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Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards Announced

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The Port Lincoln Australia Day Citizen of the year award nominations have been finalized with the winners officially announced.

The 2018 Citizen of the Year award was awarded to Karen Carr for her passion and commitment to the community through her various community art projects across Port Lincoln and wider communities.

Karen has helped shine a light on the underappreciated local flora and fauna.

She has also actively collaborated with her community and encourages all to have a greater awareness and respect for our environment and of one another.

The 2018 Community Event of the Year award was awarded to, Mentally Fit EP Project of West Coast Youth and Community Support– Rotary Men’s Wellness Campaign.

The Campaign was awarded for empowering people right across the Eyre Peninsula region, to take charge of their lives and build mentally fit, connected communities.

The Rotary Men’s Wellness Campaign highlighted men’s mental health, educated and informed men about the resources and services available in the region and continues to help remove the stigma around talking about mental health issues.

The Award winners will be officially awarded and celebrated at the Australia Day celebrations to be held on the Port Lincoln foreshore on Saturday 26 January at 10am.

Mayor Brad Flaherty said “It is a great honour to be a part of the Australia Day celebrations and see the community come together to celebrate the people in it. I encourage everyone if they can to come down to the Port Lincoln foreshore on Australia Day and join in the celebrations”.

No nominations were received for the Young Citizen of the year award and therefore will not be awarded to anyone.

“We have many young people in our community who have achieved great things over the past year and should be celebrated for their efforts” said Mayor Flaherty.