Bathurst will celebrate it's 198th Birthday this year, with Proclamation Day celebrations taking place at Bicentennial Park. The day offers Bathurst's residents an opportunity to take a walk through our city's history, and to celebrate the wonderful Region in which we live. Proclamation Day will take place on Sunday May 5, 11am-2pm at Bicentennial Park.
This year's Proclamation Day is building towards celebrating Bathurst's 200th Birthday anniversary in 2015.
Proclamation Day includes great activites and ceremonies, including:
A welcome to country by Wiradjuri Elder Gloria Rogers.
Raising of the Australian Flag and Union Jack by the 3rd Bathurst Scouts.
Bathurst Mayor Monica Morse speaks about the significance of Proclamation Day to the Bathurst Community.
Official blessing of the Bathurst City.
Rotary Duck Race. Time to be confirmed.
Fun and games for the kids inlcuding, egg and spoon races, sack races, horse shoe throwing and much more.
Local community groups run displays and stalls, which showcase past times from the era of 1815. Stalls from the Bathurst Woodturners, CWA and Spinners and Weavers allow you to experience a taste of life 198 years ago in Bathurst. The Bathurst and District Historical Society showcase memorabilia from Bathurst's history.
Proclamation Day is such an important day for Bathurst, and members of the community are encouraged to come along each year to celebrate the founding of Bathurst. Ducks for the Rotary Duck Race can be purchased from Bathurst Regional Council or at the event. A birthday celebration not to be missed!
For more information regarding Proclamation Day please contact Events Team at the Bathurst Council.