Pilbara presence among regional WA award finalists

Pilbara News
The Youth Involvement Council is a finalist in the community service category of the WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Pictured are YIC staff Kristal-Careen Wyllie and Vicki-Tree Stephens.
Camera IconThe Youth Involvement Council is a finalist in the community service category of the WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Pictured are YIC staff Kristal-Careen Wyllie and Vicki-Tree Stephens. Credit: The West Australian, Simon Santi

A TAFE lecturer, gym and several event management businesses are among the Pilbara representatives who are finalists in the 2018 WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Some 39 finalists were earlier this month shortlisted for the annual awards, which acknowledge contributions made by people, groups or businesses in regional WA, and include six from the Pilbara.

The region’s businesses again have a strong showing in the development of the northern regional WA award category, with Karratha businesses Wrapped Creations and Impact Media making up two of the final three finalists.

Life and Soul Gym in Karratha is a finalist for best community service in regional WA and Karratha-based North Regional TAFE lecturer Sarah Penn is up for the awards’ teaching excellence prize.

The community service award has South Hedland’s Youth Involvement Council in the mix, while Hedland Well Women’s Centre is in the running to win the community group of the year award.

The WARACAs recognise regional achievers across 12 categories including economic development, leadership and innovation, business achievement and volunteering.

Winners will be announced on October 19 at a gala dinner in Perth.

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