Celebrate Hume’s contribution to the nation this Australia Day

Celebrating Hume’s high achievers and officially welcoming the City’s newest arrivals will be at the centre of Hume City Council’s 2017 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.

All residents are welcome to attend the free special event, which will take place on Thursday 26 January 2017 between 9am and 11am, at the Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said he was looking forward to announcing the winners of Hume’s Australia Day awards and recognising their efforts.

“I encourage everyone to come along and hear about those who have done so much to make Hume a better place, often without any wish for recognition.”

“Each year we honour our outstanding citizens with the annual, community-nominated Hume Australia Day Awards,” Cr Jessop said.

“There are many people in our community who take the time out of their busy lives to help and inspire others, and these awards recognise those who proudly display these qualities.”

Awards to be presented on the day will recognise Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Community Event of the Year.

Along with the awards, the ceremony will also bestow citizenship on a total of 66 people.

“Australia has, as much as any other nation on earth, built its growth and prosperity on a foundation of immigration,” Cr Jessop said.

“Our community in particular has benefited enormously from people who have arrived from overseas and established their homes and businesses in Hume.

“While citizenship bonds a recipient to this beautiful country, it also confers the right to vote at Australian elections, and the right to an Australian passport.

“While every citizen enjoys their own views and ways of life, we are all connected by a promise that rightfully fills so many with pride: we are all Australian.”

Hume’s Australia Day ceremony will also feature a performance of I Still Call Australia Home, by Melbourne singer Garth Ploog.

“Australia Day is a chance to reflect upon and cherish our traditions, such as Australia’s sense of mateship and a ‘fair go for all’, our sense of fun, and our love of sport and the arts and culture,” Cr Jessop said.

“Council looks forward to celebrating this day with the community and encourage the public to come along”

Hume City Council will offer a free morning tea to all attendees of its Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.

Event details

Date and Time: 9-11 AM, 26 January 2017

Location: Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn

Address: 75-95 Central Park Ave, Craigieburn 3064

Cost: Free For further information, call 03 9205 2200 or visit www.hume.vic.gov.au/australiaday

Posted on 3:00 PM, 9 January 2017

Updated : 4:27 PM, 9 January 2017

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