Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    Get outside and active for Outdoors October

    28/09/2016 12:00 PM
    • More than 150 outdoor events and activities planned for Outdoors October 2016
    • People of all abilities and ages encouraged to get involved 

    There are more than 150 reasons to get outside this October and experience the wealth of outdoor activities on offer in Western Australia.


    Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said Outdoors October encouraged people to go outside and explore by joining activities ranging from rock climbing and snorkelling to bush survival, treasure hunting and ghost walks.


    "WA offers a diversity of accessible outdoor recreation experiences and with the onset of spring and school holidays, it is the perfect time to start getting outside," Ms Davies said.


    "Throughout October, Outdoors WA and the Liberal National Government are encouraging people to become active by offering a huge program of events and opportunities planned by outdoor clubs and organisations from Albany to Kununurra."


    Outdoors October was first piloted in 2013 and has since been supported by the State Government through the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR).


    Events and activities on offer through October 2016 include bushwalking, wildlife watching, kayaking, off-road cycling, night running, caving and abseiling, camping experiences at DSR recreation camps and even the option for kids to camp out at Domain Stadium with their dads.


    New to the initiative is the 'A Park a Day' program, a collaboration between DSR and the Department of Parks and Wildlife to promote 31 parks within the Swan Canning Riverpark for members of the public to visit.


    The Minister said the month provided a great opportunity to explore some of the hidden gems of metropolitan and regional WA, as well as putting the public in touch with local sport and recreation clubs and service providers.


    "Being active outdoors supports good health and community outcomes.  All of our local communities have resources available that facilitate getting active outside and this is an opportunity to make people aware of them," she said.


    "From Beverley Heroic cycling adventures in the Avon Valley to sleeping under the stars at Woodman Point Recreation Camp, there are new experiences for people of all ages and abilities on offer next month."


    Fact File

    • For more information on Outdoors October and an activity calendar, visit http://www.outdoorsoctober.com.au
    • Outdoors October is led by Outdoors WA and is supported by the Government through a $100,000 allocation 

    Minister's office - 6552 5500


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