How will you celebrate AUSTRALIA DAY 2019?

Australia Day is also celebrated at the Yacht Club in Tin Can Bay with rivalry from three teams - Yachties, Sailability and the Dragon Club Image Julie Hartwig Photography

Australia Day is also celebrated at the Yacht Club in Tin Can Bay with rivalry from three teams – Yachties, Sailability and the Dragon Club Image Julie Hartwig Photography

I’m not sure for how much longer Australia Day will be recognised on January 26, but the date stays for 2019. Here are a few options to recognise and enjoy our beautiful, multicultural country and our Aussie lifestyle….

Australiana Show at the Country Club

The Tin Can Bay Country Club celebrate with face painting with Daisy plus Keith Gall Australiana Show from noon.

Tap your toes and sing along with award-winning musician Keith Gall, as he plays some classic Aussie favourites.

Come on a journey in song through our colonial past to present day. From Botany Bay to the Dusty Diamentina, from Gallipoli to the Snowy River.

Enjoy Keith’s humorous and moving renditions of some of this country’s greatest classics, and the popular Aussie pub cover songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Then from 6pm, dance to the four-piece rock band, Code3Eleven. This Gympie rock covers band consists of four members: David Wight on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Peter Fenu on lead guitar and backup vocals; Ben Wight on bass, and Shannon Pettit on drums.

Live music at the Sports Club  

Head to the Rainbow Beach Sports Club for live music, a new summer menu and loads of fun! Check their Facebook page for details closer to the day.

Free pool entry

Residents across the region will be able to keep cool this Australia Day with free entry to all swimming pools across the Gympie region. On the Coast head to Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre or Tin Can Bay Swimming Pool.

Gympie Regional Council Mayor, Mick Curran, says the initiative is a great way to get families together on an important day. He encourages us to get the kids out of the house, beat the heat and share time as a family. Pools across the region will be hosting different children’s activities, competitions and Australia Day themed games.