Australia Day in The Valley 

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There are a number of events taking place across both sides of the Tamar Valley this Australia Day. West Tamar Council’s annual Australia Day Awards and citizenship ceremony takes place at Tailrace Centre from 7:45am-10am with all invited (subject to booking) and a free breakfast included.  

The event offers a chance to welcome new citizens to the region and also recognise members of our community who have made outstanding contributions. 

A little later on over at Riverside Swim Centre, there is a free splash in the pool event, again hosted by West Tamar Council with music, games, giveaways and waterslides set to make for an entertaining afternoon from 12pm-4pm. 

Beaconsfield Tennis Club are hosting an Australia Day BBQ from 11am as they celebrate the reopening of the newly resurfaced courts at their Shaw Street facility, there will be an exhibition match with free use of the court so if tennis is your sport be sure to attend! 

Just up the road at Rowella Hall, a free community BBQ has been arranged with games, entertainment, live music, and a licenced bar. This kicks off a little later in the day at 5pm.  

Not to be outdone, George Town Council will also host its civic ceremony from 8:30am on the day with an invitation to all residents to attend as newest citizens to the region make the Australian Citizenship pledge of commitment and Australia Day awards such as citizen of the year, young citizen of the year and community event of the year are presented. The event is held at the George Town Memorial Centre and includes a free breakfast. 

There are bound to be many more Australia Day events, both official and not so official throughout the Valley on Australia Day 2023, feel free to let the community know via our Facebook page, or even post a picture or comment of your favourite Australia day activities! 

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