Australia Day 2017

Posted on: Friday, 27 January 2017 at 2:48:13 PM

AUSTRALIA DAY 2017

What perfect weather for the annual Australia Day Celebrations & Awards Ceremony. It was great to see so many community members brave the heat, and luckily the shade and slight breeze was enough to counter the strong sun. Lions Club of Waroona once again excelled in starting the day with a delicious breakfast, serving just under 300 meals! The breakfast was followed by a convoy of local businesses, community organisations and emergency services in the street parade and children were entertained with face painting, colouring in competitions and the Meanda Park Miniature Animal Farm.

Cr John Mason performed his usual best as MC for the official ceremony, combating the increasing temperature as the day proceeded. Shire President Cr Noel Dew once again delivered an excellent Australia Day Address, reflecting on the devastating fires, and also congratulating the community for its strength and resilience. Jacinta Dwyer beautifully sang the National Anthem, as the Waroona Girl Guides raised the Australian Flag with great pride.

The much anticipated Australia Day awards were presented as follows:

Shire of Waroona Meritorious Community Service Award – 25 Years & Over recipients:

  • Paul Anzellino
  • Andrew Hull
  • Fred Hull
  • Clint Vagg

Shire of Waroona Meritorious Community Service Award – Under 25 Years recipients:

  • Joelle Chaffey
  • Reegan Davis

Citizen of the Year Award:

  • Andrew Templeman Twells

Award for Active Citizenship (Group / Event):

  • Waroona Community Resource Centre Inc.

Australia Day celebrations were also held at Preston Beach and Lake Clifton, organised by the respective Progress Associations, who once again excelled in their community spirit.

The Shire of Waroona would like to acknowledge Lions Club of Waroona, Alcoa, Waroona Youth Advisory Council, Waroona Girl Guides, Jacinta Dwyer, the Just Cruizin Street Machiners and all the street paraders for their contribution to the event.

Local Fire, Ambulance and Police Officers Swap Hats for the Day'

Local Fire, Ambulance and Police Officers Swap Hats for the Day'

Just under 300 community members braved the heat to attend the official Australia Day ceremony

Just under 300 community members braved the heat to attend the official Australia Day ceremony

Shire President Cr Noel Dew with recipients of the Australia Day Awards

Shire President Cr Noel Dew with recipients of the Australia Day Awards

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