Flag raising ceremonies, the singing of the national anthem and the announcement of various award winners will take place as part of Australia Day celebrations.January 24, 2013 9:00am
District residents are invited to celebrate Australia Day this Saturday by attending one of the many free events being held throughout Greater Shepparton.
Ceremonies, events and entertainment will be held in Shepparton, Tatura, Dookie, Murchison, Arcadia, Toolamba and Mooroopna.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Jenny Houlihan said Australia Day was the perfect opportunity to celebrate what’s great about our region and our country.
‘‘We have so much to celebrate, from our peaceful nation to our relative wealth and natural resources, to the wonderful things that give us our local identity,’’ Cr Houlihan said.
‘‘Greater Shepparton has successfully embraced multiculturalism, and we have an abundance of opportunity to share in education, industry and the natural environment.
‘‘I’m especially proud of the generous way that our community has welcomed new arrivals to Australia. Over the past five years, 40 per cent of recent migrants to Greater Shepparton were humanitarian entrants, compared with nine per cent for Victoria and eight per cent for Australia.
‘‘It is a wonderful thing to share our prosperity with those looking for a better life.
‘‘Australia is a safe and friendly country, and Greater Shepparton is a safe and friendly region, and will become even more so as we work together in the months and years ahead.’’
Cr Houlihan said the community spirit of Greater Shepparton was especially evident at Australia Day celebrations.
‘‘Communities across the region have worked hard to provide an opportunity for everyone to gather and celebrate,’’ she said.
‘‘Wherever you live in Greater Shepparton there will be an opportunity nearby for you to come together with your neighbours, friends and the wider community.’’
The events start at: Tatura — 8.30
Keynote speakers are: Tatura, Vanessa Stockdale (senior), Nathan Booth (junior); Murchison, Dr Sharman Stone; and Toolamba, Darryl Jones.
All celebrations will include flag-raising ceremonies, the singing of the national anthem and the announcement of various award winners.
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