January 11, 2021 CASSOWARY COAST ENCOURAGED TO GET BEHIND AUSTRALIA DAY EVENTS
On Australia Day 2021, Cassowary Coast Regional Council will be delivering events across the region to encourage the community to come together to reflect, respect and celebrate- because we’re all part of the story.
The day’s festivities will commence with the Cassowary Coast Australia Day awards, which includes awarding the Citizen of the Year Award. The event will also welcome our new Australian Citizens with a Citizenship Ceremony.
Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor Mark Nolan said he was proud to have the opportunity to recognise our local heroes on Australia Day.
“In the past year our nation has faced fire, flood, drought and the coronavirus pandemic. It has been a tough year for us all and we have had some inspirational community members who have stepped up to contribute to our great region and the day is the perfect time to pause and give our thanks.
“It’s also a proud moment for me when we welcome new Aussies into the fold. Often this ceremony is the end of a journey that has taken years.
“Council has partnered with local community groups to throw Australia Day pool parties. The pool parties will be held at Innisfail, Mission Beach, Tully and Cardwell. The pools will offer free entry, entertainment and prize giveaways.
“Community and mateship is the foundation on which this country was built, and I encourage all Cassowary Coast residents to come together to celebrate and reflect on the resilience of our community over the last year and the spirit of helping, giving and supporting that defines us as Australians,” Councillor Nolan said.
Due to covid restrictions, admission to the Australia Day award and citizenship ceremony are strictly ticketed. Tickets are free and interested guests will need to register before the event at www.trybooking.com. Please note that no tickets will be available at the door.
The Australia Day Pool Parties will be held at:
• Innisfail Memorial Baths- 10am to 2pm.
• Mission Beach Aquatic Centre- 10am to 4pm.
• Tully Pool Facility- 10am to 2pm.
• Cardwell Pool Facility- 10am to 4pm.
(Normal entry conditions and parent/child ratios apply. A covid-safe plan will be in place for the events).
More information on the events being held can be found at www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/australiaday or via Council’s Facebook page.