Three Oz Day events

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Aus­tralia Day is just un­der two weeks away, and there will be plenty to do in the South­ern Rive­rina on Jan­uary 26.

Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil will host a morn­ing cer­e­mony at Tocumwal, at which it will an­nounce the shire’s Cit­i­zen of the Year and other award win­ners.

Com­ple­ment­ing the of­fi­cial cer­e­mony at Tocumwal will be the Fore­shore Mar­kets and fun for all the kids, in­clud­ing a plas­tic duck race along the Mur­ray.

The Ber­ri­gan Shire awards con­sists of five cat­e­gories — Cit­i­zen of the Year, Young Cit­i­zen of the Year, Sportsper­son of the Year, Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year, and Team or Com­mu­nity Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year.

Ev­ery­thing kicks off at 8am with break­fast and for­mal pro­ceed­ings at 9am.

Run­ning con­cur­rently at Ber­ri­gan will be a sep­a­rate cel­e­bra­tion which starts with the tra­di­tional Ber­ri­gan Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s Aussie break­fast.

It will be held at the CWA Hall in Chanter St from 7.30am with the rais­ing of the Aus­tralian flag.

Last­ing about two hours, the morn­ing’s ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude some rous­ing per­for­mances from the Co­bram Pipe Band.

As day turns to night, the cel­e­bra­tions will con­tinue at Jer­ilderie with an event hosted by Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil.

The evening cel­e­bra­tions are renowned for their im­pres­sive fire­works dis­plays and great en­ter­tain­ment at Luke Park.

Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil’s Aus­tralia Day Awards cer­e­mony will be held as part of the evening, with pre­sen­ta­tions for Cit­i­zen of the Year, Young Cit­i­zen of the Year, Sportsper­son of the Year and Lit­tle Aussies of the Year.

The night kicks off at 6.30pm, fin­ish­ing with the fire­works dis­play at 9.45pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion on what Aus­tralia Day in the South­ern Rive­rina has in store, make sure to pick up a copy of the Aus­tralia Day fea­ture in next week’s edi­tion.

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