Family Fun Day, at Adventureland Park program

AUSTRALIANS nation wide will rejoice tomorrow as our national day of celebration takes place.

In Esperance, the Rotary Club of Esperance's Family Fun Day, at Adventureland Park, will see young and old enjoy a range of festive activities.

In the morning, a skate competition will be held from 9am at the skate park.

Sing Australia will be the first live entertainment act on-stage from 9.30am, accompanied by the Esperance Brass Band at 9.50am for a rousing rendition of the National Anthem.

Shire of Esperance President Malcolm Heasman will open the ceremonies with a welcome to the community at 10.30am, and introduce Australia Day Ambassador program supporter, Woolworth's manager Brad Lee.

A highlight of the program will be this year's Australia Day Ambassador Judith Fordham presenting a heartfelt Australia Day message which is sure to inspire.

After presentation ceremonies for Esperance's newest Australian citizens, and the coveted Premier's Active Citizenship Awards, everyone will be invited to join Sing Australia and the Esperance Brass Band's singing the contemporary classic, I am Australian.

Rounding out the morning's live entertainment at 11.15 will be Daphne Dunwoodie closely followed by the Esperance Junior Talent quest at 11.30.

Lunch options are well catered for, with renowned Rotary fish burgers, Bay Rotary Club bacon and egg rolls, Lions Club sausage in a bun, Uniting Church donuts and free ice-cream for under 15 year olds. That is bound to be a big hit.

The festivities continue into the afternoon, with Steve West and Diesel playing a live set from 1.35.

At two o'clock there will be foot races for children, scooter races for seniors, a tug-of-war, and slap in the hat and golf contests will see fierce and friendly competition between participants.

Also, on the day, there will be market stalls and displays by the Vintage Car Club, Mechanical Restoration Group, Ulysess Motorcycle Club, St John Ambulance and fire brigades.

A bouncy castle and merry-go-round are sure to keep the little ones entertained.

Rotary Club of Esperance vocational director Stephen Schmedje expects the annual event to be a fun affair for everyone.

"Funds from this years event will go towards the purchase of two transmitters and sensors to assist local people with type one diabetes," he said.

"We welcome the whole Esperance community to come along and enjoy a wholesome family day out."

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