Monday, 8 February 2016
Statements by Members
Hindmarsh Electorate: Australia Day Awards
Whether you joined friends and fired up the barbecue on Australia Day listening to Triple J's Hottest 100, took the family to the beach or went to the T20 cricket match at Adelaide Oval, South Australia was certainly alive and well on 26 January. I was proud to celebrate Australia Day at events across Hindmarsh, including Australia Day at the Bay with the City of Holdfast Bay, and a number of citizenship ceremonies. Congratulations to all four councils in my electorate for organising successful citizenship ceremonies in our local community.
I would also like to congratulate all new Australian citizens and those who were recognised for Australia Day awards in Hindmarsh, including the City of Charles Sturt Citizen of the Year, Roger Drake, of Drake Foodland; Young Citizen of the Year, Thomas Hession; Community Event of the Year, West Beach Surf-Lifesaving Club, with their Pink Swim, raising money for breast cancer; and City of West Torrens Citizen of the Year, Lisa Hester; Young Citizen of the Year, James Harvey; Community Event of the Year, St Nicholas Church, George Street Festival—a fantastic Greek community festival; Anniversary Medal, Fraser Bell; Civic Award, Georgina Saunderson—whose family are good florists and Rotary members; Business Award, Vili Milisits; Environment Award, Netley Kindergarten; Community Group Award winners, Camden Community Centre and West Torrens Road Safety Group; and the West Torrens Community Service Awards, Elizabeth Georgocopoulos, Nemelita Christensen, Ursula Bertram, Bronwyn Clelland, John Pirakis, Gill Pirakis, Frank Violi—who is from the Thebarton Seniors and Pensioners and had a significant supporter group cheering him on for his award—Brenton Gill from Neighbourhood Watch, Coralie Netherwood and Heather Barry. Congratulations to you all.