Ambassadors prepare to join in the fun
FROM author Thomas Keneally to wheelchair basketball player Erik Horrie (pictured), more than 140 high-achieving and inspirational Australians across NSW will be celebrating with communities as Australia Day ambassadors next month.
The ambassadors will attend events and take part in everything from barbecues and backyard cricket to concerts and thong-throwing competitions.
Having started in 1990 with just nine ambassadors, the program has grown into an important opportunity to showcase some of the nation’s most influential individuals.
The 2016 ambassadors include some of NSW’s most prominent sports stars, cultural leaders, medical pioneers and everyday heroes.
SBS news presenter Richard Gonclaves will be in Bankstown, Thomas Keneally in Manly, Dr Jamal Rifi in Liverpool, athlete Jodi Elkington-Jones in Penrith and Dr Cindy Pan in Parramatta.
As well as taking part in Australia Day activities, they will be encouraging people to go online and share their celebrations around the world using the hashtag #AusDay.
So whether it is a barbecue with friends and family or a day on Sydney Harbour, the Australia Day Council of NSW is looking forward to the many unique ways Australia will celebrate.
For more info please visit: www.australiaday.com.au