Toowoomba Region paints town maroon as Queensland’s celebrates 160th birthday

The Toowoomba Region has a maroon glow this week as city landmarks are lit up to celebrate Queensland’s 160th Birthday.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio is encouraging the community to wear maroon this week to show how much we love our state.

“This year’s Queensland Week events will allow you to wave a flag, wear maroon and even blow out the candles on a lamington birthday cake,” Mayor Antonio said.

“Toowoomba’s celebrations start at 10.00am on Queensland Day, Thursday, June 6 at the Village Green with a flag raising ceremony.

“I’m hoping we will also be rejoicing in a Queensland win in the first rugby league State of Origin match the night before,” Mayor Antonio said.

“Oakey’s celebrations will begin at 9.00am on Saturday, June 8 at the Oakey Historical Museum where, at 11.00am, participants will be treated to a proclamation of the State and a flag raising ceremony.

“Throughout the week Toowoomba’s CBD will be awash with a maroon glow with the coloured lights on the Outer Circulating Road and the Margaret Street up-lights adjoining Queens Park being changed to honour our state’s birthday.

“Queensland Day (June 6) celebrates the day 160 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.

“We have so much to celebrate as Queenslanders, so let’s get out with a mate and celebrate our great State.

“Go the Maroons!!!”

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