Celebrate locals and the Australia Day Awards
Celebrating the Toowoomba community and its people
Every year, Australia celebrates its citizens, their achievements and contributions to their community, and all it means to be Australian.
Nominations for Toowoomba’s Australia Day Awards closed on Wednesday, October 31, and the committee has been working hard at the task of selecting the awards recipients.
Awards categories include the citizen and young citizen of the year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander citizen of the year, the cultural award, the junior and senior sports awards, and the community group or event of the year.
Some of the past recipients of the citizen of the year award, include the most recent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recipient, Debra Anderson.
Debra is a community support and referral officer who assists members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with housing, health, youth and employment issues.
The 2018 citizen of the year, is none other than Sergeant Cam Crisp of the Toowoomba PCYC, celebrated for his contribution to the youth of the Garden City.
This year’s recipients will be announced at Australia Day community events and everyone is encouraged to join in the celebrations.
Toowoomba has a diverse community, filled with loads of people willing to go the extra mile for their fellow men and women, to ensure everyone gets a fair go.
Why not join your community in thanking those who give their all?
WERE YOU NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD?