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Steve Moneghetti

Steve Moneghetti

Steve Moneghetti To Speak At Colac Otway Shire Aussie Day Celebrations

Colac Otway Shire Mayor Jason Schram says the community can look forward to an inspiring address from Ambassador Steve Moneghetti and celebrating with the shire’s newest citizens, along with some great entertainment at this year’s Australia Day event at Beeac.

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Cr Schram encouraged shire residents to come along to this year’s Australia Day event which would include the presentation of Colac Otway community awards, a new citizen ceremony, sausage sizzle, entertainment, kids’ activities, market stalls and displays.

“We will have three local residents becoming new citizens, five community awards will be presented including Citizen of the Year, and there will be performances by the Colac City Band and The Red Violets.

“The Beeac Hall Committee will host an antique appraisal, the Cressy Historical Society will be there, along with a collectable car display, emergency vehicle display, markets stalls, face painting and a mini golf course.

“Colac radio personality Kris Seabert will be Master of Ceremonies and Otway Plains Scouts will raise the flags. It will also be an honour to welcome world champion marathon runner Steve Moneghetti, as our Australia Day Ambassador, to Sunday’s celebration at Beeac,” Cr Schram said.

Growing up in Ballarat, Steve Moneghetti AM began competing in track events and rose to be one of Australia’s best-ever distance runners. He is a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to athletics as a marathon runner, administrator and mentor to young athletes.

Colac Otway Shire’s Australia Day event in Wallace Street, Beeac, under the Elm trees, starts at 11am. More information is available on Council’s website at www.colacotway.vic.gov.au

Photo: Melbourne Marathon Festival

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