2017 Citizen of the Year Awards

Winners of the District Council of Mount Remarkable Citizen of the year awards have been announced, for the categories: 

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young citizen of the Year (must be 17 years to under 30 years of age on 26 January 2017)
  • Junior Citizen of the Year (must be under 17 years of age on 26 January 2017)
  • Community Event of the Year (for the most outstanding community event during 2016)

Awards are presented in recognition of personal achievement and to acknowledge the contribution that Our Locals are making to Our Communities. The awards will be presented 26 January 2017.

2017 Winners

The District Council of Mount Remarkable Citizen of the Year has been awarded to Yvonne & Don Bishop. 

Yvonne and Don have been recognised for their commitment over many years to the beautification of the parks and gardens around Melrose, specifically Paradise Square.  The many volunteer hours they have tirelessly given to ensuring the lawns are mowed, leaves collected, roses pruned and shrubs trimmed has been recognised by the community and is appreciated by visitors to the district. Their dedication to the parks and gardens and Melrose is commendable and makes them worthy recipients of this award.

The District Council of Mount Remarkable Community Event of the Year has been awarded to The Wilmington Rodeo.

This award recognises the Fifty (50) Year Celebrations of the Wilmington Night Rodeo, held in January 2016. The Rodeo is nationally recognised and the Wilmington Rodeo Committee and the many community volunteers are commended for its success.

The Wilmington Rodeo Club donates to local community organisations and services in the Council District and provides substantial benefits to the economic and social standings of the community. Founded in 1966 the club has donated a staggering $217,903 to various committees, clubs, services, churches, schools, hospitals, foundations, charities and more.  

Congratulations to the 2017 Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year winners!

 

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