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Australia Day

Each year Bathurst Regional Council runs Australia Day celebrations and it's another great opportunity for locals to celebrate what's great about Australia and the Bathurst Region.

Starting the celebrations early, come and help recognise our Australia Day award recipients at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Friday 24 January from 5.30pm. Awards on the day include: Event of the Year (Community & Destination), Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year, Youth Arts Award, Jo Ross Greening Bathurst, Chifley Award. Entry is free and the whole community is encouraged to attend.
Bathurst also welcomes its Australia Day Ambassadors 2020 - Lana and Roger Borg! Lana and Roger have dedicated themselves to cooking hot home-made meals for those in need. Mama Lana's Community Foundation now serves hot home-cooked meals as well as providing support six nights a week as well as operating a school student lunch sponsorship program. They now also provide lunch packs to students at a local high school 5 days a week. Over the past 12 months, they have also been able to support Domestic Violence cases with emergency food hampers through the Penrith Women's Health Centre.
The community will be able to wake up on Sunday 26 January with a BBQ Breakfast, hosted by the Eglinton War Memorial Hall from 8am. Included in the morning will be an official ceremony, National Anthem and flag raising, car displays and novelty races and giveaways for the kids. Entry to the event is free, with a BBQ breakfast on offer for a gold coin donation.
The annual Citizenship Ceremony will take place on Sunday 26 January 2020 at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre commencing at 10am. Join in and celebrate the new citizens in our community
And don't forget that there is free entry to the Pool on Sunday! Cool off in the pool this Australia Day in true Aussie fashion, with free entry and kids' activities at the Manning Aquatic Centre Bathurst from 11am. 


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