Show your Aussie spirit at this year’s Australia Day celebrations

BURDEKIN residents will be able to show their Aussie spirit at the Australia Day Celebrations to be held at the Burdekin Theatre on Saturday 26 January commencing at 9:30am. 

Burdekin Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Lowis said the celebrations would include performances by Rhythm Edge Dance Studios and the Burdekin Singers.

“There will also be a naturalisation ceremony and the traditional Australia Day awards, as well as the cutting of the Australia Day cake,” he said.

The awards will include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Junior and Senior Cultural Awards, Junior and Senior Sports Awards, Sports Administrator Award and Community Event of the Year.

Cr Lowis said the ceremony would see several local residents receive awards for their achievements and contributions to the community.

“These awards are the Burdekin community’s way of saying thank you to the recipients for their contribution to our region, be it through representing the region in sport or by volunteering their time to various organisations,” he said.

Performances by the Home Hill Choral Society and Burdekin South Sea Islander Organisation will showcase elements of our Australian history and the National Anthem will be sung by Stephen and Rosanne Scuderi.

The ceremony will conclude with complimentary morning tea and serving of the Australia Day cake in the theatre foyer. Wunjunga residents Bill and Betty Lucas will also have their freshly made damper on offer.

People wanting to attend the festivities can buy a $3 entry ticket from the Burdekin Theatre, Burdekin Library in Home Hill or at the door.

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