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Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jennifer Whitney today congratulated all the Australia DayAward winners right across the Whitsunday region.
“Yesterday I attended Australia Day celebrations in Proserpine, Collinsville and Bowen andpresented community Australia Day awards to 28 worthy local recipients,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Local community awards are an integral part of Australia Day. They recognise and honour theoutstanding achievement of people in the Whitsunday region.
“This year’s recipients are from all over our region and all walks of life, but they all share a common commitment to the Whitsunday region and represent excellence in our community.
“Each year we celebrate the achievements and contributions of eminent Whitsunday citizensthrough the Australia Day Awards.
“The winners inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better region.
“Special mention must go to our Citizens of the Year from Proserpine - Ron Read, Bowen - Naomi Land and Collinsville - Lorraine and (the late) Tom Fisher.
“The Australia Day Citizen of the Year award shows the recipients’ contribution to the community is valued and it is a great way to show our appreciation,” she said.
Full list of Whitsunday Australia Day Award Winners 2014 -
Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Proserpine Region:
Older Person of the Year - Barb AdamsonCitizen of the Year - Ron ReadYoung Citizen of the Year - Ryan GodingSenior Cultural Award - Gloria DemartiniJunior Cultural Award - Charlotte SpruceSports Administrator - Stephen TweenJunior Sports Award - Charlotte MitchellSenior Sports Award - Andrew McLeishCommunity Event of the Year - Proserpine State High SchoolGolden Jubilee - Wally HinschenVolunteer of the Year Award - Helen Toy
Older Person of the Year - Dave ThickerCitizen of the Year - Naomi LandYoung Citizen of the Year - Mereoni FosterSenior Cultural Award - Tony PriceJunior Cultural Award - RUBY CrewSports Administrator - Carolyn DouglasJunior Sports Award - Skye RobsonSenior Sports Award - Warren FraserCommunity Event of the Year - Bowen Turf Club’s 150th Celebration
Older Person of the Year - Florence TroyCitizen of the Year - Lorraine & (the late) Tom FisherYoung Citizen of the Year - Rachel RaskaSenior Cultural Award - Greg BucklerSports Administrator - Heather BrownJunior Sports Award - Tom WattsSenior Sports Award - Ashley JonesCommunity Event of the Year - Lions Club Melbourne Cup Fair
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