Lane recog­nised for his cul­tural pur­suits

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

EIDSVOLD stu­dent Lane West came away with two pieces of sil­ver­ware fol­low­ing the Aus­tralia Day awards cer­e­mony on Jan­uary 26.

Not only did he re­ceive the Ju­nior Cul­tural Award for Eidsvold, he also won the North Bur­nett re­gional cul­ture award.

Lane has been work­ing tire­lessly in the com­mu­nity, shar­ing his in­dige­nous cul­ture and dance to the com­mu­nity.

His dance pro­grams and didge-mak­ing abil­i­ties even saw him fea­ture on Chan­nel 10’s To­tally Wild in De­cem­ber.

He con­fessed to be­ing tired that morn­ing, and was nearly about to head back to bed af­ter he won the ju­nior cul­ture award.

“I was re­ally happy that I won the first award, then the next minute they called my name for the re­gional award,” Lane said.

With the award tak­ing him by sur­prise, Lane kept his speech short and sweet, but wanted to thank the com­mu­nity for both of his awards.

“I also wanted to thank Graeme Weather­burn, be­cause if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t know how to make a didge, or play one.”

“That’s how my jour­ney started.”

Pic­ture: North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil

CUL­TURAL AWARD WIN­NER: Eidsvold stu­dent Lane West shows off his North Bur­nett Re­gional Cul­tural Award and Eidsvold Ju­nior Cul­tural Award.

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