Hundreds expected at Melville’s Australia Day celebration

Pictured (L-R) Peter Melfi, Terry Johnson and Rasa Subramaniam are all set for another Australia Day bash.
Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au   d478508
Pictured (L-R) Peter Melfi, Terry Johnson and Rasa Subramaniam are all set for another Australia Day bash. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d478508

A CROWD of between 600 and 700 people is expected to take part in the City of Melville’s annual Australia Day activities at John Creaney Reserve on Friday.

The morning will include the Australia Day awards, a citizenship ceremony and the popular barbecue breakfast cooked up by the Lions Club of Bull Creek.

The club, a 2017 Melville Community Group of the Year winner, has been hosting the breakfast for 20 years.

“Our motto is ‘we serve’, literally on the day,” club secretary Terry Johnson said.

Mr Johnson said the event had evolved over the years, with more cultural diversity featuring all the time.

“It’s a great opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and share in the privilege of being Australian,” he said.

The Australia Day Awards, which offer recognition to people and groups who have made significant contributions to the community, include citizen of the year, young citizen of the year and community group of the year.

The Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony will be held from 8.30am at John Creaney Reserve, corner of Parry Avenue and Benningfield Road, Bull Creek.

The Lions Club of Bull Creek breakfast is available for a gold coin donation.