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2016 Australia Day Celebrations

Celebrations to mark Australia Day will take place throughout Greater Shepparton on Tuesday 26 January 2016. Ceremonies, events and entertainment will be held in Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura, Dookie, Arcadia, Toolamba and Murchison. Greater Shepparton Mayor Dinny Adem said celebrations around the region will feature flag raising ceremonies, guest speakers, Australia Day Ambassadors, entertainment and the presentation of the 2016 Australia Day Awards.

When:
Tuesday 26th of January, 2016, at 8:00am to 1:00pm
Where:
Various
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Jeremy Bianco: 0358 329 471
Website:
www.australiaday.org.au/

Mooroopna

The event will commence at 10.30am at Ferrari Park, with a flag raising ceremony, an address by Australia Day Ambassador Marion Lau OAM and the presentation of Australia Day Awards. There will also be a BBQ at the conclusion of the official proceedings.

Toolamba

Toolamba’s event will commence at 11am at the Toolamba Recreation Reserve and guests will hear from Australia Day Ambassador Kevin Murray. Australia Day awards will also be presented. A free bbq will take place at the end of proceedings.

Arcadia

A free breakfast will be held from 8am at the Arcadia Recreation Reserve and Community Centre. Attendees will hear from Australia Day Ambassador Andrew Asten.

Dookie

A free breakfast will be held from 8am. Attendees will hear from Australia Day Ambassador Bronwyn King. There will also be a flag raising, awards presented and the “AUS ART” Australian themed art competition will be on show in shop windows.

Shepparton

Shepparton’s event will commence at 8am in the Queen’s Gardens with a flag raising ceremony. Guests will hear from Australia Day Ambassador Wesa Chau. More than 60 people will take part in a citizenship ceremony and Australia Day awards will be presented. There will also be a free bbq brunch available.

Murchison

Murchison’s events will commence at 8am at the Murchison Swimming Pool. Attendees will be able to enjoy a bbq breakfast followed by formal activities including an address from Australia Day Ambassador Stan Alves. Australia Day awards will also be presented alongside other awards including Colouring & Writing award Garden/Christmas competition winners and “Spirit of Murchison” photography winner.

Tatura

A free breakfast will be held from 8.30am at the Tatura Italian Social Club. Australia Day awards will be presented and attendees will hear from guest speaker Matthew Hopcraft, a former Masterchef contestant.

For information on the Australia Day Ambassadors visit http://www.australiaday.vic.gov.au/ambassadors/

 

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