Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Western Australians encouraged to get outdoors this October

    2/10/2017 1:00 PM
    • Outdoors October inspires people to get outside and enjoy all that WA has to offer
    • Free clinics offered for a range of sporting and recreation pursuits 

    Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray is encouraging Western Australians to spend time in the State's amazing outdoors this month to celebrate Outdoors October.


    Organised by Outdoors WA and supported by the McGowan Government, the month-long celebration encourages people of all ages to get outside, be active and take in the natural world around them.


    Events this October include outdoor fitness sessions, come and try stand-up paddleboard events, wildflower rambles, family fishing clinics and Albany's Camp Quaranup open day. Many of the activities are free, family-friendly and designed for beginners.


    More information about activities and events is available at http://www.outdoorsoctober.com.au


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "As the weather starts to warm up, Outdoors October is the perfect time for us to reaffirm our love for the outdoors and being active outside.


    "Western Australia is famous for its outdoor landscapes and October is the time to take advantage of all that is on offer in our great State.


    "Some people like active recreation such as mountain biking or rock climbing in the State's rugged terrain, others prefer to amble down one of our pristine waterways in a canoe or a dinghy. There is so much on offer.


    "WA's sporting and recreation associations are always looking for new members so if you are interested, get involved.


    "There are so many outdoor sport and recreation opportunities, and thousands of participants eager to share their knowledge with others.


    "Western Australia is blessed with an abundance of walking, mountain biking, horseriding and other trail networks - offering people the perfect way to get active outdoors."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400