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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach


Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia  Volume 9, Issue 117; January 2006     



Residents and visitors have made the Australia Day Breakfast at Newport Beach one of the Northern Beaches most popular summer events. This year will be no exception, with the organising committee determined to support the national theme of “Celebrate, Decorate, Participate on Australia Day”.

All the great fun events such as Griego the Great Magician, a Beach Treasure Hunt, Thong Throwing Competition, Childrens’ Sack Races, and Face Painting will be on again. Of course, the BBQ breakfast with the legendary bacon or sausage and egg rolls for $2 each, drinks and fairy floss will also be available. Snake Gully Bush Band will provide live entertainment for everyone’s enjoyment. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter will perform a Mock Rescue off the beach just after 8.30am, landing at Porters Reserve across from the beach for public inspection, before taking off at 10.30am. The fun commences at 7am and concludes around 10.30am.

The Citizenship Ceremony, always a popular highlight, will commence at 7.30am and the Flag Raising Ceremony, which will include the Australia Day Ambassador’s speech and the presentation of the Australia Day Pittwater Citizen of the Year Awards, will follow at 9am.

Pittwater’s Australia Day Ambassador is Biomedical Engineer and Avalon resident, Andy McGill. Andy specialises in repairing and maintaining heart and other medical equipment at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga. He has volunteered his services in countries such as Papual New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Sponsored by Pittwater Council and organised by a group of combined service clubs including Lions, Rotary and Zonta, with the assistance of the NSW Rural Fire Service and SES, Newport’s Australia Day Breakfast is a non-stop festival of fun for all the family.

“In keeping with our Pittwater tradition, this great event will have something for people of all ages -with the usual informality and fun people have come to love - so we invite everyone to come along and join us”, said Pittwater Mayor Alex McTaggart.


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