Media Release - Australia Day 2022: A Day to Reflect, Respect and Celebrate

Published on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 3:22:25 PM

Australia Day 2022: A Day to Reflect, Respect and Celebrate

The Shire of Narrogin will begin its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday 26 January 2022 in true Aussie style - on the lawn under a shady tree, accompanied by the classic barbeque breakfast. The event will take place on the grassed area at the front of the John Higgins Community Centre, 50 Clayton Road Narrogin, and commence at 7.30 am.

The formalities will commence at 8.30am by the presentation of the Citizen of the Year Awards, a Citizenship Ceremony, and entertainment by local performers. The Shire’s Australia Day Community Breakfast is hugely popular and is attended by more than 250 people. Ongoing COVID restrictions means this signature event will continue to be held at an outside venue.

Narrogin’s Shire President Leigh Ballard said ‘’Australia Day is a day to tell the story of Australia, a beautiful land with an ancient and enduring culture and a resilient people.  It is a story of tragedies and triumphs, of harsh challenges and resilience.  It is a story to be proud of.  It is our story.

“This year, nine community members from Narrogin will make their Pledge of Commitment to Australia. A Pledge of Commitment comes with great responsibilities and privileges and this year’s candidates were born, or were last citizens, in the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Taiwan and France.”

President Ballard went on to say “It is always a fantastic and yet quite a moving experience to administer the Pledge of Commitment and welcome them into the Narrogin community as our newest Australian Citizens. The candidates are always so thankful and proud to have finally become Australian Citizens who will enjoy the fullest of privileges our great country offers which we, who were born here, may sometimes take for granted”.

After the formalities conclude, a fun-filled day of family entertainment will commence, with free entry to the Narrogin Recreation and Leisure Centre pool from 10.00am – 5.00pm.  At 10.30am, the Freedom Fairies arrive from Fairyland, and will entertain with interactive arts and crafts, magic, games and stories, as well as bio-glitter tattoos.  The fairies will be around until 1.30pm.

The last activity of the day starts at 7.30pm with a free outdoor family movie; The Croods:  A New Age.  The movie will be shown on the giant inflatable screen, in Alby Park in front of the NRLC. Entry is via the Swimming Club gate on Clayton Road.  Bean bags are available or bring your own chair or rug.  Snacks and cool drinks will be available for purchase from the kiosk.

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Further information on this media release may be obtained by contacting Sharon Bell, or telephone 08 9890 0900.

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