Day of celebration turns into night of magic

January 27, 2014

Larissa Nicholson

Journalist at The Canberra Times.

Australia Day fireworks at Regatta Point.

Australia Day fireworks at Regatta Point. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Australia Day was a family affair for Ray Evans, of Narrabundah.

He was at Regatta Point with his wife Helen, children Lachlan and Heather waiting for the fireworks display on Sunday evening.

Joining them were Mr Evans’ niece Nicole Scandura, her husband Sebastian of Gungahlin, their daughter Emelia, 3, and family friend Bryan Etherington.

Ray Evans before the fireworks at Regatta Point.

Ray Evans before the fireworks at Regatta Point. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Mr Evans said the family had enjoyed an early breakfast by the lake and watched Dora the Explorer, a favourite character of Emelia’s, before going home for a ”nanna nap” in the afternoon and returning to the lake in the evening.

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”It is just a good opportunity to spend the time out with thousands of other people who really celebrate Australia Day, and just enjoy the family atmosphere,” he said.

Nearby Matt and Kate Rizzuto were enjoying the evening’s entertainment with their children Sam, five, Olivia, seven, and friends.

THE CANBERRA TIMES

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