Australia Day 2018

Published: Monday, 29 January 2018 at 10:40:08 AM

What perfect weather for the annual Australia Day Celebrations & Awards Ceremony. It was great to see so many community members start their Australia Day supporting this iconic community event. Lions Club of Waroona once again excelled in starting the day with a delicious breakfast, this year assisted by the Leos Club of Waroona in 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, Lions Train and the Meanda Park Miniature Animal Farm.


Cr John Mason performed his usual best as MC for the official ceremony. Shire President Cr Mike Walmsley delivered an excellent Australia Day Address, reflecting on the colonisation of Australia and the First Fleet. Jacinta Dwyer beautifully sang the National Anthem, as the Waroona Girl Guides, Youth Advisory Council and members of the Baldja Program raised the Australian, West Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait flags with great pride.

The much anticipated Australia Day awards were presented as follows:


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

  • Maree Ellis
  • Mike Le Roy

Citizen of the Year Award:

  • Lynda Le Roy


Award for Active Citizenship (Group / Event):

  • Friends of Ramsar Action Group for the Yalgorup Lakes Environment


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, Leos Club of Waroona, Alcoa, Waroona Youth Advisory Council, Waroona Girl Guides, Baldja Program, Rob Jetta, Jacinta Dwyer, the Just Cruizin Street Machiners and all the street paraders for their contribution to the event.

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Photos courtesy of Waroona Youth Advisory Council and Harvey-Waroona Reporter.

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