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Australia Day in Rochester

Celebrations: More than 80 people attended the Rochester Australia Day ceremony last year. Photo by Alex Gretgrix

The Rochester Lions Club will again be hosting the traditional Australia Day breakfast of cereal and orange juice along with bacon and eggs at Rochester’s Lions Park from 7.30am on Wednesday, January 26.

The morning will be run in conjunction with the local Australia Day Committee, holding the flag-raising ceremony in Lions Park, after the Lions Breakfast at about 8:30am.

The committee will also announce Rochester’s senior and junior citizens of the year, with Rochester Ward Cr Paul Jarman assisting with presentations.

Rochester Australia Day ambassador Karen Livingstone will be a guest speaker at the event.

Ms Livingstone received an Order of Australia for her significant service to community health as an advocate for ovarian cancer research.

After the death of her mother, she co-founded Ovarian Cancer Australia in 2001 to be a national voice for ovarian cancer patients.

Entertainment for the morning will be proved by Brian Crockett’s band.

There will be compulsory check-in on the day with either QR code or on paper.

Breakfast will be served from 7.30am at no charge.

Rochester Lions Club extends a welcome to all in the community to join in the festivities.