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 SAM Foundation has received a further philanthropic contribution of $1 million towards the new Shepparton Art Museum.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Two people have been arrested and thousands of dollars in drugs and property found in a major raid in Corop early Monday.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
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