Katanning Lions Club to host Australia Day community breakfast and awards

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Katanning community members enjoy last year's Australia Day breakfast.
Camera IconKatanning community members enjoy last year's Australia Day breakfast. Credit: Shire of Katanning

Katanning locals will come together under the international flags of Lions Park to welcome the town’s newest citizens and celebrate its outstanding community members this Australia Day.

Katanning Lions Club will host its annual Australia Day celebration from 7.30am, with the community invited to bring their own cup, plate and cutlery for a free barbecue breakfast.

Halal and vegetarian options will be available.

Once breakfast has been served, the Shire of Katanning will host its annual citizenship and citizen of the year awards ceremonies from 8.30am.

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Two Katanning residents will be joined by family and friends as they take their citizenship pledges in front of their community at this year’s ceremony.

Twelve finalists will vie for one of four citizen of the year awards, and two residents will be in the running for the prestigious Shire of Katanning’s community long service award.

Financial advocate Grace Mugabe will be the Australia Day Ambassador guest speaker at this year’s awards ceremony, sharing insights into her role as an advocate for women and the migrant community.

A former senior accountant at Rio Tinto, Ms Mugabe has built a successful career helping women and girls of all ages to become financially independent. Last year, she was named in Inside Small Business magazine’s top 50 small business leaders.

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