State pride at Museum of the Great Southern for WA Day

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Museum staff Scott Neil, Wendy Faithfull, regional manager Katherine Salmaggi and Ruben Wills get ready for the WA Day Festival. Pic: Laurie Benson
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It will be a celebration of our State on Monday when the Museum of the Great Southern hosts Albany’s WA Day Festival.

After a hiatus last year because of COVID-19, the free festival aims to feature the best of WA culture.

With exhibitions, community art, outdoor games, a storytelling area and Indigenous demonstrations, the day will showcase what makes our State great.

Jamie the Clown will be roaming the museum grounds to entertain the little ones, while the Albany and Regional Volunteer Service will man the barbecue.

There will also be coffee and food vans offering refreshments. For those who want to enjoy their WA Day at a slower pace, films will be shown in the Co-op building throughout the day.

“After not being able to host the festival last year, we’re really looking forward to getting out there this year and celebrating the diversity and incredible culture we have here in WA,” Museum of the Great Southern regional manager Catherine Salmaggi said.

“The festival is a fantastic way to bring the community together, and I look forward to seeing everyone come together to enjoy our special long weekend.”

Celebrate WA chair Michael Anghie urged people to get out and enjoy the Albany festivities after a challenging year.

“The festivals throughout our regions are always a fantastic representation of the diversity within our State, and the different ways we come together to celebrate this unique public holiday,” he said.

The WA Day Festival will be on Monday from 10am-2pm.

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