Australia Day in Katanning 2022

Published on Thursday, 27 January 2022 at 11:23:53 AM

The Katanning community came together for a barbeque breakfast on Wednesday 26 January 2022 served by volunteers from the Lions Club of Katanning, Apex Club of Katanning, Rotary Club of Katanning and Islamic Association of Katanning. The formal proceedings of the morning were presented by Shire President, Liz Guidera.

The Shire of Katanning is proud to support the Australia Day Council WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards which recognise outstanding contribution and community service in the past year in areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, social inclusion or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

The award winners of each category for Katanning were:

  • Citizen of the Year – Alep Mydie
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (over 65 years of age) – Colin Browne
  • Youth Citizen of the Year (under 25 years of age) – Jayde Wolfe
  • Active Citizenship – Friends of Piesse Park

Following the Citizen of the Year Awards, the Shire of Katanning presented the Katanning Community Long Service Award which recognises a local person who has provided volunteer service(s) to the Katanning community over a long period of time. This year the award was presented to Pat McLeod for her outstanding service to the community over 40 plus years.

In addition to the Australia Day Awards, the Shire of Katanning presented a Bravery Award to Trevor Parminter on behalf of the Royal Life Saving Society WA. The Royal Life Saving WA Bravery Awards are awarded annually to recognise and acknowledge the efforts and actions of everyday people within the Western Australian community who have performed a rescue and/or resuscitation, applying their knowledge to save another’s life. In February 2021, Trevor Parminter and fellow Bravery Award recipient, Glenn Schepis, both responded to a single vehicle crash near Wickepin. Their heroic actions were admirable and their nomination came from the WA Police and the family of those involved in the crash.

The Shire of Katanning Rates Incentive Prize winners were presented at the breakfast and the guest speaker for the event was Katanning local, Peter Kerin, who spoke of the changes that Katanning has had over the years.

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