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The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 69

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18 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 4 -J A N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Start/Finish on riverbank at rear of Town Council, Australia Day Medals and Spot Prizes, Free breakfast in the Andy McNeill Room of the Alice Springs Town Council followed by an open invitation to attend Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in the Courtyard at 8.00am AUSTRALIA DAY 3km Family Fun Run & Walk 6.30am Thursday 26th January 2012 1 7 3 0 0 2 /1 2 ENTRY - $3 for Adults / $1 for Kids Dress Code: Australiana ALICE SPRINGS RUNNING & WALKING CLUB For further information contact Peter 0433 592 735 Alice Springs Town Council proudly supports The Alice Springs Running & Waliking Clubs Australia Day Fun Run through the provision of Healthy Refreshments to promote our Healthy Communities Active in Alice initiative. This National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health initiative was funded by the Australian Government. Phone: (08) 8950 0500 Web: www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au Rex Mooney Chief Executive Of! cer A town like Alice When: Thursday 26 January 2012 Venue: Civic Centre Courtyard, Todd Street Time: 8:00am to be seated by 7:55am FREE community sausage sizzle at the conclusion of the Ceremony courtesy of Woolworths and Apex Club. The Alice Springs Town Council extends an invitation to the people of Alice Springs to observe the Citizenship Ceremony proceedings being held on 26 January 2012 conducted by His Worship The Mayor Mr Damien Ryan, in conjunction with the Australia Day Flag Raising & Citizenship Ceremony. Celebrations for Australia Day include: ! Flag raising ceremony ! Citizenship and Af" rmation ceremonies ! Presentation of the 2012 Australia Day Ambassador for Alice Springs, Michael Crossland, inspirational speaker ! Presentation of the Centralian Citizen of the year Awards and Student Citizen Awards ! Presentation of winners of the #Australia Day$ Family Fun Run/Walk % hosted by the Alice Springs Running and Walking Club this event starts at 6:30am at the riverbank of the Todd River directly behind the Council Civic Centre ! Cutting of the cake for the 26ers % people born on 26 January are invited to come along and cut the cake. Australia Day Ceremony COMMUNITY INVITATION 3 8 3 0 0 5 /1 2 3 6 3 0 0 5 /1 2 Thursday 3 2 3 0 0 2 /1 2 tales (08) 8956 3156 A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature AUSTRALIA DAY 45 new Aussies A COCKTAIL party to acknowledge all nominees for Centralian Citizen of the Year, Young Centralian Citizen of the Year and Event of the Year will be held at the Chif ley Al ice Springs Resort tomorrow. The winners will be announced at the function, hosted by the Australia Day Coordinating Committee. Tickets are available from the Alice Springs Town Council and cost $35 including drinks and nibbles. On Australia Day, the flag raising and citizenship ceremony at the Civic Centre starts at 8am. There will be 45 adults and children from Ukraine, Iraq, India, Singapore, UK, USA, G e r m a n y , B r a z i l , P o l a n d , I r e l a n d , Seychelles, England, P h i l i p p i n e s , F i j i , Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Korea and China receiving citizenship. A barbecue follows the ceremony. Celebrate Australia Michael Crossland IT will be an outstanding Australia Day in Central Australia with a wide range of events being held across the region. Alice Springs will kick-start the celebrations with an Awards Cocktail Party at The Chifley Resort tomorrow evening. On Australia Day, the annual fun run starts at 6.30am and is followed by a flag raising at the Civic Centre. The 2012 Australia Day Ambassador for Alice Springs is inspirational speaker Michael Crossland. He will attend both functions. He is an extraordinary young man who has defied the odds of a life-threatening cancer to build a career of exceptional achievements. An accomplished businessman and an elite sportsman, his life is a remarkable success. Mr Crossland is at the forefront of todays new generation of inspirational speakers. He speaks to businesses, schools/colleges and sporting groups around the world. To date, his total audience numbers in Australia and internationally exceed 100,000. He spoke in Alice Springs in November and was asked back to be an Ambassador. Diagnosed with aggressive life-threatening cancer before his first birthday, doctors told him school and sport were not options. Infection and fatigue were too great a risk. His only wish was to lead a normal life and be able to do all the things that other normal kids took for granted every day. Now an accomplished busi nessman, Australian of the Year finalist, Australia Day Ambassador and International Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr Crossland inspires many people from all walks of life, with his story and inspiration of believing in yourself and achieving seemingly impossible dreams. He said: Success to me is about waking up each and every day and knowing in your heart that today you will make a difference in someone elses life. By living this way, we can all make the world a better place. Tennant Crees events include a breakfast and fun and games at Lake Mary Ann. This year communities across the Barkly Shire will be celebrating with sausage sizzles, awards, discos and sporting events. Yularas celebrations include a cricket match on the oval as well as a barbecue, entertainment and childrens games. Australia Day Ambassador Ron Delezio will attend. The Australia Day Ambassadors are sponsored by Woolworths. G o t o t h e w e b s i t e www.australiaday.org.au/nt for all the news on Australia Day events. Salute the past SUMMER nights in Alice Springs will never be the same again now Evenings in Alice has started. This is a dinner with a difference. Join in a night of laughter, mystery, entertainment and good food. Y o u a n d y o u r friends may choose to share Thursday night with the Infamous Miss Pink which follows the fancies of the indomitable Olive Pink at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden. O n S a t u r d a y nights the sleuths can gather for Scandalous Crimes. You will investigate the criminal activities of the town through the people who broke the law and those who upheld it. No matter which Evening in Alice you select, you will spend the night dining with some of the towns amazing and spirited characters and learn about the stories and people who have shaped the nature of this community. It starts at 6.30pm and includes transport, a two-course dinner, drinks and entertainment. On Australia Day, Evenings in Alice will not be running so locals can enjoy all the other events on the day. To find out more or to book for your Evening in Alice exp e r i e n c e c a l l 8956 3156 or go to the w e b s i t e w w w . s e i t o u t b a c k australia.com.au Find out more on Facebook at evenings in alice. A section of the runners in the 2011 Australia Day Fun Run/Walk Hundreds join in for fun KICK-START Australia Day with the 3km Family Fun Run hosted by the Alice Springs Running and Walking Club. Race director Peter Eason said the event was continually growing and this year would be no exception with potential numbers of 300-plus. A fantastic breakfast will be available after the race, generously supplied by the Alice Springs Town Council through its Healthy Communities Active in Alice initiative. There will also be plenty of spot prizes at the breakfast. The run/walk will be starting promptly at 6.30am with registrations open from 6am. Entry is $3 for adults and $1 for children. It will start on the Todd River directly behind the Alice Springs Town Council. All participants are welcome at the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony being held in the courtyard next to the Andy McNeill Room. This begins at 8am and the fun run winners will be presented Australia Day medals by Mayor Damien Ryan. Participants are encouraged to dress up in Australiana rig and get those New Year resolutions happening by joining in on the fun, fitness and friendship. The new 2012 Alice Springs Running and Walking Club event calendar and membership forms are available on the morning.