YORK CELEBRATES AUSTRALIAN CULTURE

Published on Wednesday, 19 January 2022 at 5:20:34 PM

Three fantastic events open to all!

During January, the Shire of York and the National Australia Day Council are sponsoring three events to celebrate our inclusive Australian culture:

Australia Day Breakfast & Presentations Wednesday 26 January: 7.30am – 10am at the Forrest Oval

Starting with the traditional FREE Community BBQ Breakfast provided from 7:30am by the IGA and entertained by local musicians with a bouncy castle and water slides for the kids - bring your towels!  The formalities commence at 9am with the Flag Raising and Presentation of Community Awards.  This year’s guest speaker is Holly-Ann Martin, Australia day Ambassador, MD Safe4Kids and Child Protection Advocate.

Australia Day Celebrations at the Pool Wednesday 26 January 2022: 10.00 am ‘til late at York Memorial Pool

Thanks to sponsorship secured from the National Australia Day Council, it will be an epic day at the pool this year! With FREE entry all day, waterslides, water Volleyball/Basketball, free sausage sizzle, roving street performers, magic shows, face painting, aqua challenge run, FREE movie at sun down ‘ODD BALL, FREE Family picnic hamper (2 adults x 2 Children) .

Ballardong Boodja Day Saturday 29 January: 9am – 1pm at Peace Park

This event is designed to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples’ histories and cultures and ensure they are appropriately acknowledged in a way that is relevant to our local community.  The event has been developed and organised by our local Aboriginal Elders and residents in conjunction with the Shire of York.  Come along and enjoy Bush tucker tastings, Mooditj Koolalingas Choir, Tool Making, Indigi Face painting, Arts & Craft, Music and Dance.

The three events welcome all residents, friends and family.  The Shire is delighted to be able to support events that celebrate all the things we love about Australia: land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy but particularly our people.

The celebrations are about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our contemporary and dynamic nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - who have been here for more than 65,000 years - to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home.

 For further info, please contact Shire of York.

Telephone:   9641 0500 or Email: records@york.wa.gov.au

ALINA BEHAN, ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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