Show your national pride by joining any of Toowoomba Regional Council‘s (TRC) community celebrations planned for Australia Day on Sunday 26 January. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the national day was a time to reflect on recent challenges, including the bushfires in our region and the more recent fires around the country, while also celebrating the best aspects of living in Australia.

“We have a lot to be thankful for when you consider our good fortune to live in Australia, compared with many places around the world,” said Mayor Antonio. “The herculean efforts of all firefighters, fellow emergency services personnel and all community agencies that pitched in after our fires reflect the best aspects of the Australian character. We should be proud and grateful to every one of these people for their commitment to keeping our community safe here and around the country.”

TRC Australia Day coordinating committee chair Cr Mike Williams said the various Council-sponsored events across the region offered a great family outing. “Council is please to be involved with the regional Australia Day ceremonies at Pittsworth, Oakey, Highfields, Crows Nest, Millmerran, Cambooya, Clifton, Goombungee and the Picnic Point function in Toowoomba,” Cr Williams said. “On Australia’s national day, it is fitting to celebrate the many and varied attributes and values of our national character.”

See the full list of events scheduled for the day here.

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