Time running out to nominate dead set legend

Published: 05 Jun 2018 10:24am

25 November 2015

For immediate release

Time running out to nominate a dead set legend

There are only days left to nominate a little ripper for Wagga Wagga’s Australia Day Awards.

Wagga Wagga City Council and the Australia Day Community Committee are looking for locals that deserve legend status, with nominations closing on Friday 27 November.

“We’ve received some worthy nominations already, but with so many unsung heroes in Wagga we want to make sure no one misses out,” Council’s Events Coordinator Karly Pieper said.

“Whether they’re a tireless community advocate or long-serving volunteer, they all deserve legend status.

“Community groups and residents are encouraged to step up and nominate our everyday champions who have given selflessly to the community for many years.”

Nominations for 2016 Australia Day Awards can be made for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year (27 and younger), Walk of Honour Award and the Ted Ryder Sports Memorial Award for contribution to administration in sport.

Professional dancer Jarryd Byrne, who finished third on this year’s Dancing with the Stars, will waltz into Wagga for Australia Day celebrations next January. As the city’s Ambassador, Mr Byrne will give an address at the Australia Day awards ceremony on 24 January and attend events on Australia Day.

For more information on the awards, head to www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/AustraliaDay.

2016 Australia Day Awards categories

Citizen of the Year: For outstanding service to the community

Young Citizen of the Year: 27 years and younger, for outstanding service to the community

Walk of Honour Award: For substantial contributors (past or present) to the Wagga Wagga LGA. Nominees can be of any age, living or deceased and must have resided in Wagga Wagga LGA for a period of at least five years.

Ted Ryder Memorial Award: For contributions to sporting organisations through administration and general service.



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