Governor tours the Wakefield region

His Excellency Governor Hieu Van Le and wife Mrs Le with Belinda and Derryn Stringer, Wakefield Regional Council Mayor Rodney Reid and CEO Andrew MacDonald at Snowtown Oval.
His Excellency Governor Hieu Van Le and wife Mrs Le with Belinda and Derryn Stringer, Wakefield Regional Council Mayor Rodney Reid and CEO Andrew MacDonald at Snowtown Oval.

Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le and his wife, Mrs Le, last week toured the Wakefield region as part of a Vice Regal visit.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency and Mrs Le departed for the tour, which included visits to Owen Primary School, Snowtown Oval and the Balaklava Museum.

At Owen Primary School, the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Mayor of the Wakefield Regional Council Rodney Reid and Principal Liam Whitwell.

Council CEO Andrew MacDonald and Executive Assistant Debra Swan were also in attendance.

The Governor addressed the students and parents at the school assembly, and toured the school and facilities.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le toured the new facilities at Snowtown Oval and met with students from Snowtown Primary School and Blyth Primary School.

Later at the Balaklava Museum, Centenary Park, the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the newly opened display 'Lazy Daze and Old School Days', followed by a briefing at council chambers with Mayor Reid and Mr MacDonald.

Mayor Reid said it was an important occasion for the Wakefield region.

"This was a special day for our region. It provided the opportunity for the children of Owen Primary School - who were involved in the fundraiser Rope4Hope - to meet the Governor of South Australia and his wife," he said.

"His Excellency was so pleased to meet the children and even invited them to Government House for a tour of its grounds.

"The Blyth Snowtown Football Club put on a great show and the Governor was very impressed by the teamwork shown in building the SANFL standard clubrooms.

"A good, country-style, hearty luncheon was laid on by the Snowtown CWA ladies, which really impressed Ms Le, who is the Pateron of CWA SA."