PITTWATER’S AUSTRALIA DAY BREAKFAST AT NEWPORT
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
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.