A sporting complex was constructed many years ago affectionately called the “Gun Club” which originally held clay target shooting events. Although the shooting events no longer take place the name has stuck and is the go-to place for the locals to catch up with old friends and make some new ones and facilitates many of the community events. The Gun club has a primitive 12 hole golf course, cricket pitch, toilet facilities and function shed. It has seen many birthday parties, funerals and even a few weddings. The Gun Club is  available to any WIPA members wishing hold an event. Contact the WIPA Committee to discuss any bookings.

Over the years annual community and fund raising events have evolved, including:

  • Australia day cricket match that pretty well runs all day involving kids, dogs, anyone who feels like a bowl or a bat.
  • Well attended New Years’ Eve bash,
  • Anzac day two-up
  • Easter fun run that is held on the beach involving races for all ages, toddlers to veterans with prizes and medals handed out to the fleet footed.
  • The Anzac dawn service draws over 100 community members out of their warm beds every year to remember the fallen. It is proud feeling standing on the beach while sipping warm soup from the community caravan, watching the sun come up and listening to the delayed service from Canberra via a car radio through the open door of a 4WD, followed by a fly over by the RAAF organised by yet another community member.

The popularity of these events is constantly increasing and they seem to get bigger and bigger every year.

If you would like to attend one of the many events just check out the “Calendar of events” [link], come along and introduce yourself, you will be welcome.

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