The Australia Day 2021 celebrations are going ahead in a Covid safe manner in Goulburn and nominees for this year have been announced.
This year, the theme for Australia Day is 'We're all part of the story' and celebrations will commence with a free community BBQ breakfast from 7.30am at Seiffert Oval in Goulburn on Tuesday, January 26.
Winners of the awards will be announced as part of the official ceremony which will begin at 10am and include a citizenship ceremony, speeches and an address by Goulburn's Australia Day Ambassador, Glenn Turner.
The citizenship ceremony will see 25 new citizens make the Australian citizenship pledge and be presented with their citizenship certificates.
Community members are encouraged to come along and explore the range of market and food stalls, live music and a range of other entertainment which will run from early in the morning until about 2pm.
The Goulburn Aquatic Centre will have free entry all day with the Aqua Run Inflatable in use from 11am-2pm.
The inaugural Australia Day Kayak Race will take place at the Wollondilly River at 3.30pm, further details on the race will be announced soon.
The event will be held in a COVID Safe manner, with the area being fenced off with one way in and out. COVID marshals will be on site, and QR code registrations will be undertaken upon entry.
Award nominees for this year are:
2021 Citizen of the year
- Bianca Williams has been nominated for her work in the NSW Police Force and her devotion to a number of local charities and fundraising efforts.
- Paul Scott-Williams has been nominated for his work at the Hume Conservatorium and his contribution to the arts and music education within the region.
- Kevin Muffet has been nominated for his work and dedication to the Windellama SES and CFR.
- Jennifer Lamb has been nominated for her work as President of Goulburn District Historical & Genealogical Society and her work in organising the Goulburn 2020 Commemorations.
2021 Young Citizen of the Year
- Eleanor Stevens has been nominated for representing her school at numerous community events, as well as her volunteer work within the wider community.
- Charlotte Hargan has been nominated for her work as Mayor of the Goulburn Youth Council and efforts in raising awareness for youth mental health and the empowerment of students as young leaders.
- Blake Robertson has been nominated for his volunteer work at local events and representing numerous local youth groups.
2021 Event of the Year
- Big Macs for Raunjaks has been nominated for showcasing community spirit and raising approximately $6000 for the Raunjak family who have been struck by severe illness.
- Goulburn Mulwaree Library & Lieder Theatre Mighty Playwrights Program have been nominated for providing a platform for young people to have their voices heard and talent showcased.
- The Man Walk has been nominated for encouraging local men to get together to improve mental and physical health by sharing the load and having a chat.
- Goulburn Relay Your Way Radio Relay has been nominated for continuing the Relay For Life spirit and raising vital funds despite the Coronavirus Pandemic.
- For more information and regular updates on Goulburn's 2021 Australia Day Celebrations, please visit the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Facebook page.
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