PREPARATIONS are underway for a full program of family-friendly events at Evans Head on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January.
As in past years, a community committee was formed to host the day on behalf of Richmond Valley Council as the official Australia Day celebrations. The committee, made up of Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club volunteers, has been working behind the scenes with Council’s Events team to create a day which will not only show off all Evans Head has to offer, but the entire Richmond Valley.
This year the event will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club. There will be a citizenship ceremony, markets, live entertainment, food, and amusement rides.
Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow will welcome seven new citizens, who have come from as far as Ireland, New Zealand, Somalia, Thailand, the United States and Zimbabwe.
Cr Mustow will also be announcing the winners of the Richmond Valley Australia Day Awards. Thirteen nominations were received for the following six categories: Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year, which recognises outstanding members of the community for their personal endeavours, achievements and community involvement; Volunteer and Young Volunteer of the Year, recognising members of the community making significant and lasting contributions to the social, recreational, environmental and economic quality of life in the Richmond Valley through their endeavours on behalf of individuals, organisations, charities, service groups, clubs, churches, sporting groups, health or youth; and Sportsperson and Young Sportsperson of the Year, rewarding athletes who have achieved outstanding results in respect to performances at all levels of competition.
Entertainment kicks off at 9am, with the official ceremony getting underway at 10am.
Spread the word and come and enjoy a day of fun down by the beach while celebrating what makes our country great.
You can stay up to date with everything in the lead up to and during Australia Day in the Richmond Valley. Like the official Facebook page or call the Richmond Valley Council Events team on 6660 0300.