Sunday, January 22, 2017

Rundown for Australia Day this Thursday

THE local Australia Day observance in New Norfolk will be held on the Derwent Esplanade this Thursday, January 26.

The day kicks off at 10am when the annual fun run and walk gets under way. Entries will be accepted until 9.30am. The rest of the program includes music by the Derwent Valley Concert Band and Derwent Valley Community Choir and long-established local group The Sign, as well as the flag raising, announcements of Australia Day award recipients and an Australia Day address by the Australia Day Ambassador, Dana Faletic.

The New Norfolk Lions Club will host a free Australia Day barbecue and there will be children's activities including sack races, gumboot throwing, paddle board demonstrations and more.

There will be other activities in New Norfolk as well as Bushy Park and Maydena.

Program - January 26, 2017

At the Derwent Esplanade, New Norfolk
From 10am
  • Fun Run/Walk with Tasmanian Road Runners - entries accepted up to 9.30am
  • Fun and Games with D’FAT, Derwent Valley PCYC, Derwent Valley Salvation Army, MoCo Dragon Boat Club, Community2Sea, Derwent Valley SES, New Norfolk Fire Brigade, and Laughter Lines Face Painting: Sack races, gumboot throwing, tug of war, dunk tank, zorb balls, sumo suits, dragon boat and other watercrafts displays, jumping castle and face painting.
  • Lions Club of New Norfolk barbecue
  • Coffee Van
  • Musical Performances: Derwent Valley Concert Band, The Sign, Derwent Valley Community Choir
  • St John Ambulance volunteers in attendance
From noon
  • Flag Raising Ceremony and National Anthem
  • Welcome to 2017 Australia Day Ambassador and address by Ambassador Dana Faletic
  • 2017 Australia Day Awards presented by Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans
At the New Norfolk Swimming Pool (Esplanade, Page Avenue)
  • Free entry and activities and barbecue lunch

At the Bushy Park Swimming Pool (Gordon River Rd, Glenora)
  • Free entry, activities and barbecue lunch

At Maydena
  • Community walk to Junee Cave at 10am, leave from Mayne St
  • Free barbecue lunch and activities at the old Maydena Primary School around noon.

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