club was one of the sponsors of the Riverwood Autumn Fair and donated $1000 to help with the running costs of this event.

“An event like this is a great way for a fun family day out for everyone and it really helps bring the community together,” said Dr George Peponis OAM, Chairman of Canterbury League Club.