Lotterywest funding, $21,000, provided for three Shire of Capel-led events

Fun times: Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray, community artist Rachel Wyder, Boyanup Foundation Blacksmiths member Brian Golding, and shire ceo Ian McCabe.
Fun times: Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray, community artist Rachel Wyder, Boyanup Foundation Blacksmiths member Brian Golding, and shire ceo Ian McCabe.

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray has thrown his support behind the Shire of Capel's 2019/2020 events calendar.

Visiting the shire's headquarters and Capel Civic Precinct on April 12, Mr Murray announced $21,000 in Lotterywest funding for three of the shire's upcoming community events.

The Fact or Faction Readers and Writers Hub will provide talks, demonstrations, and workshops from September 2 to 9, all based around science, technology, engineering, and local heritage.

Held on Saturday, October 26, the third Captivate Capel event will feature a wide variety of community arts workshops.

The shire will light up the night's sky for the Dalyellup Community Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 15.

This year's event will include food, crafts, and singing workshops for community members.

The funds will go to equipment hire, advertising, and performer/workshop fees for all three marquee events.

In developing its 2019/20 Events Strategy, the shire strived to create one event for each of its main localities - Capel, Boyanup, and Dalyellup.

All three events were designed with a "development focus", with the shire set to work alongside schools and local service providers.

Mr Murray said he was pleased with the shire's efforts in bringing the greater community together.

"It shows what this community is all about. The joys of living in a regional community are that everyone joins in and everyone knows one another," he said.

"The community really does come together, whenever these events are held."

Community artist Rachel Wyder said the funds would provide a much-needed boost.

"The Lotterywest funding is excellent, because the shire can now organise some wonderful community events," she said.

"The events will involve older and younger generations in the community."

Owned by the State Government, Lotterywest raised $155.8 million for health, arts, and sports initiatives in 2017/18.

The organisation also raised $104m in 2017/18 for various not-for-profit organisations and local governments across Western Australia.

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