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FREO’S FUTURE CELEBRATES ESPLANADE YOUTH PLAZA

 

 

The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza skate and parcour park celebrated its fifth birthday today.

Great to see so many very young people attending and loving the exciting sport.

I was asked by a City of Fremantle officer why I had mentioned in a blog post early this week that the majority of new Fremantle Youth Network members are female. For two reasons. It is a fact, and I like it that in a time when political partied quarrel about female quotas Freo has a Youth Network with a lot of young women in it-and five young blokes as well.

Let’s not forget also that the 13-member Fremantle Council only has four female Councillors, so I am all for more women power!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE YOUTH PLAZA FIVE YEARS YOUNG

 

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The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza is five years young this weekend and that will be celebrated with a skating festival on Sunday the 14th of April from 12-5pm. This is part of WA Youth Week which runs from the 13th to the 20th of April.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said Youth Week had always been a popular event with young people, and this Sunday was shaping up to be a fantastic festival with a range of engaging and fun activities planned.

The family-friendly event will include a skateboarding competition in association with Skateboarding WA, slacklining and parkour workshops, fascinating virtual reality stations, live interactive street art, Hip Hop classes, market stalls, amusements, etc.

The new Fremantle Youth Network members will be at the EYP surveying the community, so come along and have your say.

The City’s Esplanade Youth Plaza provides many free skateboarding and parkour workshops throughout the year, and is known as one of the best youth facilities across the country.

For more information about EYP Festival 5.0, visit the What’s On page on the City of Fremantle’s website.

Roel Loopers

CYCLE SCHOOL TODAY TO GIVE KIDS MORE CONFIDENCE

Posted in bicycles, bikes, children, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on March 21, 2019

 

Bike Week program

BIKE WEEK is still on in Fremantle and today from 3.30-5.30pm the Cycle School at the Hilton PCYC will teach kids between 6-10 years how to improve their riding skilss and road awareness.

It is a free event, so hop on your bikes!

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MOOMIN TROLLS AT FREO SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE

 

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Spare Parts Puppet Theatre presents its  production of Moominpappa at Sea, an adaptation of celebrated Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson’s book, at its Fremantle Short Street theatre at Princess May Park from January 14 for the 2019 summer holidays.

Moominpappa at Sea follows a family of Moomin trolls who embark on a great adventure to find a new home on a rocky, windswept island far out to sea. As the Moomins explore the mysterious surroundings of their new island home, we get a unique opportunity to see the world through their eyes, and this adventure story of a family ‘at sea’ becomes a journey of self-discovery for us all.

This timeless and imaginative story is brought to life by the director and solo performer, Michael Barlow who draws you into the lives of these enchanting creatures as they face challenges with courage, humour and optimism.

Moominpappa at Sea is the eighth novel in the legendary Moomin series. Jansson’s witty and whimsical Moomin characters have captured the imaginations of millions around the world, inspiring movies, TV shows and theme parks, and even the naming of the asteroid, Moomintroll in 1995.

The season begins on January 14 and runs until February 2, with two shows daily at 10am and 1pm, Monday to Saturday (no shows Sundays or Public Holidays).

There are also three special evening performances on January 18 and 25, and February 1 at 6.30pm. At 45 minutes and suitable for ages five and above, Moominpappa at Sea is a charming and timeless show that will delight and inspire all ages to be more curious about the world around us.

Book online at http://www.sppt.asn.au or by calling 9335 5044.

Roel Loopers

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CLUECHASE A MYSTERY CHASE AROUND FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, family, history, Uncategorized by freoview on December 19, 2018

 

ESCAPEHUNT in Fremantle have got an exciting new outdoor game on offer, so go and check it out during the holidays.

ClueChase is an outdoor Escape room/treasure hunt experience in which teams of 2-6 people embark on a mission across the city of Fremantle, during which participants must complete a series of challenging puzzles and mysteries spread across the many historical sights and landmarks within Fremantle.

To complete all the task before time runs out participants must use the provided iPad and action pack to solve anything that gets thrown your way. But you must not forget; TIME IS RUNNING OUT

There are two great games!

Mindfall In Operation Mindfall you and your team of high level operatives are tasked with a top secret mission; to foil a sinister plot in which Spider plans to poison and control the minds of the local populace. You only have one and a half hours to complete your assignment or all will be lost.

Magic Portal The Magic Portals have been opened! You and your team have to race against time to close the remaining portals before its too late; before the monsters from the other side over run our world. Its estimated that you only have an hour before its too late so make sure you’re prepared to race against the clock.

Valued customers of Escape Hunt are offered the opportunity to get a discount and be among the first to experience ClueChase. If you use code C25 at checkout at cluechase.com.au you will get a 25% discount or call 0490539229.

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CIRCUS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FUN FOR KIDS

Posted in children, circus wa, city of fremantle, family, Uncategorized by freoview on December 14, 2018

 

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School holidays are starting so check out the activities at CIRCUS WA at Fremantle’s Princess May Park.

It’s the perfect spot for parents. Drop off the kids to learn circus skills such as juggling, aerials, tumbling, stilt walking, unicycling, etc. and have a relaxing break at Clancy’s Fish Pub next door. ; >)

For bookings and more info go to: http://www.circuswa.com

Roel Loopers

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS WEEKEND IN FREMANTLE

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, community, family, Uncategorized by freoview on December 10, 2018

 

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This coming weekend is the time to take the children to the Christmas Carols fun in Fremantle.

It starts of on Saturday the 15th in the North Fremantle Community Hall with a cabaret-style evening and Carol-Sing for the whole family at 6.30pm.

Entry is $ 5.00 per person and $ 15.00 per family. Bring a plate!

And on Sunday the 16th the City of Fremantle is organising a free Carols by Candlelight in Fremantle Oval with the Libby Hammer Quintet and Arcadian Voices from 5-8.30pm.

There will be food stalls on site.

Roel Loopers

 

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STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

 

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The 16 days VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN campaign held a breakfast on the lawn of the WA Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle this morning.

It is very disturbing to hear that domestic violence in Australia has been increasing over the last years, and that is not acceptable!

Roel Loopers

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SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

 

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Early notice that it is White Ribbon Day on Friday and that there will be a floral installation in Fremantle’s Henderson Street between the Sail&Anchor and Fremantle Markets from 9am to 1pm.

Domestic violence, mainly against women, is an abhorrent crime that has been increasing in Australia, and that needs to be stopped!

Roel Loopers

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MAKE HOTELS MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY

Posted in accommodation, children, city of fremantle, family, hospitality, hotel, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2018

 

Bradley Woods, the CEO of the Australian Hotel Association has a whinge about Bed&Breakfasts and the unfairness of it all in the West Australian today.

There is no doubt that some regulation needs to be in place for B&Bs, which are already required to have a registration here in Fremantle, but B&Bs are here to stay no matter how much the AHA is against them.

The reality the AHA will have to deal with is that hotels are expensive for families and large groups, in comparison to B&Bs, so what is the AHA going to do about that?

Hotels are also not very family and children friendly, so when are we going to see secure playgrounds and play spaces in hotels? Maybe new hotels could even include community kitchens so that families don’t have to go and eat out three times a day, which is very costly and prohibitive for many. It is one of the reasons people book a B&B, where they can do most of the cooking in house, and the kids might even have a garden they can play in.

While serviced apartments, such as Quest in Pakenham Street at least have a kitchen where one can prepare a meal or two, they still lack facilities for children and families.

I hope some of the new planned hotels in Fremantle will make an effort to cater better for families, to combat the trend toward B&Bs and away from hotel accommodation.

 

Roel Loopers

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