Media Release: Australia Day Ambassadors join celebrations across the Territory
Monday 21 January
Flag raising, a ute run, an Aussie BBQ and multi-cultural dances are just some of the activities an esteemed group of Ambassadors will get to enjoy in the Territory next weekend.
Four Australia Day Ambassadors have chosen to visit the Northern Territory to share in the celebrations of all things that make our country great.
Best selling author, Catherine DeVrye will visit Alice Springs. Catherine is a former board member of the NSW Police Service, she was CEO of Young Achievement Australia and also worked for Ministers of Consumer Affairs, Education and Sport where she was involved in the establishment of the award winning Life. Be In It fitness campaign.
One of the most sought after speakers in Australia, Catherine is a keen sportswoman and has cycled over the Andes, climbed 20,000 feet to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, trekked to Everest Base Camp and Timbuktu.
Multimedia personality, Donnie Sutherland will visit Katherine. Donnie began his career in radio as a DJ on 2UW in the early seventies and at the same time, wrote for top music magazine “GO-SET”.
On Australia Day in 2000, Donnie was honoured with the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to the Music and Entertainment industries, particularly with the promotion of Australian performers and to the community as a compere of fundraising events.
Donnie has been invited to attend the Katherine Australia Day Ceremony and join in on a Family Fun Day amongst other Australia Day activities.
Palmerston will host the founder of Neighbour Day, Andrew Heslop. Neighbour Day is an annual celebration of community, which actively promotes social cohesion, integration and positive relationships between neighbours of all ages all year round.
As Australia Day Ambassador, Andrew’s visit will include a diverse range of activities including flag raising in Litchfield, a citizenship ceremony in Palmerston, the famous Ute Run and the Gala Ball.
Darwin’s Australia Day Ambassador, John Kundereri Moriarty AM will also attend a flag raising ceremony, the Gala Ball and Oz Fusion, a multi-cultural celebration of our community.
On Australia Day, Saturday 26 January, communities across the Territory will we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian, be that a back yard BBQ or the opportunity to join the nation as a new citizen.
For more information on the Australia Day Ambassadors visit: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/ambassadors/nt.aspx
To find out what’s on visit: http://www.australiaday.org.au/events.aspx