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Wear Maroon For Queensland’s Birthday

Toowoomba will glow maroon as the city landmarks light up to celebrate Queensland’s 161st Birthday on Saturday 6th June.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio is encouraging the community to wear maroon this week to show how much we love our State.

“Toowoomba’s CBD will be awash with a maroon glow as the coloured lights on the Outer Circulating Road, The Annex and City Hall change to honour our state’s birthday,” Mayor Antonio said.

Queensland Day (6th June) celebrates the day 161 years ago when Queen Victoria gave her approval that we should separate from the colony of New South Wales. The State of Queensland was declared, and we haven’t looked back since.”

“While Queensland Day celebrations won’t witness our usual flag-raising or lamington cakes this year, we can still revel in our good fortune of living in the most magnificent Region in the best State and the greatest nation in the world.”

“2020 is the year to celebrate our State by buying local from a Queensland business or grab the ingredients for our Region’s most famous culinary concept, the lamington.”

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“This year we can still wear maroon, put up a flag or create a sign for our gate or importantly we could ring a fellow Queenslander to make sure they are alright.”

“We have so much to celebrate on this 6th June as Queenslanders -together let’s support our mates as we celebrate our great State.”

Submitted by:
Michael Duff
Senior Media Relations Officer
Stakeholder Engagement and Communications
Toowoomba Regional Council

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