City of Stirling welcoming 100 citizens at Australia Day ceremony

New citizens at a previous City of Stirling citizenship ceremony.
New citizens at a previous City of Stirling citizenship ceremony.

MORE than 100 City of Stirling residents hailing from countries including Nepal, Russia and the US will become Australian citizens on Saturday.

The City will formally welcome 112 people at its Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.

Recipients come from countries such as Ireland, the UK, Vietnam, Iran, Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, Italy, France, Egypt, Sri Lanka, China, the Philippines and Ghana.

The City holds citizenship ceremonies throughout the year but Deputy Mayor David Lagan said it held special meaning on January 26.

“It is such a pleasure to be able to be part of any citizenship ceremony, let alone on Australia Day, as it is such a significant day in the recipients’ lives,” he said.

“Not only is it an opportunity for us to welcome our newest residents to the City, but celebrate our community spirit and what it means to be Australian.”

The ceremony will be preceded by the City’s annual Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards.