Am­bas­sadors pre­pare to join in the fun

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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.aus­trali­a­

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