Ballina Shire Australia Day Award Nominees
Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce our community’s 2019 Australia Day Award nominees. These local legends have been recognised for their sporting achievements, volunteer efforts, artistic talents and contribution to our local community.
The winners will be announced and celebrated at the upcoming Australia Day Ceremony on Saturday 26 January at the Lennox Community Centre.
Forty two nominations were received in the following categories:
Sports Award nominees:
Helen Rankin-Jarvie – Hockey Player & Administrator
Jenny Duffield – Athletics Coach
Samantha Brophy – Ice Hockey
Kyle Underwood – Golf
Arts/Cultural Award nominees:
Ballina Arts & Crafts Centre Inc (BACCI)
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre
Young Citizen of the Year nominees:
Senior Citizen of the Year nominees:
The Late Bonnie Donnelly (posthumous)
The Late Jane Hunt (posthumous)
John and Helen Niven
Marie and Gordon Jarrett
Pat and Jeanette Kennedy
Tweed, Byron and Ballina Community Transport (Volunteer Team)
Local Hero of the Year nominees:
Community Event of the Year nominees:
2018 Australian National Men’s Masters Hockey Championships (Ballina Hockey Club)
Ballina Community Market
Boomerang Bags Lennox Head
Ballina Rotary Club Duck Race
Love Lennox Festival
Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon – Ballina Meals on Wheels
Our Kids Day Out
Rebuilding from the Rubble – Ballina on Richmond Rotary Club
Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Regatta
The winners and Citizen of the Year will be chosen from one of the above categories by the Australia Day Committee. Last year’s Citizen of the Year, Graham Marlowe will make the special presentation.
The Australia Day Ceremony is a free community event and includes a special guest address by rugby great Matthew Burke OAM, Welcome to Country, Citizenship Ceremony, music performances by Katie Rutledge, dance performance and the highly anticipated Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards.
The ceremony will commence at 9am on Saturday 26 January 2019 in the Lennox Community Centre.
For more information about Australia Day program of events, visit ballina.nsw.gov.au (search Australia Day).