Welcome to Hedland 2019

14 May 2019

RLSSWA Talent Pool participants with Talent Pool Program Manager Tim TurnerThe Welcome to Hedland Community Expo was held recently, showcasing the wonderful community groups, services and government agencies available throughout the Town of Port Hedland. Royal Life Saving WA Talent Pool Project Manager Tim Turner, and Pilbara Development Officer Jacqui Forbes proudly represented our organisation at the event, promoting our strong and ever-growing presence within the community.

The annual event allows local businesses to showcase their products and provides community groups a platform to run fundraising activities and membership drives. The family friendly, alcohol and other drug free event also features entertainment, performances by local artists/groups and demonstrations by select stalls.Dippy Duck meeting children at the Welcome to Hedland event

The 2019 event was held last Friday evening at the South Hedland Town Square and gave Tim and Jacqui a fantastic opportunity to promote the broad range of Royal Life Saving programs available for the Pilbara community. Dippy Duck was also on hand to entertain the kids and remind parents about our important Keep Watch toddler drowning prevention messages.

Royal Life Saving is building a growing presence in the Pilbara, with programs like our Talent Pool Youth Employment initiative, a variety of Health Promotion messages such as Don’t Drink Grog and Down and Keep Watch, and a range locally delivered public courses such as First Aid, Bronze Medallion and Pool Lifeguard all giving locals an opportunity to become lifesavers in their community.

Dippy Duck with BHP staff at the Welcome to Hedland eventThe Welcome to Hedland event also gave Tim and Jacqui a great opportunity to promote this week’s Pilbara Water Safety Forum, which is happening this Thursday 16th May from 9am at the Wanangkurra Stadium. The Forum aims to bring together a range of stakeholders from the community, Local Government, State Government and private industry to tackle challenges around regional water safety.

For more information on the Pilbara Water Safety Forum click on the following link where you can also register to attend.

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