Aquatic centre on dad day quest
Horsham Aquatic Centre is asking children to share why they think their dad or father figure is awesome.
Nominations for the 2019 YMCA Community Father of the Year opened at the start of July and close on August 3.
Centre manager Sam Winter said whether a dad gave the best cuddles, told the best jokes or gave good life advice, Horsham Aquatic Centre wanted to know about it.
She said the award was a chance for families and communities to celebrate the job dads and father figures did.
“This year we’re on the search for the top dad in the area,” she said.
“We know strong fathers and father figures play an important role in the lives of the young people close to them, supporting their wellbeing.
“Every year the YMCA Community Father of the Year celebrates the awesome job these males do and gives them the recognition they deserve.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for kids of any age to share how incredible they think their dad or a father figure such as a grandpa, uncle, coach or teacher, is.” Winners of the YMCA Community Father of the Year will be nominated for Victorian Father of the Year, an honorary award delivered in partnership with YMCA and The Father’s Day Council.
Children can nominate their dad or father figure for Community Father of the Year by writing and drawing about them.
YMCA has encouraged parents to help young children with their nominations.
Nomination forms are available at Horsham Aquatic Centre.