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Australia Day Awards

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Australia Day in the Coorong

Please join us in celebrating our successful Citizens of the Year, and Community Event and Community Project of the Year award recipients at events across the Coorong on Tuesday, 26 January 2021:

Tintinara Australia Day Breakfast, 7am

Join us at the Tintinara Golf Club for an Australia Day Breakfast hosted by the Tintinara Golf Club (Tintinara Golf Course Road, Tintinara), Tintinara Lions Club and TRADE, celebrating:

  • Keith Harkness - 2021 Citizen of the Year
  • Corona Cup Trivia Night - Community Event of the Year
  • Tintinara Cinema - Community Project of the Year

Breakfast will be served from 7am (a gold coin donation would be appreciated), with formal presentations to commence at 8am. Special guest speaker - Australia Day Ambassador, Lynn Hill, Co-founder of Dragon Boat Racing for surviviors of breast cancer.

RSVPs are preferred due to COVID requirements. Contact Lisa Fatchen on 0408 856 445.

Sherlock Australia Day Lunch and Musical Experience Opening, 12pm

Enjoy an Australia Day Lunch hosted by the Sherlock Community Hall (Mallee Highway, Sherlock), and help celebrate:

  • Kevin Poole - 2021 Citizen of the Year

Lunch will be served from 12pm, with formal presentations and the opening of the new Sherlock Musical Experience to follow. A sensory experience like none other in the district, this project is the amazing product of these committed Sherlock community members' work.

RSVPs essential. Please contact Wes Titley on 0438 743 084 to register.

Tailem Bend Australia Day Lunch in the Park, 11:30am

Enjoy an Australia Day lunch in the Willow Street Park (Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend) hosted by the Tailem Bend Progress Association, and help celebrate:

  • Angela Tomkinson - 2021 Citizen of the Year

Formal presentations will commence at 11:30am, with a BBQ lunch to follow - provided by the Rotary Club of Tailem Bend ($8 for adults, children U10 free). Special guest speaker - Australia Day Ambassador, Lynn Hill, Co-founder of Dragon Boat Racing for surviviors of breast cancer.

Please BYO chairs and drinks. For more information call Maxine Kiddie on 0439 387 750.

Meningie Citizen of the Year Celebration

Join us in congratulating Peter Doolette as Meningie’s 2021 Citizen of the Year!

Nominated by the Meningie Progress Association, Peter’s award will be celebrated at the Meningie Bowling Club. Due to COVID requirements and limited numbers available, this event is invitation only.

More information on the 2021 Citizens of the Year and other award winners can be found here.

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2021 Recipients

Citizen of the Year: Keith Harkness, Kevin Poole, Peter Doolette, Angela Tomkinson

Community Event of the Year: Tintinara Corona Cup Trivia Night

Community Project of the Year: Tintinara Cinema


2020 Recipients

Citizen of the Year: Garry Hera-Singh, Maxine Kiddie, Naomi Stidiford

Community Event of the Year: Tailem Bend Christmas Parade and Cabaret


2019 Recipients

Citizen of the Year: Ian Qualmann, Jim & Jacki Cunningham, Lynton Piggott, Joyce Medlow

Community Event of the Year: Murraylands Ambrose, Scrambrose & LALA Classic

Community Project of the Year: Coorong Cottage Industries, Tintinara Nature Playground, and Tailem Bend Community Centre's 'Bucket List'


2018 Recipients

Citizen of the Year: Andrew Dawes, Bill & Margaret Jaensch

Community Event of the Year: Dr Temple Grandin Event, and Meningie Food, Fund & Family Fair


2017 Recipients

Citizen of the Year: Lesley Fisher, Nancy Daykin, Charlie Allen

Mayor's Award: Marianne Cunneen


2016 Recipients

Citizen of the Year: Denice Mason, Trevor Gordon, Brenton Jones

Mayor's Award: Bob Lewis, Peter Verrall

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