On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what is great about Australia and being Australian. Many of us will ‘throw a shrimp on the barbie’, scoff a few lamingtons and chug down a beer. Cities and towns will hold festivals, parties and award ceremonies, which all bring us together to celebrate our great nation.

The Western Downs Regional Council has organised some wonderful events to celebrate our local heroes at the 2017 Australia Day Award Ceremonies and community celebrations on Thursday 26 January 2017.

Chinchilla

7am Free Breakfast

8am Awards Ceremony

Chinchilla Museum, 14 Villiers Street (gold coin entry)

▪   Australia Day Ambassador – Miss Chelsea Higgins

▪   Children’s craft activities

▪   Australia Day puzzles

▪   Musical entertainment

▪   Train rides (gold coin donation)

▪   Instabooth

2pm – 6pm Family Fun Afternoon

Chinchilla Museum, 14 Villiers Street ($5 per family)

▪   Giant inflatables

▪   Water slide (BYO towel)

▪   Children’s craft activities

▪   Australia Day puzzles

▪   Musical entertainment

▪   Cricket Speed Bowling Challenge (entry fee applies – funds raised will support the Chinchilla and District Cricket Club)

▪   Face painting

▪   ‘Flavour It Your Way’ Sausage Sizzle

▪   DIY lamington stand

▪   Damper, tea and coffee (gold coin donation)

▪   Train rides

▪   Instabooth

▪   Bar (charges apply – funds raised will support the Chinchilla and District Cricket Club)

Contact: Terri Keller, Community Development Officer 07 4660 7241 or terri.keller@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Dalby

7am – 9.30am Breakfast

10am Awards Ceremony

From 7am – Family fun activities

Dalby Showgrounds, Nicholson Street

▪   Australia Day Ambassador – Mr Scott Stidston OAM

▪   Inflatable obstacle course

▪   Inflatable bumper balls

▪   Face painting

▪   Children’s craft activities

▪   DIY lamington station

▪   Instabooth

▪   Entertainment and much more

Contact: Fiona Henderson, Community Development Officer 07 4679 4420 or fiona.henderson@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Miles

7.30am Free Breakfast

8.30am Awards Ceremony

Leichhardt Centre, Cnr Marion & Dawson Streets

▪   Children’s craft activities

▪   Musical entertainment

▪   DIY lamington stand

▪   Jumping castle

▪   Face painting

▪   Instabooth

10am – 3pm Pool Party

Miles Aquatic Centre, Marian Street free entry

▪   Pool inflatables

▪   Canteen operating

Contact: Jason Erbacher, Community Development Officer 07 4628 5355 or jason.erbacher@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Tara

11am Awards Ceremony

After awards – Family fun activities and lunch

Tara Showgrounds, Showgrounds Road

▪   Australia Day Ambassador – Miss Chelsea Higgins

▪   Children’s craft activities and entertainment

▪   Cookie decorating

▪   Instabooth

▪   Face painting

Contact: Diane Bradford, Community Development Officer 07 4678 7856 or diane.bradford@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Wandoan

7am Free breakfast

8.30am Awards Ceremony

10am – 12pm Family fun activities

Juandah Heritage Site, Windeyer Road

▪   Australia Day Ambassador Ms Chern’ee Sutton

▪   Children’s craft activities

Contact: Jason Erbacher, Community Development Officer 07 4628 5355 or jason.erbacher@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Kings Park Accommodation is a proud supporter of the Western Downs Regional Council and would like to wish all the entrants in this year’s Australia Day awards the best of luck. 

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