Australia Day Awards nominations recognise local heroes
Published: 13 Jan 2023 2:39pm
Twenty-six residents have been recognised for their generous contribution to the community with nominations for the 2023 Wagga Wagga Australia Day Awards.
The official Wagga Wagga Australia Day awards ceremony will be held at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday 25 January from 7pm.
Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Dallas Tout said Council is delighted to have received nominations across all five categories: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Environmental Citizen of the Year, Ted Ryder Sports Memorial, and Walk of Honour inductee.
“These nominees have worked tirelessly devoting time and energy into making Wagga Wagga a better place to live for all,” Cr Tout said.
“It is wonderful to see so many citizens being recognised for the outstanding work they do for our community.”
Free general admission tickets to the ceremony are available through the Civic Theatre booking office by calling 6926 9688 or online at www.civictheatre.com.au
On Australia Day, Thursday 26 January, the city will welcome 80 new Australian citizens from 23 different countries at a community ceremony at the Victory Memorial Gardens.
Our new Australian citizens have come to live in Wagga Wagga from Burundi, China, Egypt, Estonia, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jersey, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
The ceremony will be held at 9am and is one of the main events on the day.
Residents are invited to attend this free community event starting at 7am which includes a breakfast, sand sculpture demonstration, biscuit decorating workshop, face painting and a thong throwing competition.
For more details about Wagga Wagga’s Australia Day 2023 activities:
2023 Australia Day Awards Nominations
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEES
Aunty Cheryl Penrith
YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEES
Chelsea Burgess Hannon
WALK OF HONOUR
Aunty Isabel Reid
Aunty Kath Withers
TED RYDER SPORTS MEMORIAL AWARD
Henri Felix Moreels
ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEES