An Olympic gold medallist with an inspiring story will help lead Dubbo’s Australia Day celebrations.
Debbie Watson OAM, who made her mark in water polo, is the city’s Australia Day ambassador.
Australia Day Council of NSW chairman Angelos Frangopoulos AM said each year ambassadors were a drawcard for celebration in hundreds of communities across the state.
“Australia Day ambassadors are past recipients of the Australian of the Year Awards, athletes, scientists, entrepreneurs, entertainers and community workers,” Mr Frangopoulos said.
“The NSW Ambassador Program – now in its 28th year – is a great opportunity to reinforce the diversity of Australia’s high achievers.”
The theme for Australia Day this year is Everyone, Every Story. As Australia Day means different things to different people, it is “everyone’s chance to come together to share their stories that are passed through the community”.
The inspiring line up of ambassadors will celebrate the importance of diversity, share their unique stories and inspire others to do the same.
“From Newcastle to Nyngan, Tamworth to Turramurra, Wagga Wagga to Woolloomooloo our ambassadors volunteer their time to inspire pride in us all on Australia Day,” Mr Frangopoulos said.