Community heroes honoured on Australia Day
Youth Ambassador Steph Jackson addresses local residents and community organisations at last month’s free Australia Day breakfast at the Toodyay Recreation Centre.
CROWD numbers were down on last year but community enthusiasm remained high at last month’s Australia Day celebrations held at the Toodyay Recreation Centre.
Three new citizens (see President’s Pen, Page 5) recited a pledge of allegiance to the gathering, followed by an announcement of 15 local community nominations for four Australia Day Awards.
The winners were:
- Hannah Morrison – Youth Community Citizen of the Year (age under 25),
- Max Heath – Senior Community Citizen of the Year (age over 65),
- Toodyay Friends of the River – Active Citizenship Award, and
- Jeff Venn – Community Citizen of the Year (overall award).
A free Australia Day breakfast cooked by shire councillors and staff was followed by a pool party at the nearby aquatic centre.