Inspirational Aussie to lead celebrations

Augusta Margaret River Times
Bunbury-raised Paralympian Brad Scott has been announced as the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s Australia Day ambassador.
Camera IconBunbury-raised Paralympian Brad Scott has been announced as the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s Australia Day ambassador. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

South West athlete and three-time Paralympic Games medallist Brad Scott will lead Australia Day celebrations in Augusta-Margaret River this week.

Shire president Ian Earl said it was an honour to host Scott as the Shire’s Australia Day ambassador and urged residents to attend gatherings in Cowaramup, Margaret River and Augusta.

“Brad has an inspiring story and we are very much looking forward to having him speak at our Australia Day citizenship and affirmation ceremonies,” he said.

Bunbury-raised Scott, who lives with cerebral palsy, first represented Australia in 2008 at the Beijing Paralympic Games and took home a silver medal.

The middle-distance runner went on to compete in the 2012 London Paralympic Games, claiming a silver and bronze, and represented Australia once again at last year’s games in Brazil.

As well as presentations from Scott, Cowaramup and Margaret River Lions clubs will host breakfasts and Augusta’s Community Resource Centre will put on a luncheon.

New Australian citizens will also be welcomed at 8.30am and 9.30am in Cowaramup and Margaret River’s Gloucester Park respectively, followed by the Shire presidents address at 11.30am.

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