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Centenary Celebrations in Renfrew

Renfrew Gala Day is scheduled for Sun 3 June and this year celebrations and activities centre around the theme of 100 years of Robertson Park.

Gala Day has become Renfrew’s biggest and best free family day out and this year organisers are confident that the range of activities and entertainment on offer will be sure to appeal to the whole family.

The day kicks off with the parade departing from Canal St at 1pm and arrives at Robertson Park at 1.30pm, when the event is then officially opened by Renfrew Citizen of the Year, Donna Duff.

Donna is a mum of three and also a full time foster carer from Renfrew who was delighted to have been nominated for this great accolade by staff and pupils at Kirklandneuk Primary and then announced the winner. In addition to all of the above Donna also finds time to volunteer at the local primary helping to run shows, making costumes and working in the library. Her kindness and care has not gone unnoticed and the school thought this would be a great way to say thank you.

Once Donna officially opens the event from the main stage at 1.30pm there will be plenty for young and old alike to enjoy a great Sunday afternoon in the park.
A taster of what attendees can expect to experience on the day include ;

Main stage music and dance
Acoustic stage where Renfrew’s young musical talent take to the stage
Fairground rides
Charity stalls
Petting zoo
30 Acres Skateboard competition
Inflatable fun and paintballing
Cream teas
Plus much more

In addition to Gala Day itself there will also be a range of free Gala Week events in the lead up to the event, including the Bonnie Baby and Toddler competition on Tues 29th May at the Cherrie Centre, registration 11.30 and competition takes place 12- 1.30pm plus there will be a Tea Dance 1-3.30pm at Renfrew Town Hall then Playdays for 0-4yrs again at the Town Hall on Weds 30th. Free tickets to Playdays and the Tea Dance can be collected on a first come first served basis from theTown Hall.

Renfrewshire Arts and Museums staff who co-ordinate the organising of the event with tremendous support from the community have taken on board all of the comments they receive on a regular basis from customers and hope the wide ranging activities, stalls, music and dance entertainment this year will provide a great value family day out for local residents.

There will be a wide range of promotional material available within the community and we would urge residents to pop into Renfrew Town Hall or the library to pick up their free ‘what’s on’ guide so that they can plan their day.

Alternatively for more info on Renfrew Gala Day or any of our events visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts for all the latest news.