CULCAIRN is set to host Australia Day celebrations in the Greater Hume region this year.
Greater Hume Council Mayor Heather Wilton said, she was thrilled to welcome Bob Turner, as Greater Hume's Australia Day Ambassador.
Bob Turner came to Australia from the USA in 1976 to play basketball. He stayed, became an Australian citizen, and forged a highly successful career in sport- as a player, coach, marketer, manager, motivator and owner. Bob is one of Australia's most recognisable and respected sports personalities.
Best known for his basketball coaching and administration. Since 1979, his expertise has seen four NBL Clubs (Newcastle Falcons, Canberra, Sydney and the Singapore Slingers) become highly competitive and well administered with Bob actively engaged as Head Coach, General Manager, Managing Director and part owner and most recently was the driving force in the resurrection of the Sydney Kings.
The Australia Day celebrations will be held at the Culcairn Recreation Ground, Federal Street, Culcairn commencing with a free breakfast from 8.00 am prepared by the Culcairn Community and sponsored by Council.
The official ceremony will commence from 9.00 am including a Citizenship ceremony, Australia Day Ambassador's address and the presentation of the awards for Citizen, Young Citizen, Sports Person and Community Event of the Year, School Citizenship Certificates, SES presentations and special tributes to our teams of volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel.
Nominees will be announced shortly. Cr Wilton invites residents of Greater Hume and visitors from across the region to celebrate Australia Day, this year at Culcairn Recreation Ground, Culcairn. So, bring the family and enjoy Australia Day at Culcairn. A breakfast will be held from 8am and the ceremony starts at 9am. It's a free event. After the ceremony the swimming pool will be open from noon with a pool inflatable, plus you can try out the new skate park.