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January 9 – Celebrate Australia Day at Strathfield Park

9 January 2013

Strathfield Council will celebrate Australia Day on Saturday 26 January at Strathfield Park with a free sausage sizzle, games and activities for all the family and giveaways.

The day will include a range of activities by Life Be In It including giant earthball, parachute, crazy cricket, rhythm sticks, stilt walking, egg and spoon races, sack and 3-legged races, tug of war and more.

The morning will start from 8.30am with a Citizenship Ceremony and a free barbecue breakfast thanks to the support of AJ Bush & Sons and cooked by volunteers from Strathfield SES.

Strathfield’s Australia Day Ambassador Elaine Henry OAM, community advocate and chair of Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth and The National Breast Cancer Foundation will present Council’s Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards.

The night time will also see a special Movies in the Park screening of Australian film, Red Dog (rated PG) from 8pm under the stars.

Mayor of Strathfield, Gulian Vaccari said Australia Day is a day for embracing the community at the start of a new year.

“Australia Day is a wonderful opportunity for all Australians to come together and celebrate all that is great about our country, past, present and future. It is also a day for the Strathfield community and communities around the country to reflect on the contribution of our diverse cultures which make Strathfield and Australia a great place to live,” Cr Vaccari said.

“I look forward to seeing the Strathfield community join in the celebration, welcome new Australians and enjoy the games and activities on January 26.”

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