The Mid-Western region will be celebrating Australia Day with a special event at the Rylstone Showground.
On Thursday 26 January from 8am till noon there will be a heap of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, as well as a free BBQ breakfast!
The day will kick off with the free brekky, accompanied by live music, kid’s activities, and market stalls.
The Australia Day celebrations will also feature a citizenship ceremony where we welcome new Australians, as well as the official Mid-Western Australia Day Awards. This is where we find out who our citizens of the year area and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of people in our community.
It’s truly a day that is worth heading along to and will make you feel proud to call Australia, and the Mid-West region home.
There is likely to be plenty of other Australia Day celebrations around town too, from jam sessions at the pub to a delicious lunch at one of our local restaurants or cafes. Or if you’re looking to celebrate on the cheap, there’s not much more Australian then having a backyard barby with friends, topped with a game of cricket.
To find out more about Mid-West Australia Day ceremony and celebrations, contact the Mid-Western Regional Council on 6378 2850.
Those interested in holding a market stall at the event can also register their interest on the Mid-Western Regional Council website.
Do you know a person or group in Mudgee who deserves recognition for all of their hard work and achievements?
Perhaps they have done something to inspire others, or have made an achievement in the areas of sport, art, farming or the environment?
There are plenty of amazing people in our community who have achieved extraordinary things and if you know them, make sure to put their name down as a nominee for next year’s Australia Day Awards.
The awards are an opportunity for our community to honour those who inspire us and help make a positive contribution to our region.
The Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team would love to see all our hard-working locals get the recognition they deserve, so if you know someone who you would like to nominate then head over to the Mid-Western Regional Council website to make a nomination.
If you have someone in mind, there are a number of award categories that might be applicable – they include (from the Mid-Western Council website):
- Citizen of the Year: A person (over 25 years) for contribution to the community, taking into account individual acts of compassion, generosity, bravery, or other similar characteristics.
- Young Citizen of the Year: A person (aged 16-25 years) for contribution to the community or other significant achievement/s.
- Environment Award: Person and/or persons (of any age) contributing to the sustainability and improvement of our environment. The award will recognise activities in environmental education and awareness and promotion and implementation of concepts leading to improved environmental outcomes.
- Sports Award (18 years and over): A sports person taking into account performance, approach to sport or contribution to the advancement of sport.
- Sports Junior Award (up to 18 years): A sports person taking into account performance, approach to sport or contribution to the advancement of sport.
- Arts Award: A person (of any age) for contribution to the Arts in any field whether by participation or administration. This is intended for non-professionals.
- Glen Johnston Memorial Award – Music: A person of any age who has made a contribution to music in the community be it either singing, writing or playing music. This is intended for non-professionals.
- Community Event of the Year: An event which contributes to the community in some way or raises the profile of the Mid-Western Regional Council.
- Young Farmer of the Year: A person (under 30 years) who has displayed initiative and commitment to the farming industry.
- Volunteer Services Award:A person or group who volunteers their time and energy in ways that benefit our community as a whole, or individuals in our community.
- Volunteer Emergency Services Award: A person or group who volunteer their time and efforts during emergencies (e.g. flood, fire) to serve and protect our community.
- Wall of Reflections: A deceased resident or pioneer of the Mid-Western Regional Council area who has contributed to the community in any field of endeavour.
Voting closes this December 9, 2016, so be quick because there’s not much time left to nominate!
The winners will be announced at 2017 Australia Day Celebrations will be held in Rylstone on Thursday 26 January.
To find out more about the awards, and to make a nomination, head to www.midwestern.nsw.gov.au.
Just because the holiday season is over, it doesn’t mean that you have to stop celebrating in Mudgee.
In the Mudgee region we’re extremely lucky that there are exciting celebrations and events all year round, so if you have the post-holiday blues then perhaps you’d like to brighten up your January by heading to one of this month’s fantastic local events:
January 9 & 16 – Summer Twilight Tastings at Short Sheep Micro-Winery – Join a guided wine tasting at the Short Sheep Micro-Winery followed by a generous cheese platter and glass of wine with Head Ram & Ewe, Tony & Sue. Contact: 0420 299 999.
January 17 – Movies under the vines at Alby and Esthers – Head to one of Mudgee’s favourite cafés to enjoy a night of movie classics and a glass of wine. Buy tickets for just $15 at crossroadscollective.com.au.
January 17-18 – Mudgee Swap Meet – The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club will be holding a swap meet for all kinds of machinery at the Mudgee Showground. Contact: 0438 229 774.
January 24 – 25 – Kandos Street Machine and Hot Rod Celebrations – This is one for all of the car enthusiasts in the Mudgee region. Taking place at Simpkins Park, this annual event features burnouts, a show and shine, live music and kids events. Contact: 02 6379 4066 or visit www.kandosstreetmachine.org.au.
January 26 – Mudgee Australia Day Celebrations – There will be heaps of events taking place all around the Mudgee region for Australia Day so ask your favourite venue if they are putting anything on for the occasion. The Mid-Western Regional Council will also be celebrating with the official Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony where the Mudgee Citizen of the Year will be announced.
What is marked on your calendar for the month of January? Will you be taking part in any of the above events?
Our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate would like to wish all Mudgee residents a wonderful Australia Day.
Australia Day is a great opportunity to celebrate everything we love about Australia and being Australian. It’s the day Aussies can have a sleep-in, wake up to a bowl of weetbix or slice of vegemite toast, throw on a pair of thongs, and mark the day at a BBQ with mates, picnic in the park, or at a local community event.
Australia Day is more than fireworks and BBQs, more than a public holiday, and more than a day to welcome new citizens to our country. It is a day when communities band together and celebrate the country we love, and are so lucky to be part of.
Here in Mudgee, there will be several entertaining events.
- A Mid-Western Regional Council celebration held at Gulgong Showground from 9am, following Markets at Gulgong in Coronation Park from 8am. This event will also include Citizenship and Awards Ceremonies from 10:30am, as well as live music, market stalls and activities for the kids.
- The Kandos Street Machine & Hot Rod Show is on this weekend, with over $12,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. The annual event will include amazing burnouts, live music, children’s rides and a bucking bull, with 9pm fireworks closing proceedings on Australia Day.
Our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate hope all our clients, customers, families and friends have a fantastic long weekend, and enjoy your Australia Day – however you choose to celebrate it.