It’s time to whip out your green and gold war paint for the day Australia comes together to warble Advance Australia Fair.
The City of Albany’s Australia Day Family Fun Day and Fireworks Spectacular will kick off at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre from 3pm, with children – and the young at heart – set to be kept busy with free kids’ rides, workshops and amusements plus free entry to waterslide, inflatable water playground and rock climbing activities.
The afternoon will be offset with family-friendly entertainment by Junk Funktion, Southern Edge Arts, Geoff Waldeck and local band Minute 36, along with markets and food stalls.
Woolworths Australia Day ambassador, former footballer Larry Kickett, will also attend.
Families attending are encouraged to dress up in the spirit of the day, with a special competition for “best dressed Aussie” and “best dressed Esky”.
The night will wrap up with a spectacular fireworks show from 8pm.
City of Albany and Albany Advertiser 2012 Australia Day
FREE Family Fun Day & Fireworks Spectacular
Venue: Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre
A variety of children’s amusements and activities will be complemented by workshops run by Southern Edge Arts/Funk Junction, and face painting in the marquee.
3pm Southern Edge Arts CircaSEA presented by Act, Belong, Commit
3.30pm Junk Funktion
4.20pm Citizenship Ceremony (see over)
6.05pm Junk Funktion
6.20pm Ellie Davis & Robert Knowlden – acoustic & vocals
6.50pm Best Dressed Esky & Best Dressed Competition winners announced
7.00pm – 8.00pm Local band Minute 36 takes to the stage playing live music Citizenship Ceremony & Awards
4.20pm Introduction by Master of Ceremonies (Ken Ewers-Verge)
4.25pm Welcome to Country (Lester Coyne)
4.35pm Raising of the Flag to National Anthem (Flag raised by cadet)
4.40pm Australia Day address by this year’s Australia Day Ambassador (Larry Kickett)
Guest Speaker – Store Trading Manager of Woolworths Albany (Jenny Turner) (Woolworths is the major sponsor of the Australia Day Ambassador Program)
4.55pm Mayoral Message – Mayor, Dennis Wellington
5pm Citizenship Ceremony
5.40pm Public Affirmation & Singing of National Anthem (Geoff Waldeck & Didgeridoo player)
5.45pm Premier’s Active Citizenship Australia Day Awards
6.00pm Lowering of the Flag to ‘Waltzing Matilda’
Conclusion of Offi cial Ceremony
Food Stalls, Entertainment and Markets
3.00pm Onward Markets, food stalls, face painting
FREE workshops conducted by Southern Edge Arts and Junk Funktion
FREE bouncy castle and rides
FREE entry to the waterslide, infl atable, water playground
FREE rock climbing
8.00pm Markets, entertainment and food stalls conclude
8.00pm Fireworks display commences