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Published Thursday 13 January 2022
Tags:General, Media Release

Community Award recipients to be announced

Preparations are underway for the annual Mitchell Shire Community Awards and Citizenship Ceremony on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January.

The 2022 Australia Day event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell and will be held at Island Reserve, High Street, Broadford.

The day begins at 7am with a barbecue breakfast, thanks to the Broadford Lions Club.

There will be live music from the Van-Yt Band as well as market stalls, community displays, a food court and bar, the Historic Precinct and a Tug-O-War challenge.

The kids will also be entertained with face painting, pony rides, Snake Safe demonstrations and much more.

This will be followed by Mitchell Shire Council’s Community Awards, where five categories will be announced:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Access and Inclusion Champion
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Online or Community Event of the Year

The Citizenship Ceremony will be conducted after the awards.

Community groups are also hosting Australia Day events in Seymour and Wandong. Details on all events can be found below.

Comments from Mayor Bill Chisholm.

"These awards are an opportunity for us to recognise the unsung heroes that operate behind the scenes in our community,” he said.

“Mitchell Shire’s sporting clubs, service organisations, charities and many more wouldn’t function without a small army of volunteers.

"Australia Day is also a chance to welcome many new citizens who will call our Shire home. I look forward to the day and seeing everyone there."

“The COVID-19 situation remains fluid and organisers will monitor the circumstances and implement any relevant restrictions to make the event as safe as possible for everyone.”

Events

  • Australia Day in Broadford
    Wed
    26
    Jan
    When:
    Wednesday 26 January at 7:00am - 3:00pm
    Where:
    Lions Park, Broadford
    Audience:
    All welcome
    Join in the Australia Day celebrations in Broadford, which will include the annoucement of the Mitchell Shire Community Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.
  • Australia Day in Seymour
    Wed
    26
    Jan
    When:
    Wednesday 26 January at 8:00am - 1:00pm
    Where:
    Kings Park Reserve Seymour
    Audience:
    All welcome
    Join in the Australia Day celebrations in Seymour
  • Australia Day in Wandong
    Wed
    26
    Jan
    When:
    Wednesday 26 January at 8:00am - 10:00am
    Where:
    L.B Davern Reserve Wandong
    Audience:
    All welcome
    Join in the Australia Day celebrations in Wandong from 8am.

View past award recipients

This page was last updated on 18 January 2022.