HAWKESBURY’S AUS DAY SALUTE

A moving photo montage on a giant screen, acknowledging the heroic work of the Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service will be an important part of the Australia Day event at Governor Phillip Park at Windsor next Sunday.

The community will also have an opportunity to write thank you messages to RFS volunteers which will be distributed to the 21 RFS Brigades in the Hawkesbury.

The montage will be part of the activities organised by Hawkesbury City Council on January 26 at the park from 5pm to 9.30pm ending with a giant firework display.

There will be carnival rides, food trucks, all day entertainment, face-painting, games and an SES emergency services display.

Actor and popular Hawkesbury local Aaron Jeffery will be MC. The star of McLeod’s Daughters, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Underbelly Files: and Chopper is back by popular demand.

Australia Day on the Hawkesbury is hosted by Hawkesbury City Council and sponsored by Windsor RSL, Richmond Club and Hillbilly Cider.

Earlier in the day The Hawkesbury will welcome new citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony at 9am at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor.

Following the Citizenship Ceremony, the Australia Day Awards Ceremony will commence at 11am.

Hawkesbury Mayor, Councillor Barry Calvert said he was pleased to announce that the 2020 Australia Day Ambassador for Hawkesbury will be road safety advocate Peter Frazer who will speak at the awards ceremony.

Peter’s 23-year-old daughter Sarah was tragically killed in an avoidable accident on the Hume Highway while her broken-down car was loaded onto a tow truck.

In March 2012, he founded SARAH (Safer Australian Roads and Highways) and has since created numerous initiatives, including the highly successful Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week, now in its seventh year, which has support at every level of government.