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Aussie spirit and pride

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January 24, 2018

(Australia Day Seymour) Seymour residents will celebrate Australia Day in style on January 26, just like our friend on Station Street. Picture: Gus McCubbing

Liam and Chelsea Ballantyne getting in to the Australia Day spirit

Seymour

In true Aussie fashion, Seymour residents will celebrate community spirit by gathering at Kings Park this Australia Day.

Kicking off at 8am with a delicious cooked breakfast, official ceremonies will begin at 9.30am.

Followed by Australia Day ambassador Milosh Ivanovich sharing his inspirational journey from a nine-year old immigrant who didn’t speak English to attaining his PhD in Information Technology by the age of 22.

And the festivities won’t stop there.

From 10am to 1pm there’ll be plenty of quintessentially Aussie odd-ball activities on offer including tug-of-war, thong throwing, Mintie wrapper tearing and handball competitions.

Plus community displays, golf, sheep shearing, a Seymour car club display and a colouring competition. There will be something for everyone in Seymour this Australia Day.

Broadford

The Broadford Australia Day Festival is back for another year, celebrating all it means to be Australian.

People can enjoy a barbecue breakfast from 7am in Lions Park, with the traditional flag raising at 10am, followed by a community tug-of-war.

And this year from 11am the festival will host the Mitchell Shire awards and the Australia Day citizenship ceremony, presented by Mayor Rhonda Sanderson and featuring the Mitchell Shire Band.

There’ll also be a range of live music, entertainment, market stalls and children’s activities at the Island Reserve from 9am to 3pm, with community groups joining in including CFA, SES, Landcare, RSL, Rotary and local soccer and footy clubs.

Plus the Broadford Historic Precinct Buildings will be open to the public, with the historical society providing a special display of past Broadford sporting clubs. There will also be displays of vintage trucks and engines in the precinct grounds.

And for young adults and students there will be a hang-out zone at Broadford Skate Park where the main attractions include free skateboard coaching and live music from the popular band Flaxxon.

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