Congratulations to our Award Winners

Posted on: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Australia Day Awards

The Shire of Boyup Brook's annual Australia Day Breakfast and Award Ceremony were held at Sandakan Park last Friday. The event started with the official flag raising and the Boyup Brook Choir singing the National Anthem. Shire President, Graham Aird officially opened proceedings and the Councilors cooked a delicious breakfast for the community.

The community was entertained by the Choir, Trio and Ukulele Ground and then it was time for the Shire Award Presentations to start.

SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD - JODI NIELD

Jodi was awarded Sports Person of the Year Award in recognition of her contribution to hockey and tennis.  She promotes sport in the Shire and serves as a role model in the community. Jodi has represented Western Australia in Masters Hockey for three years running and was recognised to run in the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay in recognition of her commitment to sport.

Congratulations to Jodi Nield Sports Person of the Year.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD - ANNE RITSON

Anne Ritson was awarded the Citizen of the Year award for her unwavering commitment to the community of Boyup Brook and volunteer involvement in many roles. Anne has received numerous Awards in recognition of the years of service given to the Girl Guides. She has performed many roles and has been an active committee member of the Upper Blackwood Agricultural Society since 1980. She also does volunteer chaplaincy work with the Boyup Brook Health Service. Anne is a very well respected community member in all her services that she volunteers for in Boyup Brook.

Congratulations to Anne Ritson Citizen of the Year.

PRESIDENT'S AWARD - TONY SCHREURS

Lynne Schreurs accepted the President's Award on behalf of Tony. Shire President, Graham Aird, acknowledged Tony's business contribution to the town and the agricultural sector broadly. Graham commended Tony for growing a small business regionally and the opportunities the business created for local employment. Tony contributed to the community in many ways including providing local donations and supporting community initiatives such as the Boyup Brook High School Year 10 Scholarship.

 

Congratulations to all the Australia Day Award nominees and winners.

 

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