Australia Day celebrations in Burnie

The Burnie Australia Day Special Committee invites all to celebrate 2013 Australia Day (26 January) in Burnie for a morning of entertainment.

Starting at 10:30am, the Australia Day celebration in the Town Hall at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre is always a popular event. The address will be by Ken Morgan OAM, the 2013 Australia Day Ambassador, proudly sponsored by Woolworths.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “Ken is a three time Victorian finalist for Australian of the Year, he was also the Humanitarian of the Year in 2000 and was awarded the 2001 Centenary Medal. Ken was the founder of Kids Under Cover Australia.

“The Burnie Brass Band will be performing and there will also be the exciting award presentation of the Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Event of the year. Another special element to the morning is the official presentation of our newest citizenships. I will officially swear in three new citizens from Poland, India and China. This is a very special day for these three people and it’s moving to be able share it with them.”

Free refreshments will be served after the ceremony. Admission is free and no booking is required. Free parking is available at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on the day.

Australia Day in Burnie also marks the beginning of the McDonald’s Burnie International.

“The McDonald’s Burnie International is an event that as a smaller city, we are so privileged to have. To watch professional international tennis players, down the road from home is a money can’t buy opportunity. Although we gain in many other aspects, often living in a regional area, we find that sometimes we do miss out on some features of major city attractions. This event allows the community to see firsthand an international competition that they may not have been able to access before.

“I would like to congratulate and thank the Burnie Tennis Club for organising an outstanding event each year. Without the dedication from the members that volunteer throughout the year and in the lead up to this event, Burnie would not be able to have such a high standard of an event. On behalf of the community I genuinely thank you as you have represented Burnie proudly,” Mayor Kons said.

View the schedule of games at www.burnieinternational.com.au

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net