Saturday, January 25, 2014

Meet the Australia Day Ambassador for 2014

Bruce Englefield.
FORMER Tasmanian of the Year Bruce Englefield is this year's Australia Day Ambassador for the Derwent Valley. A leader in the effort to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction, Mr Englefield will give an address at tomorrow's Australia Day observance at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk.

Sponsored throughout Australia by Woolworths, the Australia Day Ambassador Program provides a unique opportunity to meet inspirational Australian achievers. On Australia Day, Woolworths sends ambassadors to communities across the country to spread the message of national pride at various celebrations.

Ambassadors participate in local activities, assist with the presentation of local awards and deliver a short speech on what being Australian means to them. Across the country, more than 350 municipal councils will host an ambassador on Australia Day.

Ambassadors are recruited from diverse fields such as the arts, sport, science, business, government and entertainment. They can be of any age, but they all share the common traits of achievement through hard work, talent, and a strong sense of patriotism. All act in an honorary capacity, giving freely of their time to help celebrate our National Day.

Mr Englefield has served as an Australia Day Ambassador for several years, serving previously at George Town, Brighton and King Island.

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