United in cel­e­bra­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By JON BAS­SETT

AUS­TRALIA Day cel­e­bra­tions are a three-way ef­fort from Mos­man Park, Cottes­loe and Pep­per­mint Grove coun­cils, with the 16th an­nual cit­i­zen­ship cer­e­mony, awards and break­fast next Mon­day.

“We even have show­bags for the chil­dren, which is some­thing no other coun­cils do,” Mos­man Park com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Haylie Clark said.

Ms Clark, Cottes­loe com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Sher­ilee Macready and Pep­per­mint Grove com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Vanessa O’Brien have spent the past seven months co-or­di­nat­ing the event, hosted this year by Mos­man Park coun­cil as part of a ro­ta­tion agree­ment be­tween the neigh­bour­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ments.

“The Mos­man Park Ro­tar­i­ans will be there with their new bar­be­cue trailer they got with their own money and a $3000 grant from this coun­cil,” Ms Clark said.

The cer­e­mony starts at Memo­rial Park on Bay View Ter­race at 7.30am, dur­ing which Aus­tralian mu­sic favourites will be sung by the Mighty Camelot Choir.

Ar­gen­tine, Brazil­ian, Dan­ish, Thai, Nepalese, Malay and US-born res­i­dents will be among 49 peo­ple ob­tain­ing Aus­tralian cit­i­zen- ship from 8.30am.

The cer­e­mony is part of the 67th an­nual pre­sen­ta­tions, which oc­cur na­tion­wide.

Each of the three coun­cils will present its an­nual Aus­tralia Day Awards to out­stand­ing mem­bers of their com­mu­ni­ties at 9am, fol­lowed by a free com­mu­nity bar­be­cue break­fast.

Pic­ture: Jon Bas­sett

Mos­man Park com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Haylie Clark (front) has or­gan­ised Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions with Vanessa O'Brien (left), from Pep­per­mint Grove Coun­cil, and Cottes­loe Coun­cil's Sher­ilee Macready.

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