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How you can help honour our community champions

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How you can help honour our community champions


How you can help our community champions gain the recognition they deserve

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Nominations are now open for one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier awards programs.

Individuals and groups who have made a contribution to the community, within the federal electorate of Fisher, will be considered for the fifth annual Fisher Community Awards.

Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace said the awards recognised those who made a difference in the fields of education, employment, environment and retirement.

“Since I was elected in 2016, it has been my mission to encourage sustainable growth that safeguards the lifestyle we enjoy and makes Fisher the place to be for education, employment and retirement,” he said.

“I launched the Fisher Community Awards to celebrate those unsung heroes in our community who are delivering on that mission through their bright ideas, hard work and selfless service.”

The 2020/2021 award winners.

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Last year’s winners included a retirement village manager who personally delivered birthday cakes, library books and Easter eggs to residents during lockdown and a retiree who made toys and blankets from recycled materials for those in need.

“So much of the incredible work that goes on is behind the scenes and I look forward to hearing from you – the people of Fisher – in uncovering more of these inspirational and admirable stories,” Mr Wallace said.

The Andrew Wallace Award from 2021.

“I need your help to find these local champions.

“Please visit my website and tell me about an individual or organisation that you think deserves to win an award in any or all 10 categories and why.”

Winners will receive a medallion and a local business gift voucher at a special awards night in October.

The 2022 Fisher Community Awards categories are: Student of the Year, Educator of the Year, Education Provider of the Year, Environmental Leader of the Year Award, Business of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Employee of the Year, Senior of the Year, Senior Community Group of the Year, Andrew Wallace Award.

More information about the Fisher Community Awards can be found at Andrew Wallace MP – awards. Nominations close at 11.59pm on Sunday, September 4.