Chrissy Weller was named Echuca's Citizen of the Year, while former Echuca College student Sarah Head took out the Young Citizen of the Year award on Saturday.KATHLEEN TONINI January 28, 2013 4:22am
Women and girls made a clean sweep at the Echuca Australia Day celebrations on Saturday.
Taking out the top honours was Chrissy Weller, named as the Citizen of the Year, while former Echuca College student Sarah Head took out the Young Citizen of the Year award.
Soccer star Jessica Pitts was named Junior Sportsperson of the Year and year 8 performer Drew Walker was named Artsperson of the Year.
No one from the Horizon Committee was at the ceremony to accept its award for Community Group of the Year, so Campaspe Shire councillor Emma Bradbury spoke about the event and accepted it in the committee’s absence.
Despite modest guest numbers and the presence of a cool early morning breeze, the Echuca Federal Band played with gusto.
Nigel Dick AM, the Australia Day Ambassador, spoke about Australia’s past struggles and its resilience in the face of challenges.
‘‘If you don’t struggle, you’ve got nothing to overcome,’’ Mr Dick said.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the northern country, including Shepparton.
The Yarrawonga Chronicle and Travel and Cruise Yarrawonga are offering shoppers a chance to win an incredible cruise package this summer.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Hellrazor has crossed first to win the 2014 Barrie Beehag event on Saturday.
Rochester Secondary College student Georgia Mundie will perform at an Equitana exhibition in Melbourne.
Fourteen parties and 37 candidates will contest the Northern Victoria Region for the Victorian upper house at the November 29 election, with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) claiming the top billing on the ballot paper.
Playgroup of the Month for November.
Andrew Richardson and Matt Jackson have been appointed co-coaches of Finley's senior football side.
Two new Neighbourhood Safer Places for the Pyalong and Tooborac communities have been announced.
Runners from the Sri Chinmoy Peace Oneness-Home Peace Run visit local students to share message of goodwill.
Deniliquin’s Luke Harrington is hoping to start a horse riding club for people with a disability.
South African course builder Brian Lavery, now based in Melbourne, set a testing track for the Hunter Group World Cup Showjumping Qualifier on Saturday that brought some of the sport’s big names undone.
Scott Upston had a decorated career as a paralympic coach before moving to Benalla this year.
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