Come together and celebrate Australia Day
Published on 18 January 2021
Residents and visitors are encouraged to celebrate Australia Day, with celebrations planned throughout the Gannawarra on Tuesday, 26 January.
Community groups and organisations have planned six gatherings on the day, ranging from community breakfasts to dinners.
“The past 12 months have shown that it is important to keep connected with your community, and there is no better way than joining in to celebrate Australia Day,” Mayor Charlie Gillingham said.
“I encourage all to come together on 26 January and celebrate how lucky we all are to live in this great country.”
Celebrations will begin at Barham and Koondrook’s combined festivities, occurring at Barham’s Riverside Park at 7am, with a community breakfast.
Kerang residents will gather at Atkinson Park at 7.30am for a community breakfast, with a barbecue breakfast also on offer for those in attendance at Garden Park, Cohuna from 8am.
Murrabit’s breakfast festivities – occurring at the Murrabit Market Lions Shelter – will also begin at 8am, with the day's festivities to wrap up with Leitchville’s traditional evening barbecue dinner, which begins at the Leitchville Sporting Complex at 6.30pm.
“All celebrations will feature a flag raising ceremony, a guest speaker and recognition of Gannawarra Shire Council’s Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year, who will be officially recognised at a Civic Ceremony in Kerang prior to Australia Day,” Mayor Gillingham said.
“Please note that COVIDsafe measures will be in place at each event and, most importantly, please stay at home if you are unwell.”