Show your Aussie spirit

IT’S time to get out your sunnies, thongs, cozzies and stubbies because Australia Day is just two sleeps away and you’d have to be mad as a cut snake not to be excited.

The eskies will be full and barbies cranking when Aussies everywhere celebrate our national day this Saturday, January 26.

With plenty of events taking place right across the Hawkesbury, weather predictions look to be a real beauty with tops of 29 degrees, so make sure you grab ya mates and enjoy a fun-filled day right here in our very own backyard.

The day kicks off with Hawkesbury Council’s Citizenship Ceremony at the Windsor Function Centre from 9am, followed by the Australia Day awards at the Richmond Club from 11.30am.

Come to Council’s Official Australia Day events and meet Australia Day Ambassador, Paralympian, Simone Kennedy.

Ms Kennedy won a silver medal in cycling at the 2012 London Paralympics and will join members of the Hawkesbury community at its two official events.

At The Australiana Pioneer Village there will be Cobb and Co Rides with four horses pulling the Cobb and Co horse carriage.

There will also be pony rides, sheep shearing, farrier demonstrations, antique machinery display, village shops, car clubs, food and market stalls and much more.

The village will also run a fashion parade and colonial and spinning demonstrations.

YMCA Hawkesbury Oasis and Windsor RSL also plan on making a splash, hosting a special Australia Day event from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a range of fun activities including live music, face painting and a petting zoo also fitness challenges, giant pool inflatable, family activities and a big sausage sizzle for lunch.

Funds raised from an optional gold coin donation upon entry as well as raffle tickets sales and lucky dips will go towards supporting local YMCA programs including those benefitting people with a disability and local youth at risk.

If you haven’t made plans with your family this Australia Day come along to one of these events

Photo: Kylie Pitt

Photo: Kylie Pitt