Tweed's first Aus Day in 7 years

TWEED Heads will have its first Australia Day celebrations in about seven years.

And Tweed Australia Day Committee chairman Don Beck is hopeful the shire’s main event might be held there in 2011.

“It’s the first time in a long time an event has been held in Tweed Heads – about seven years,” Mr Beck said.

“We used to have very big days at Chris Cunningham Park. We’re hoping they’re going to revitalise the event.”

Mr Beck said it was a possibility Tweed Heads may host the main event next year.

“We welcome their activities this year and hope they’ll really be able to fire up for 2011.

Celebrations on January 26 in Chris Cunningham Park will include prizes for the best Aussie day outfits, thong throwing, thongy ball, cricket, Aussie rules, face painting, and more

The shire’s main event will this year be held in Burringbar and will include the presentation of the Tweed Shire Australia Day Awards, welcoming of new citizens, and a multi-sports competition.

“At Tyalgum there will be the long-running cricket match between Australia and India,” Mr Beck said.

“The events are very successful each year.

“Australia Day is a great day of tradition to remember no matter what country you’re from we’re all Australian.”



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