City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler has launched the 125th
Anniversary Celebrations of Kalgoorlie, outlining the yearlong program of events and activities that will be taking place during 2018.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the celebrations would focus around the week of the 14 June anniversary of the discovery of gold that sparked the Kalgoorlie Gold Rush.
“We have a very exciting week of events planned, with a photographic exhibition and walking tour, a Karlkurla Dreaming Trail, a very special 125th
Anniversary Historical Gala Ball, a Mining Dinner, and a special 125th
Anniversary focused Mayoral Cup event,” he said.
“In addition to this, the City’s calendar of events has been focused and themed around celebrating this special anniversary, kicking off on Friday with the Australia Day Festival and the first Sunset at the Soundshell concert.
“Wherever possible we will be incorporating the 125th
Anniversary into our events – both Goldfields KidsFest and YouthFest will have strong ‘gold rush’ themes, the Multicultural Festival, which will celebrate the contributions that have been made to Kalgoorlie-Boulder by the diverse multicultural community that has lived here since before the discovery of gold, and through a strong ‘gold’ theme for the 2018 Art Prize.
“There are also other exciting one off events, including the Nitro Circus Freestyle Motorcross, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Comedian Dave Hughes, and the Adelaide Comedy Festival, to name but a few.
“There has also been outstanding support from other community events and activities, which are getting on board to help up celebrate by focusing or theming their activities around the 125th
– the Explore the Goldfields Expo, the Sounds of the Salt Lake Festival, Heartwalk, the “All that Glitters” Perth Fringe Festival Show, NAIDOC Week, the PGA Championship, Diggers and Dealers and Race Round are all on board so far, and we are expecting many more organisations to come on board as the year progresses.
“So many different cross sections of our community have come together already to help celebrate this significant milestone, and we are looking forward to seeing it all come together.”
For more information, and a full calendar of events, visit www.ckb.wa.gov.au/celebrate125