Local residents should consider nominating suitable candidates for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards, according to Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull.
“East Gippsland is lucky to have so many inspirational seniors continually supporting our community,” Mr Bull said.
“We have so many seniors helping out with fundraising events, volunteering their time in the community and generally achieving great things in the area, often for the benefit of others,” he said.
Anyone can nominate a senior they admire before Friday, June 23, in the following categories:
• Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year – to be awarded to an individual for an outstanding contribution to their local community and Victoria;
• Promotion of Multiculturalism Award – to be awarded to an individual for a significant contribution to promoting the benefits of cultural diversity in the community;
• Healthy and Active Living Award – to be awarded to an individual for helping to create active and healthy communities through community involvement and as a role model;
• Veteran Community Award – to be awarded to an individual for an exceptional contribution to the veteran community (the recipient of this award does not need to be a veteran); and
• Council of the Ageing Victoria Senior Achiever Awards – to be awarded to individuals who provide significant contributions to local communities.
Mr Bull said winners would be announced at a ceremony at Government House in October.
“These awards provide a great opportunity to recognise people who are making a difference in our small communities,” he said.
More information and nomination forms can be found at www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au, or by phoning 1300 135 090.
Monday, April 10, 2017