Australia Day Ceremony

Come along to the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.
26 January 2020 - 9am - 11:30am
At Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

The activities for the day will include; presentation of awards, citizenship ceremony, an address from a keynote speaker, speech from Australia Day Ambassador Helen Summer, RAAF flyover and morning tea

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Key Details


26 January


From 9AM


Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre
Stuart Highway
Katherine East NT


Katherine Town Council

Free Event

Australia Day Ambassador

Helen Summers

For more than 25 years, optometrist Helen Summers has been devoted to caring for the vision of Top End communities, and helping to prevent blindness through education and employment. Running a private practice for almost two decades serving urban and Aboriginal communities, Helen also lectures and volunteers in not-for-profit and charities for people with vision loss and learning and neuro-developmental delays. Helen is an advocate for the goals of Vision 2020 and Close the Gap for Vision – to reduce preventable blindness and provide vision services to regional and remote Australia. As well as active involvement in vision-related national and internal organisations, Helen has served as a non-executive director and committee member on Australian boards across health, social, indigenous and sporting sectors. Helen’s passion for life has also seen her join a team to complete a 64km group trek on the Sunshine Coast, raising money for charity. She inspires many with her motivation, commitment and dynamic personality.

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