OPINION: Go, get out and about

SNAPSHOT: Peace Park, but not as you know it. This aerial shot of the park was taken by Western Advocate reader Craig Carter. 051817snap

SNAPSHOT: Peace Park, but not as you know it. This aerial shot of the park was taken by Western Advocate reader Craig Carter. 051817snap

THIS is not one of those weekend’s where you can complain there is nothing to do in Bathurst.

There is a lot on, and Parade for one is excited about getting out and about.

The last few events in the Autumn Colours program are being held across the weekend, along with charity events, dog walks and community feedback sessions.

A garage and bake sale to help kick-start fundraising for this year’s Operation Christmas Child fundraiser will be held on Saturday from 8am to 12.30pm at 10 Blackwood Close, Trinity Heights.

Also on Saturday, is the annual open day for Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters at Bathurst and Kelso, with the community invited to come along and say hello from 10am to 2pm.

The Million Paws Walk is on Sunday morning by the river, or later that day visit Centennial Park’s ‘Day in the Park’ from 1-3pm to have a say on what should happen to the park in the future.

Also on Sunday is a rare opportunity to see some of the hidden treasures of Bathurst’s Catholic Cathedral in a guided tour from 2-4pm.

For book lovers, don’t miss the Lifeline Book Fair at Bathurst Showground on Saturday and Sunday.

What’s with the beanie officer?

IF you were flicking through the TV channels on Thursday night you may have come across an NRL game where all the police officers were wearing beanies.

The initiative to get NSW Police officers to swap their blue hats for beanies is to raise awareness for brain cancer research.

Around 50 officers have joined the ‘Beanie for Brain Cancer’ campaign and will wear official police beanies during their shifts at the four Sydney NRL games in Round 11 starting on Thursday.

Funds raised are used to research the causes and treatment for brain cancer in the hope of finding a cure.

Since the ‘Beanie from Brain Cancer’ campaign was launched in 2014, the Mark Hughes Foundation has raised more than $500,000 for brain cancer research.

For more information on the NSW Police initiative and fundraiser visit to www.markhughesfoundation.com.au.

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