Aussie Day celebrations

Byron Shire will kick off Australia Day celebrations on January 26 in Byron Bay at 8am.

The celebrations will be held at the surf club starting at 8am and will then move on to Brunswick Heads for breakfast at Banner Park.

The official ceremony will start at 11.30am at the Brunswick Valley Historical Museum where 30 men, women and children will pledge their oath to Australia and become Australian citizens.

The international line up of new citizens come from all over the world including New Zealand, USA, Philippines, Israel, Ireland, England, South Africa, Madagascar, Rhodesia, France, Thailand, Canada and Wales.

The Australia Day Ambassador for Byron Shire is Cornelia Frances, an actor whose current role is as a judge on Home and Away.

Ms Frances will endeavour to attend all Byron Shire celebrations.

Australia Day events will be held during the afternoon.

Sausage sandwiches and damper can be enjoyed and there will be fun and games for the kids with lots of free giveaways.

These activities will be held at Gaggin Park at Suffolk Park, Bangalow Pool Park and New Brighton Oval at Ocean Shores.

All are welcome.

For more information on Australia Day activities phone Gayle Kerrigan on 66267171.

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