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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 21st 2009
A-4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 22, 2009 MW AUSTRALIA DAY 2009 Our cover LITTLE Sophie Tawfik will be getting in the swim this Australia Day. Sophie, 9, and sister Isabelle, 7, will be heading to the beach. It's the perfect way to celebrate January 26, according to their mum Louise Tawfik. ''I think we'll head to the beach if the weather's good and then use my husband's new barbecue,'' Mrs Tawfik said. Parks buzz with colour and action Thong-throwing is a favourite on Australia Day at Strathfield. Native animals love Burwood's celebrations. THE Inner West will buzz with action this Australia Day. Strathfield Park will begin Monday's fun and entertainment at 8am with an Indigenous welcoming ceremony by the Thullii Dreamtime Performers. Guests can also expect a free barbecue breakfast as well as a long list of activities including a thong-throwing competition, animal farm and live entertainment by The Wild Aussies until 1pm. The citizenship ceremony and awards will be handed out by Strathfield's Australia Day Ambassador and World Superbike champion Warwick Nowland. Burwood Council will hold its celebrations for the first time at Henley Park at 2pm with the citizenship ceremony, presented by Australia Day ambassador Paralympian Julie Iles. The park will have rides including a mobile rock climbing wall, a mechanical surfboard and slam dunk bungee. There will be an Aboriginal smoking ceremony with traditional didgeridoo playing and dancing, as well as a dog display by Dog Whisperer John Richardson. Enfield Pool will be open for those who want to have a splash around on the inflatables, play volleyball or lay in the sun while the DJ pumps the greatest hits. Sydney Olympic Park and Auburn Council offer plenty of free entertainment in Bicentennial Park from noon-10pm. At noon a citizenship ceremony will be held and Auburn's Australia Day ambassador Kerryn Phelps will present awards. Throughout the day Vega's Jo Abi will host performers such as the Brent Street Dancers, Arabian Extreme and The Enormous Horns. The Wild Aussies will entertain children and there will be drumming, craft and circus workshops. The Lunar New Year will also be celebrated with workshops and performances by the Chinese acrobat Jerry Liu, a Chinese lion dance and the Oriental Dance Troupe. The big screen will show Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! at 8.30pm. VISIT connect to your community close to home matters Visit a photo gallery that pu you in the pic Customer Service Centre 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131 Tel: (02) 9716 1800 | Fax: (02) 9716 1911 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au Ashfield Council Australia Day Awards 2009 Ashfield Council, in partnership with the Australia Day Council of NSW, congratulates all recipients of Australia Day Awards in 2009. Awards will be presented in a special ceremony on Australia Day, Monday 26 January 2009. Citizen of the Year 2009 Mr Gary Greinke Young Citizen of the Year 2009 Miss Elizabeth Mora Young Artist of the Year 2009 Miss Yang-En Hume Young Sportsperson of the Year 2009 Mr Kenneth To Australia Day Achievement Awards 2009 2015169i iww wk30 News from Ashfield Council Ms Beryl Cooper Mr Charles Dentu-Nkrumah Jnr Ms Shelagh Doyle Ms Mary-Jane Field Mrs Gillian Hirstman Mr Bill Zhao Bang Huang Mr Louis di Palma Mrs Norma Jean Smith Mr Antonio Sulfaro Mrs Marcia Tydeman Mr Dao Ming Wang For more information on this year's Awards please visit Council's website.
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