Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre prepares to celebrate milestone 30 year anniversary in September

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey Shire president Paul Gillett and Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre manager David Marshall.
Camera IconHarvey Shire president Paul Gillett and Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre manager David Marshall. Credit: Shire of Harvey/Supplied/RegionalHUB

A much-loved Harvey community facility is set to get out the party balloons next month as it celebrates a significant milestone.

This year marks 30 years since the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre first opened its doors and has been a key part of the community’s sport, recreation and cultural scene.

As part of its marking of the milestone, the centre will holding a number of free activities and programs between September 11 and 16 for the community to attend.

Some of the events planned include yoga classes, kids gymnastics, pickleball, a disco party, 5km fun run and a concert.

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Over the last three decades, the HRCC has served as an evacuation centre for families during bushfire events, acted as the hub for the town’s recent Four Day Enduro competition and hosted many world-class productions and shows.

The centre was awarded the WA Presenter of the Year Award by CircuitWest in 2021 in recognition of its cultural offerings and is now seen as a key regional tour location alongside major venues including the Albany Entertainment Centre.

It also has a 24-hour gym and National Standard childcare program, with recent data showing that many families from outside of the Shire of Harvey are visiting the centre for its services.

Harvey shire president Paul Gillett congratulated centre staff on the “fantastic” milestone.

“Congratulations to David (Marshall) and the team at the HRCC for achieving 30 years in our community,” he said.

“The centre plays a key role in our lives and creates a family-friendly space for us all to come together and stay connected. I cannot wait to see what the next 30 years brings.”

For more information on the celebrations, visit harveyrec.com or the centre’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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