Tony Cavanagh to give Australia Day address in Horsham, Natimuk

RACING industry identity Tony Cavanagh will give Australia Day addresses in Horsham and Natimuk this year.

Horsham Rural City Council announced its plans and events for this year's Australia Day celebrations on Friday.

Cavanagh is one of more than 130 Victorian Australia Day ambassadors.

This year the council will host celebrations in Horsham's Sawyer Park and at Brimpaen, Natimuk and Dadswells Bridge.

The celebrations in Horsham will include an Australia Day reflection, raising of the flag, entertainment and a jumping castle.

Horsham Mayor David Grimble said the city's Australia Day celebrations would be combined with Australia Day awards presentations and a citizenship ceremony.

He said Australia Day was a meaningful day for many people throughout the municipality because it was a chance to celebrate and reflect on what it meant to be Australian.

"On Australia Day we reflect on our country's great Aussie spirit and our community's ability to work together and support each other in times of need," he said.

Cr Grimble said celebrations in Sawyer Park would begin with a free breakfast at 7.15am.

He said master of ceremonies Don Plenty would officially open the ceremony at 8am.

Brimpaen celebrations will start with breakfast at 8am, while the Dadswells Bridge service will start at 11am.

A ceremony in Natimuk will start at noon.

For more on Australia Day

celebrations across the Wimmera, see the Mail-Times next week.

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