AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Join us riverside for a family celebration of Australia's special day, with a big Aussie breakfast provided by the Rotary Club of Noosa starting at 7:am. The parade kicks off at 8:30am down Gympie Terr to the noosaville Lions Park and citizenship ceremony at 9:am. Music provided
Venue: Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 5471 0109
African drums for Australia Day
Noosa's 2007 Australia Day celebrations will provide an eclectic mix of attractions, ranging from public participation in African drumming to Tewantin Heritage Society members arriving in period dress aboard the Riverlight Ferry.
Following the traditional breakfast party cooked by Rotarians from 7.00, this year Noosa will have two Australia Day Parades. A wet one will appropriately feature the Sea Scouts in their centenary year, along with Australia Day Ambassador and composer Tony Gould, members of local community groups, a flotilla of local yachties and boaties and local outrigger canoeists -- who have generously promised to make their craft available to anyone wanting to 'have a go'.
The subsequent dry parade will see these various dignitaries turn landlubber to join pipe bands, the Light Horse Brigade and a pride of hand-crafted Fred Flintstone style boats on the way to the Noosaville Lions Park for the 8.45 flag raising ceremony.
The citizenship and Australia Day Awards ceremonies will follow at 9.00 before the riverfront parkland gives way to entertainment. Organiser Vanessa Doolan predicts youth bands, live theatre, buskers, face painting and some very interactive African drumming.
"Performers Aaron Walker and Angela Davies will have 30 African drums to loan to members of the public so lots of people can join in for some West African traditional and contemporary rhythm and dance. We expect this part of the celebration to start at around 10.30 am and to be a huge hit with all the old and new Aussies."
Australia Day Nominations 1/11/2006
Noosa residents are being urged to nominate local unsung heroes for recognition in the Shire's Australia Day Awards, for presentation at a ceremony on the riverfront Noosaville Foreshore in Gympie Terrace on the morning of Australia Day, January 26th.
Mayor Bob Abbot said today forms are available from Council's website : www.noosa.qld.gov.au
under community, or from his Secretary Kylie Harris on 5449 5212, email firstname.lastname@example.org
-- "or you can call in to collect one from the top floor of our Council Office in Pelican Street, Tewantin," he explained.
"Categories span a wide range of achievements and interests, and are topped by the overall Noosa Shire Award. Outstanding recipients of our Australia Day Awards have included the late Reg Bryant of Cooroy, Ron West of the Pomona Majestic, conservation icons Cecily Fearnley and Dr Arthur Harrold and founder of the local RSPCA Joy Gilbert.
"You can also nominate someone for the Shire's Creative Achievement Award, the Economic Achievement Award, Environment Achievement Award, Community Achievement Award or the Noosa Shire Young Achiever's Award.
"Nominations close on December 15th so I urge local residents to take the time to let Council (and the whole Shire) know about the outstanding achievements of our unsung heroes."
• Graphic to the right: Service Club cooks on breakfasts duty at the 2006 celebration.