A big national day planned in our region.January 23, 2013 4:13am
Your guide to Australia Day events around our region on Saturday.
This year’s event at Kings Park will start with a market and car boot sale from 9
The official ceremony with special guest from the CFA will take place at 10
There will be free cooking competitions including best tomato sauce (one jar, at least 300
All entries must be lodged by 9
Another highlight promises to be the watermelon eating competition at 11
Avenel is this year hosting the major event for Strathbogie Shire at Jubilee Park.
The event starts at 9.30
There will be light refreshments and a historical display.
The Australia Day ambassador is Royal Children’s Hospital chairman Tony Beddison, who owns a property in the area.
He is a former chairman of the Australia Day Committee, the Centenary of Federation (Victoria) a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and committee member of the Moonee Valley Racing Club.
Mr Beddison is chairman of the Beddison Group, a recruitment and staffing company.
Nagambie again holds its celebration from 5
Town awards will be announced and two citizenship ceremonies will take place. There will be a family dance and free sausage sizzle.
The Australia Day ambassador is Dan Romanis, chief executive of the Royal District Nursing Service, Australia’s largest provider of home nursing and the largest employer of community nurses, with a total staff of about 1500, including more than 1000 nurses.
Mr Romanis is also a board member of Peninsula Hospice Service, a leading not-for-profit provider of palliative care services on the Mornington Peninsula.
For a number of years he was a volunteer surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards as a result of his interest in and commitment to improvements in quality standards in healthcare provision.
In 2003, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through the RDNS.
Jan and Peter Wallace will attend the most emotional Anzac Day dawn service there is.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
The Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser is a cause close to the hearts, and feet, of many district residents.
Redgum sculpture is carved at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.
Deniliquin Police ConFest Operation nets 76 drug detections.
Murray Goulburn has lifted its milk prices to about $6.66 kg milk solids.
Benalla's Joda Plex was named Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE's student of the year at her graduation this month.
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