Australia Day in Katanning 2023

Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at 11:48:24 AM

The Katanning community were treated to a free barbeque breakfast for Australia Day at the Katanning Lions Park on Thursday 26 January 2023.

Volunteers from the Lions Club of Katanning, Apex Club of Katanning, Rotary Club of Katanning and Islamic Association of Katanning served up a yummy breakfast to the community followed by a Citizenship Ceremony which welcomed nine new Australian Citizens for Katanning, and the Citizen of the Year Awards presented by Shire President, Liz Guidera.

Each year on Australia Day, the Community Citizen of the Year Awards give local governments around the state the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and celebrate the active citizenship of Western Australians at a local community level in several categories.

These awards are proudly sponsored by the Department of Communities; supported by Channel 9, 6PR and WA Today; and delivered in partnership with Auspire – Australia Day Council WA.

The award winners of Katanning's Community Citizen of the Year for 2023.

  • Community Citizen of the Year Award – Moolay Ta Loh
  • Senior Citizen of the Year Award – Dorothy and Vince Cacciola
  • Active Citizenship Award – Katanning & Districts Pool Association
  • Active Citizenship Award – Katanning Environmental Container Cash In

The guest speaker for the morning was Australia Day Ambassador, Holly-Ann Martin, managing Director of Safe4Kids and past resident of Katanning. The Shire of Katanning extended a thank you to the Katanning Scouts and Girl Guides for participating in the ceremony and Ron Wake for donating sound and music services.

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