25 January 2018

Mayoral Column

Tomorrow is Australia Day! We’ll be hosting our first ever Australia Day on the banks of the Hawkesbury at Governor Phillip Park, Windsor: It will be a wonderful day of celebrations.

First up will be our free BBQ breakfast and our Citizenship Ceremony at 8:45am, then our Australia Day Awards Ceremony at 10:30am. I’m delighted to welcome our entertaining and knowledgeable Australia Day Ambassador, Jan Fran, a popular journalist and broadcaster who currently hosts The Feed on SBSVICELAND. Jan writes, produces and presents everything from long form documentaries to sketch comedy segments for The Feed. Jan is a proud Lebanese Australian who has lived in Lebanon, France, Bangladesh and Uganda.

We will welcome 20 new citizens at our special Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony from a range for countries including Brazil, Canada, India, Lebanon, Malta, Northern Ireland, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and the United Kingdom. All family, friends and community members are welcome. The Australia Day Awards Ceremony starts at 10:30am at Governor Phillip Park, Windsor. RSVP events@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or call 4560 4404.

Council will also host its premiere special event, ‘Australia Day on the Hawkesbury’ from 4pm to 9pm at Governor Phillip Park, a free family fun and fireworks event,  proudly sponsored by Windsor RSL, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Hawkesbury Race Club, Richmond Club and The Hawkesbury Gazette. For details visit Council’s homepage www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or Hawkesbury Events Facebook.

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