Two Rocks Australia Day Breakfast update

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Yanchep Two Rocks Community Recreation Association member Faye Shardlow working in the kitchen at an Australia Day Breakfast.

THE Yanchep Two Rocks Community Recreation Association says everyone is welcome to attend their Australia Day Breakfast in Two Rocks next Wednesday but reminds residents that mask wearing is mandatory except when consuming food or drink.

Residents will also be required to provide their contact details either by using the ServiceWA or SafeWA apps or the contact register.

Children 12 years and younger are not required to wear a mask.

The Australia Day Breakfast starts at 8am with the kitchen open until 10.30am when it closes for the Yanchep Two Rocks Community Recreation Association (YTRCRA) Community Awards presentations.

Residents from within the Yanchep and Two Rocks area who attend get to enjoy a fully cooked breakfast, some great company and entertainment.

YTRCRA president Julie Otremba AOM said the association had served many breakfasts in the more 30 years the event had been running.

Mrs Otremba said the first breakfast had been a sausage sizzle in the park to help residents to meet other people in the area and to enjoy the morning.

“The breakfast then progressed into being a fully cooked breakfast, where residents can meet up and chat and newer members to the community can get to know others from the area,’’ she said.

The biggest number catered for was 650 – a tremendous effort considering the breakfast was only available from 8am until 10.30am.

“We always have some form of entertainment for both the kids and the adults.

“This is a tradition that is steeped in our history and the history of the area, as it was one of the founding members of the association Mr Phil Renkin OAM that started the breakfast off to celebrate our great country.

“The Phil Renkin Recreation Centre where the Australia Day Breakfast is now held is named after him for all the community involvement with the group he helped to set up and ran right up until his passing in 2011.

Since the Community Awards started in 2002 many groups and people have been nominated for the title of Citizen of the Year, Group of the Year and Youth Achiever of the Year.

“These awards recognise local community members for their contributions in the community and also to the groups that keep improving where we live.

“The youth achiever award can be for academic, sporting or volunteering achievements.

“Our Major Sponsor this year is the City of Wanneroo with funds from their Flagship Funding round.

“We also have the support from Yanchep Sun City Pty Ltd again this year.

“Please help us celebrate our beautiful country and our wonderful communities of Yanchep and Two Rocks.’’