Celebrate Australia Day a little different this year

Posted 3 months ago

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Celebrate everything that makes this country great like never-before, with Council’s Australia Day festivities going online for the first time ever.

A range of online events will be held, in order to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions. Residents are encouraged to enjoy:

  • Camden Australia Day award winners announced via social media;
  • Camden’s Australia Day Ambassador, George Tonna’s special online address;
  • The Camden Australia Day playlist, where residents are invited to send a song in to be included;
  • An online Cork Hat Making workshop;
  • The #camdenflagsout campaign, where residents are encouraged to place an Australian flag out on their windows, letterboxes or cars and post a photo to social media using the hashtag; and
  • A celebration of the Australia Day Parade through the decades, with a series of throwback photos on Council’s social media.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the online program offered residents a chance to celebrate safely from the comfort of their own homes.

“While we can’t be together for Australia Day in 2021, we’ll have loads of fun online events and activities to celebrate our nation,” Cr Fedeli said.

“Australia is such a diverse nation with beautiful natural landscapes with many of those right in our backyard here in Camden, so this is the exact reason we should continue to celebrate through this COVID-19 pandemic.

“Council has put together a fantastic program of online events to help us all celebrate the Camden way, including a special slideshow of our infamous Macarthur Lions Club Street Parade, online Cork Hat Making workshop and much more.

“I also encourage residents to show their pride in our nation and put their flags out and share with the community by using the #camdenausday.”

For more information about this year’s event, visit What's On.

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