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Clarence citizens celebrated

THE winners of Clarence’s most prestigious community awards, the Australia Day Awards, were announced at the Clarence Community Spirit Gala at Blundstone Arena last month.

More than 100 volunteers, award nominees, special guests and council Alderman came together on the day to thank the many volunteers who work tirelessly across Clarence.

The inaugural gala event celebrated the wonderful achievements that each of the 2022 City of Clarence Australia Day Awards nominees and winners make to the community through a range of endeavours.

Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said National Volunteer Week was a wonderful way to recognise the extraordinary impact that our volunteers have in the community.

“Tasmanians are well aware of the profound impact that can be made in a community like Clarence, through the donation of even a small amount of time, however the true scale of what can and has been achieved is often easily overlooked,” he said.

“When you choose to give your personal time for no personal gain you are sending a clear message that you truly care about other people, and that they are worthy of your energy and time, and that they themselves are worthwhile members of our community.”

Guests at the gala event enjoyed dinner and music from the Clarence City Band Crosswinds Ensemble while hearing about the many worthy nominees for the Australia Day Awards this year.

The nominees came from all over Clarence, and most are volunteers working for and with a hugely varied range of organisations.

“The Clarence Australia Day Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution to their local community, above and beyond normal duties,” Mayor Chipman said.

“There were many worthy nominees for the awards this year and I want to thank them personally, and on behalf of council, for their selfless hard work.”