Three days of Australia Day celebrations will be held throughout the region and the council is inviting the whole community get involved.
Armidale Regional Council will host community events in Armidale as well as Guyra, Ben Lomond and Tingha to provide all residents with an opportunity to reflect on being Australian, celebrate contemporary Australia and recognise our history.
“This is an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate the wonderful community we live in,” Council’s Service Leader - Economic Development and Marketing, Greg Lawrence, said.
“It is important for us to celebrate new Australian citizens and to acknowledge our local heroes who have achieved success and given so much to our community.
“This is also an opportunity to let our hair down and come together with family and friends to celebrate the unique lifestyle of our region, and of course Australia, that so many of us take for granted!”
Australia Day Ambassadors will be on hand to join in the community celebrations in Armidale, Guyra and Tingha.
In Guyra, motivational speaker Steve Widders will be the ambassador, while the founders of Tour De Cure, Samantha Hollier-James and Geoff Coombes, will be the ambassadors at the Armidale ceremony.
2018 Australia Day events
Thursday, January 25
- Guyra Awards Dinner, 6.30pm, Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club
Friday, January 26
- Breakfast at Ben Lomond , 7am, Ben Lomond Memorial Hall
- Armidale Official Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony, 10am, Armidale Town Hall
- Guyra Flag Raising Ceremony, 11am, Rotary Park Guyra on the New England Highway
- Armidale Afternoon of Fun in the Park, 2pm, Civic and Curtis Park Armidale
- Guyra Pool Party, all day, Guyra Pool
- Tingha Australia Day Luncheon and Awards Presentation, 12.30pm, Tingha Sport and Recreation Grounds
- Family Fun Afternoon, Movies in the Park and Fireworks, 5pm, Tingha Sport and Recreation Grounds
Saturday, January 27
- Guyra Movies in the Park and Fireworks, Nightfall, Guyra Recreation Grounds