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Free events lined up for Walter Nash Centre celebration

Free events lined up for Walter Nash Centre celebration

Free entertainment and sports activities are being lined up for the Taita community to celebrate the opening of their new Walter Nash Centre in style.

The opening of the new purpose-built, stand-alone centre in Taine Street is on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October.

Centre Manager Lesley Slieker says her team has gone all-out to get a whole range of free activities so there is something for everyone.

“For sportspeople there are loads of demonstrations and the chance to have a go at a few things that aren’t usually on offer, such as bumper ball, cage soccer, volleyball and bubble soccer.

“Kids are a big part of this celebration and the teams at Taita Library and The Dowse have come up with some exciting ideas for kids to get involved with, along with favourites like face painting and storytelling.

“Anyone who just wants to come along and have a good time will enjoy the live music and a chance to meet the Mai FM team, who’ll be at the new centre on Saturday. There’ll be the X-Box Sports Expo on Sunday and at lunchtime on both days there’s a chance to have a chat with local councillors, who are cooking up a free sausage sizzle.”

Lesley says as word gets around the community about the Centre she is finding that people are “buzzing” about being able to do a lot of things at the one stop.

“Bookings are already coming in, with the fitness suite and its state-of-the-art gym equipment proving to be a big attraction. As well as the great sports facilities there are meeting spaces available for community groups, there’s the library, a café, and another big draw is the free Wi-Fi.”


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