Big events planned for national celebration

More than 80 community events have been scheduled as SA prepares to celebrate Australia Day.
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David ‘Spurs’ Goodall, Cook, ACT, gets into the Australia Day spirit. Photo: James Chan.

Australia Day Council executive officer Matthew Miles said this was the most celebrations they have seen.

“This is a great chance for South Australians to celebrate what’s great about Australia, regardless of where they live… and I’d encourage everyone to take part in events near them,” he said.

“This year, there’ll be more than 80 locally-based community events held on Australia Day, with every council in South Australia holding at least one event for their community.”

On top of these 171 events registered for Australia Day at Work.

The largest Australia Day event in the state will be held in Elder Park, Adelaide, with a parade featuring more than 80 different cultural groups, a family concert and fireworks.

Last years event attracted 43,000 people, with a similar crowd expected this year.

Other local events include a bushman’s breakfast at Coober Pedy, a free lamington giveaway at the Whyalla foreshore, the Goolwa Concert band playing at the Alexandrina Council celebrations, a free breakfast at Ceduna, brunch at Tiddy Widdy beach, an aquathon on Lake Bonney in the Riverland, and the 24th annual Australia Day fun run at Meningie.

Port Pirie will also hold its beach festival with sand castle competitions, bucket relays, thong throwings and a memorial raft race.

“It’s great to see so much support for local events – especially in regional areas,” Mr Miles said.

There will also be an Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser Barbecue held at Bunnings, with the local Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service brigades manning the tongs on Saturday January 23 in its annual national fundraiser.

To find out more about local events, visit 苏州美甲美睫培训学校australiaday.org419论坛/events-landing.

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