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Community awards

2021 award winners

2021 Community Award Winners

Citizen of the Year - John Simpson

John Simpson is part of both the SES and CFA in the Wandong area.

He has served for more than two decades in the role and played a part in the search for young Will Callaghan at Mt Disappointment last year.

Access and Inclusion Champion - Adam Georgelin

Adam Georgelin, a Richmond Tigers Wheelchair Footy Player, defied the odds and pushed his wheelchair the entire length of the Great Victorian Rail Trail.

His inspirational story connected with the community in a big way – and he wants to now use his platform as Champion to gain more interest in wheelchair footy from football clubs.

Young Citizen of the Year - Hayley from Seymour

Hayley is a pillar of support for her peers.

As an informal mentor, Hayley is helping to change the lives of those who are around her.

Note: Hayley was not available for filming.

Community Group of the Year - Wallan Circle of Friendship

The Wallan Circle of Friendship was first established 40 years ago as a group to support people in Wallan.

Now, the group regularly fundraises for charity groups and supports its own members through hard times.

In 2020, the group stayed connected through a newsletter, delivered by the group’s own volunteers.

Community Event of the Year - Broadford Primary School Display 2020

The Broadford Primary School Display was put on by the Broadford and District Historical Society on Australia Day in 2020.

The showpiece was a book created to document the rich history of the school in the community. It was a hit with people young and old.

This page was last updated on 17 November 2021.