PHOTOS: Australia Day in Bega

Hayden, Laila and Grace Lee of Bega, with Taco the blue heeler.
Hayden, Laila and Grace Lee of Bega, with Taco the blue heeler.
Steven Watt and his 1955 FJ Holden at Bega's Australia Day celebration.

Steven Watt and his 1955 FJ Holden at Bega's Australia Day celebration.

At Bega's Australia Day breakfast are (from left) Keith and Pam Lodge of Kalaru, and Naomi Connor, Lukas, Lachlan and Chelsea Trevascus from the ACT.

At Bega's Australia Day breakfast are (from left) Keith and Pam Lodge of Kalaru, and Naomi Connor, Lukas, Lachlan and Chelsea Trevascus from the ACT.

LITTLETON Gardens in Bega was packed on Sunday morning for the Bega Valley Shire's official Australia Day celebration.

Enjoying breakfast on Australia Day are Liz and John Seckold with John and Barbara Fenn.

Enjoying breakfast on Australia Day are Liz and John Seckold with John and Barbara Fenn.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

At Bega's Australia Day family events in Littleton Gardens are (clockwise from left) Jacob Woolley, Olivia, Andrew and Justine Harrington, Grady, Cooper, Belinda and Ella Woolley and Morgan Harrington.

At Bega's Australia Day family events in Littleton Gardens are (clockwise from left) Jacob Woolley, Olivia, Andrew and Justine Harrington, Grady, Cooper, Belinda and Ella Woolley and Morgan Harrington.

Narelle and Norm Pearce enjoy the Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Narelle and Norm Pearce enjoy the Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Bega Valley Shire Citizen of the Year Ryan Campbell is presented with his award by Australia Day Ambassador Catriona Rowntree and Mayor Bill Taylor.

Bega Valley Shire Citizen of the Year Ryan Campbell is presented with his award by Australia Day Ambassador Catriona Rowntree and Mayor Bill Taylor.

Bega Lions Club members manning the free barbecue breakfast are (from left) Ross Suter, Phil Benny, Denny Wiley and Mike Gowing.

Bega Lions Club members manning the free barbecue breakfast are (from left) Ross Suter, Phil Benny, Denny Wiley and Mike Gowing.

Beg Lions Club members (from left) Ros Langworthy, Sharyn Whiting, Sam Warren, Janice Banfield and Bob Gornall.

Beg Lions Club members (from left) Ros Langworthy, Sharyn Whiting, Sam Warren, Janice Banfield and Bob Gornall.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day emcee John Watkin.

Australia Day emcee John Watkin.

Australia Day emcee John Watkin.

Australia Day emcee John Watkin.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Citizen of the Year Ryan Campbell.

Citizen of the Year Ryan Campbell.

Young Citizen of the Year Gary Lonesborough.

Young Citizen of the Year Gary Lonesborough.

Young Citizen of the Year Molly Campbell.

Young Citizen of the Year Molly Campbell.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance.

Five new citizens take the pledge at the Australia Day official celebration in Bega.

Five new citizens take the pledge at the Australia Day official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Five new citizens take the pledge at the Australia Day official celebration in Bega.

Five new citizens take the pledge at the Australia Day official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Catriona Rowntree is delighted with a gift of Bega Cheeses presented by Mayor Bill Taylor.

Catriona Rowntree is delighted with a gift of Bega Cheeses presented by Mayor Bill Taylor.

Catriona Rowntree is delighted with a gift of Bega Cheeses presented by Mayor Bill Taylor.

Catriona Rowntree is delighted with a gift of Bega Cheeses presented by Mayor Bill Taylor.

Community Citizen of the Year Anne Moore.

Community Citizen of the Year Anne Moore.

Community Citizen of the Year Anne Moore.

Community Citizen of the Year Anne Moore.

Community Young Citizen of the Year Imogen Pittolo.

Community Young Citizen of the Year Imogen Pittolo.

Community Young Citizen of the Year Imogen Pittolo.

Community Young Citizen of the Year Imogen Pittolo.

Young Citizen of the Year Gary Lonesborough (middle) with Bega Roosters Rugby League Club president Garry Arkin and his family (from left) Damon, Gary snr, Ryan, Hayleigh and Lochlan.

Young Citizen of the Year Gary Lonesborough (middle) with Bega Roosters Rugby League Club president Garry Arkin and his family (from left) Damon, Gary snr, Ryan, Hayleigh and Lochlan.

New Australian citizens (from left) David Beck, John Lea, Tazeen B Taj, Juls and Brian Silvester.

New Australian citizens (from left) David Beck, John Lea, Tazeen B Taj, Juls and Brian Silvester.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Australia Day breakfast and official celebration in Bega.

Catriona Rowntree and her husband James Pettit and children Andrew and Charlie.

Catriona Rowntree and her husband James Pettit and children Andrew and Charlie.

After a free hot and hearty breakfast put on by the Bega Lions Club was enjoyed by many, our Bega Valley Shire Citizen and Young Citizens of the Year were announced, as well as the Bega Chamber of Commerce's Community Citizens of the Year.

The special guest for Sunday's celebration was the vivacious star of hit TV travel show Getaway Catriona Rowntree.

Ms Rowntree said Bega didn't have a say in who we got as our Australia Day Ambassador as she had begged for the role.

Her speech - and as she admitted, she is known for her ability to talk - was a rousing call to celebrate your passions and follow your dreams.

She said what we have in Australia is the envy of all others - and she should know!

The shire also welcomed five new Australian citizens - David Beck, Tazeen B Taj, John Lea, Brian Silvester and "Juls" from Cobargo.