Karratha community recognises top citizens on Australia Day

Staff reporterPilbara News
The 2019 City of Karratha Australia Day Award winners.
Camera IconThe 2019 City of Karratha Australia Day Award winners. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

The City of Karratha community’s most outstanding citizens have been recognised at an Australia Day awards ceremony this morning.

Six awards acknowledging significant local contributions ranging from event of the year to best community spirit were given out at the Karratha Leisureplex.

Blue Beanies Project co-founder, Youth Affairs Council of WA director and foster carer Sandra Spadanuda won the day’s major award of citizen of the year, while Blue Beanies mentor and role model Pansy Derschow took home the young citizen of the year prize.

City Mayor Peter Long congratulated all the winners.

Full list of the 2019 City of Karratha Australia Day Award winners:

Citizen of the year: Sandra Spadanuda

Young citizen of the year: Pansy Derschow

Event/ activity of the year award: Dampier Billy Cart Derby

Community service award: Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service

Community spirit award: Stephen Clarke

Environmental award: Rose Best

For an overview of Australia Day awards and events across the region, see next Wednesday’s issue of the Pilbara News.

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