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Published December 27th 2013
Let Us All Rejoice
26th January is the most important day on the Australian calendar as it marks the coming together of the whole nation and proudly rejoice in what makes this country a great place to live in. The City of Casey in the South Eastern suburbs is home to a richly diverse ethnic community. Residents from Casey display their unity on Australia Day to celebrate the common emotion as Australians and commit to making this country even better. Several events are being held throughout Casey in an effort to include the maximum number of residents in the celebrations.
Take out your favourite Australia Day gear and head on to an event
Here is a list of free events around town if you wish to join in on 26 January 2014:
Local talent in the Doveton area will be performing at the community event proudly organized by Doveton Eumemmerring Township Association. Additional activities include displays by different community groups, food stalls and children will be entertained by face-painters and other activities specifically catered for the little ones. The Australia Day Ambassador at this event is Sarah Williams, co-founder of Footprints Enterprises Inc. Venue: Olive Recreation Reserve
Berwick The Rotary Club of Berwick is putting on a great community event where everyone is invited. The highlight is the flag raising ceremony. There will also be an opportunity to listen to live musical entertainment, visit emergency services vehicles, children's activities, food stalls, and other very traditionally Australian events, such as whip-cracking, etc. The Australia Day Ambassador at this venue is Greg Evans, a prominent personality of the Australian entertainment industry. Venue: Pioneers Park (Corner of Peel and Lyall streets in Berwick) Time: 10am - 3pm
One of the biggest culturally diverse community resides in Hampton Park, where the Hampton Park Progress Association is organising a morning event. Start your day with an Australian style breakfast and stay on for entertainment such as multicultural performances, community group displays and lots of attractions for the children such as jumping castles, animal farm, face-painting, etc. Claude Lombard, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the Australia Day Ambassador at this event. Venue: Arthur Wren Hall
Time: 9am - 12pm
Cranbourne Passport to Casey's Cultural Heritage will be held again this year to celebrate the diversity that makes Australia a proud nation. Entertainment is the name of the game at this event which is being organised by CHARM. Nyadol Nyuon will be the Australia Day Ambassador addressing the audience.
Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre
Time: 11am - 4pm
Tooradin is a small town with a village feel en route from Melbourne to Phillip Island. The Lions Club of Balla Balla are hosting an open air sunset movie screening, and also organizing a BBQ for the first 500 guests. There will be live entertainment and activities alongside. Don't forget to bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs. The Australia Day Ambassador here will be Jane Edmanson OAM.
Venue: Sawtells Inlet
Time: 5pm - 11pm
If you are feeling adventurous enough, you may attempt to attend all the events as they will be held at various times of the day. Otherwise, attending one is FUN guaranteed and perhaps you will make new friends along the way.