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Melbourne Day – the official day when we celebrate Melbourne’s 181st birthday - is fast approaching on August 30 - with a full day of exciting events- including today’s announcement of the 2016 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne- Mason Dwyer, 11 years old, from St Louis de Montfort in Aspendale. The Junior Lord Mayor Competition with thanks to 13CABS ran throughout June to August- where the chosen student – Mason Dwyer-- has become Junior Lord Mayor for 2016/2017. Five young Melburnians from across metropolitan Melbourne were chosen from hundreds of entries to be presented to the Melbourne Day committee and associate judges- where each finalist was invited to answer a series of multiple-choice questions about past and present Melbourne and how they would celebrate Melbourne’s Birthday.

The successful finalist, Mason, was declared Junior Lord Mayor by judges- Channel Nine News presenter Peter Hitchener, Melbourne Day Chairman Campbell Walker, City of Melbourne representative Katrina McKenzie and Head of Client Services of 13CABS Simon Purssey.

Following the Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne last year, Mason will join Lord Mayor - Robert Doyle to raise the city of Melbourne's flag at Enterprize Park on Melbourne Day, Tuesday August 30, and engage in many important junior mayoral duties of being the "Little Big Boss" of Melbourne throughout the year.

Melbourne Day is committed to educating our younger Melburnians to learn about Melbourne's history, city landmarks and icons and giving them the opportunity to become involved in a number of free fun activities as Melbourne prepares to celebrate its 181st birthday.

Over the past 20 years, the Melbourne Day committee have coordinated a number of entertaining activities and events- for all Melburnians- to raise awareness of Melbourne's history and celebrate its anniversary on Tuesday August 30 2016.

Melbourne Day has launched an interactive, colourful Educational E-book into all primary schools across the state. Entitled "Gilbert & The Guardians of Melbourne" the e-book tells the story of Melbourne's discovery, aboriginal history, landmarks - through the eyes of Gilbert - Melbourne's first ever tabby cat - who arrived on The Enterprize - with the first settlers in August 1835.

So get involved and support everything great about our city as it is now up to us to tell the story in the next stage of this historical event!

For more information visit: www.melbourneday.com.au


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