Kyabram’s Australia Day ambassador Paul Wheelton thanked the nation’s volunteers during his speech.January 30, 2013 4:11am
KyabramÃs Australia Day MC Steve Kerwin had a joke with Australia Day ambassador Paul Wheelton when he swapped his own car keys for those of Mr WheeltonÃs Aston Martin.
Kyabram’s official Australia Day celebration began early on Saturday morning with a breakfast and speeches from event MC Steve Kerwin and Kyabram-Deakin Ward’s Cr Robert Danieli.
In his speech Kyabram’s Australia Day ambassador Paul Wheelton thanked the nation’s volunteers for the wide range of duties they carry out and the help they provide in a huge range of ways.
Mr Wheelton spoke of the attributes Australians are known for, including being tough and resilient.
‘‘It is through events such as Australia Day that our true sense of community can be expressed, and this is made possible only through the hard work of many people within the community,’’ Mr Wheelton said.
Last year’s Citizen of the Year, Denis Wood, was invited onto the stage for his award from last year to be recognised as he was overseas visiting family in the United Kingdom on Australia Day.
Kyabram only presented awards in two of the six categories this year.
Lesley Lowe received the Citizen of the Year award, and the Friends Of group was named Kyabram’s Community Group of the Year.
No award was presented for the Young Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Junior Sportsperson of the Year or Arts Person/Event of the Year categories.
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
Bottle thrown at Jason Cole in bitter aftermath to Seymour-Benalla game on Saturday.
A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
A sophisticated hydroponic cannabis system was discovered by police at the Victoria Hotel last week.
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