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Nambucca Valley's 2021 Australia Day: Time to reflect, respect and celebrate

Nambucca Valley's 2021 Australia Day: Time to reflect, respect and celebrate

This year the Bowraville Central School will be the venue for the official presentation of National Celebration Day Awards.

From 6.30pm on Monday, January 25, the Nambucca District Band will welcome guests and visitors with some great Aussie favourites until 7.00pm when the official ceremony starts.

Barry Noble will also entertain guests and visitors during the ceremony.

You will get to hear and meet the Nambucca Valley's Australia Day Ambassador, Sophie Smith, the Founder of the Running for Premature Babies Foundation.

You are invited to join the mayor, the National Celebration Day Committee, councillors, award recipients and official guests at the ceremony.

January 26

The celebrations on Australia Day will be held at the Unkya Reserve, Eungai Creek, commencing at 8.30am.

The theme of the day is "Reflect. Respect. Celebrate" and time will be taken to do all of those.

There will be a smoking ceremony, a space to reflect your thoughts on our nation and a citizenship ceremony to celebrate our newest citizens.

There will also be market stalls, food trucks, barbecues and the wonderful hospitality of the Unkya canteen.

The Donovan Band will be playing throughout the day. And local radio station 2NVR will be broadcasting live from the event.

There'll be free face painting for the kids, balloons, and free rides including a jumping castle, tea cups and a train.

And if you're a dab hand at baking, why not enter two of your best lamingtons into the lamington competition. Entry is free, and all lamingtons need to be received by 9.30am.

Plus there'll be thong throwing, three-legged racing and egg throwing added into the mix.

It will be a COVID-safe event, and all attendees must check in on arrival and follow all instructions from COVID-19 marshals.

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