Kangaroo curry as pool closes for season

21 May 2019

With our remote aboriginal swimming pools closing for the season, a Community Kangaroo Curry Night event was recently held at the Burringurrah Swimming Pool. Descending pool temperatures didn't keep locals away as the community celebrated another successful season which has seen more children learn swimming and lifesaving skills, and the pool again a focal point for community interaction.

40 Burringurrah Community members attended the evening, as families gathered around the fire, yarned, laughed and enjoyed the Kangaroo Curry caught and cooked by Burringurrah resident Terrance Riley and Pool Manager Aaron Jacobs.

Terrance remarked on how happy he was to have the community members together at the pool venue. "The Pool is a meeting place for all to enjoy and cool off. When the weather turns for the cooler, it is great for the community to still use the pool for such events."

Royal Life Saving Society WA's remote aboriginal swimming pools have a huge social benefit for communities involved. The pools regularly host movie nights, discos and cook-ups for the community to provide engaging events and bring together youth and families over social outings.

While the pools are now closed for the season, and the pool managers are having a well-deserved break, we look forward to seeing them re-open in September for another season of swimming fun, education and community activities!

You can find out more about the Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool program here.

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