Honouring our volunteers
A GREEN and gold celebration got underway at the Maryborough Markets on Thursday as the efforts of the Fraser Coast volunteers who helped out on a world stage at the Commonwealth Games was honoured.
The civic ceremony was held on the town green near Maryborough City Hall, with Councillor Darren Everard and Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour paying tribute to those who gave of their time to make the Gold Coast a success.
There for the occasion was Hervey Bay’s gold medallist Matthew Hauser, whose achievements were also celebrated.
A large cake decorated with green and gold was cut and Mr Hauser helped with the weekly firing of the time cannon.
Volunteer Helen Rekdale spoke of how much she enjoyed being part of a Games.
She was stationed at Carrara Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies were held, along with the track and field events.
Ms Rekdale helped people get in and out of the stadium, assisted people into their seats and “watched as much of the Games as I possibly could”.
She said the opening ceremony was the best part of her experience.
“Seeing the actual opening ceremony and all the amazing athletes coming in, it was just so exciting,” she said.
JOB WELL DONE: The fabulous volunteers who represented the region on a world stage at the Commonwealth Games celebrated their achievements alongside Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour and Hervey Bay's gold medal winner Matthew Hauser.