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2019 Rural City of Murray Bridge Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day Citizens of the Year

The 2019 Rural City of Murray Bridge Australia Day Awards and community breakfast was held at Sturt Reserve on Saturday 26 January. 

Once again the weather was fantastic and a large crowd of over 250 people was in attendance to celebrate our Australia Day Awards nominees and winners. 14 new citizens also took the  pledge and were welcomed as Australian Citizens.


Recognising unsung heroes like our 2019 dual Murray Bridge Citizens of the Year Heather Courtney and Trevor Purdie (pictured right with RCMB Mayor Brenton Lewis) who make a positive difference to our community, are what the Australia Day Awards are all about. If you know someone like Heather and Trevor who should be recognised please nominate them for the 2020 Rural City of Murray Bridge Australia Day Awards!
Nominations will open in August 2019 and close 15 November 2019.

2019 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Citizen of the Year - 
dual recipients Heather Courtney & Trevor Purdie
Young Citizen of the Year
-Tegan Thomas
Community Event of the Year - Murray Bridge Agricultural & Horticultural Milestone 100th
Show Celebrations. Commendation Award - Rockleigh Carols in the Bush
Community Initiative of the Year - Rockleigh Neighbour Muster
Sports Person of the Year - Mark Smyth
Young Sports Person of the Year - Molly Bretag
Volunteer of the Year - Des O'Sullivan

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2018 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS: 
Citizen of the Year - Don Watts 
Young Citizen of the Year - Kai Martin
Commendation Award - Tamara Varu-Mark 
Community Event of the Year - Callington Show 
Community Initiative of the Year - Pamper Day For Young Carers 
Sports Person of the Year - Ivan Long 
Young Sports Person of the Year - Alex (Ally) Wilson 
Volunteer of the Year - Mariane Morgan

2017 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Citizen of the Year - Graham Hallandal
Young Citizen of the Year  - Ruby Eckermann
Sports Person of the Year - no nominations received
Young Sports Person of the Year - joint recipients Laura Cummings and Kobe Allen
Volunteer of the Year - Barbara Pym
Community Event of the Year - Domestic Violence Community Awareness Raising Day
Community Initiative of the Year - Murray Mallee Wig Library

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 * Nominations will open for the 2020 Rural City of Murray Bridge Australia Day Awards in August 2019 and close 4.45pm Friday 15 November 2019.

Nominations are to be a maximum of 100 words and must address all of the point of the category entered. Dot points are acceptable.

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Nominee Country of Birth*
Is Nominee an Australian Citizen

If Country of birth not Australia - Is nominee an Australian Citizen

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Award Categories
Award Categories
Citizen of the Year

1) Demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and community contribution 2) Shown commitment to promote civic pride & active citizenship 3) Received any previous awards or recognition - personal, academic & professional achievements

Young Citizen of the Year

1) Demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and community contribution 2) Shown commitment to promote civic pride & active citizenship 3) Received any previous awards or recognition - personal, academic & professional achievements

Sports Person of the Year

1) Demonstrated application & dedication to sport 2) Received any previous awards or recognition - Personal & Professional achievements

Young Sports Person of the Year

1) Demonstrated application & dedication to sport 2) Received any previous awards or recognition - Personal & Professional achievements

Volunteer of the Year

1) Demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and community contribution 2) Shown commitment to promote civic pride & active citizenship 3) Demonstrated a high level of volunteer involvement-past contributions recognised but recent highly regarded

Community Event of the Year

1) Demonstrated benefits to the community eg. Leadership, innovation, creativity and pride. 2) Provided accessibility to the event for as many community sectors as possible. 3) Identified a need within the community for the event.

Community Initiative of the Year

1) Demonstrated benefits to the community eg. Leadership, innovation, creativity and pride. 2) Provided accessibility to the initiative for as many community sectors as possible. 3) Identified a need within the community for the initiative.

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