The City of Marion Australia Day Awards recognises Marion’s
community achievers as part of Australia’s biggest annual celebration.
The City of Marion Mayor presented the Australia Day Awards and welcomed 50 new citizens at a special community celebration on Thursday, 26 January 2023, which was held at Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre from 10 am to 12.30 pm.
Ethan Hall sang the National Anthem and the Marion City Band and Andrew Baldino entertained the crowd throughout the day.
Samoda Silva, an Australia Day Ambassador, was the guest speaker. Samoda is passionate about advocating for a diverse and inclusive Australia.
Following the formalities, participants and the community enjoyed a BBQ, live music and further entertainment including face painting and lawns games.
Congratulations to the winners announced on 26 January 2023
Citizen of the Year - Pat Munden
Young Citizen of the Year - Zane LeBlond
Sports Team of the Year – Jamie Morgan - Plympton Football Club
Community Event of the Year - Oaklands Estate Reserve parkrun