Australia Day Award Winners: (from left) Gillian Kay Gittins, Katrina Stroet, Mayor Glenn Docherty, Tammy Bruecher from Elizabeth Community Connections and Karen Edwards from the Central District Harlequin Netball Club
Citizen of the Year: Gillian Kay Gittins
Gillian started her service with Girl Guides in 1965 in Cowell on the Eyre Peninsula before moving to Elizabeth Park in 1978. Since that time she has continuously served the community through her work with the Playford District (and its predecessors). Gillian has contributed considerably to the development and success of the Playford District Girl Guides through her dedication to her unit, the Glider Guides.
Young Citizen of the Year: Katrina Stroet
Katrina has been a member of the Playford District Girl Guides since the beginning of 2009 and over this time has developed into a confident young woman. Katrina is an active member of both her unit (Elizabeth Park Soarer Guides) and her district (Playford District). She regularly attends unit meetings and contributes greatly to the supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
Community Group of Initiative of the Year: Elizabeth Community Connections
Elizabeth Community Connections is a not-for-profit school-based Community Project that aims to provide a range of community training opportunities, health and well-being programs, family programs, parenting support and various information sessions. The project is about making a positive impact and modelling change within the community.
Sports Club of the Year: Central District Harlequin Netball Club
Central District Harlequin Netball Club is a community orientated netball club encouraging players who like to play for fun and fitness as well as offering an avenue for talented players in the local area to participate in South Australia’s premier netball competition.
Australia Day in the City of Playford is much anticipated by the community. A free event full of food, activities and entertainment, the City of Playford Australia Day Celebrations have something for everyone.
Mayor Glenn Docherty announced the 2015 Australia Day Award Winners, along with Ralph Clarke, Industrial Relations Consultant and former Government Minister and Councillor for Adelaide City Council, and our Woolworths Australia Day Ambassador. Ralph began his career in Industrial Relations as a union official for the Federated Clerks Union. He then became President of that union and also served on other national union organisations. He is currently a member of a number of government advisory boards.
With an Outdoor Car Museum, Circus performers, face painting, animal nursery and more, there was plently on offer this Australia Day.