Don't miss the Australia Day 2020 Awards and Family Fun Day

Last year hundreds of locals and holidaymakers were out and about celebrating Australia Day. Photo - Ruby Pascoe
Last year hundreds of locals and holidaymakers were out and about celebrating Australia Day. Photo - Ruby Pascoe

Next Sunday, the community will be coming together to recognise local role models, welcome new citizens and get the chance to meet NRL player Aiden Tolman.

The Australia Day 2020 Awards and Family Fun Day begins with the awards ceremony at 9.30am.

The Welcome to Country will be followed by the Australian Citizenship Ceremony where we welcome 23 new citizens to the shire.

2019 Awards: Joint Citizen of the Year Award winners Holly Gaddes and Josh Ball. Photo: Ruby Pascoe

2019 Awards: Joint Citizen of the Year Award winners Holly Gaddes and Josh Ball. Photo: Ruby Pascoe

There will then be an address from our Australia Day Ambassador, NRL player, Aiden Tolman.

Aiden grew up in Hat Head and played junior football locally before embarking on his professional league career.

He is a fantastic role model on and off the field, particularly for young local sporting fans.

There will be a chance to meet Aiden and get his autograph from 11.30am.

Australia Day Ambassador: NRL player, Aiden Tolman be available for a meet and greet and to sign autographs from 11.30am.

Australia Day Ambassador: NRL player, Aiden Tolman be available for a meet and greet and to sign autographs from 11.30am.

Finally the formal component of the day will wrap up with the announcement of the recipients of the prestigious Australia Day Awards.

They are across the following categories: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Community Group of the Year.

At the conclusion of the formal ceremony, everyone is welcome to join the Family Fun Day on the grounds of the Slim Dusty Centre from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Outside there will be live music, a barbecue and activities for families such as face painting, a jumping castle, a giant inflatable obstacle course, egg and spoon races and a whip cracking competition.

Timetable:

Arrival between 9.00am - 9.30am

9:30am - 11:30am

  • Welcome to Country
  • Ambassador Address
  • Citizenship Ceremony
  • Australia Day Awards

11:30am - 1:30pm

  • BBQ, kids activities, competitions
  • Aiden Tolman autographs
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