Awards for unsung heroes

By Tate Papworth

Six Brimbank community groups and organisations have been recognised for their contribution to the municipality at the second We Are Brimbank awards.
The awards were presented at a special ceremony held at the Celebrate Brimbank Community Day on Sunday, October 20 in Cairnlea.
Winners were named for five categories: The Sunshine Short Film Festival took out the culture, arts and tourism award, The Youth Junction won the Inclusive Brimbank Award, and Scalise Studios won the environment and sustainability award.
Other winners included Kontiki Cultural Women Empowerment Inc. and RMCC Volunteers who jointly took out the learning excellence award, while Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services took home the award for employment and enterprises.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Lucinda Congreve, said the awards recognise the exceptional contributions of the groups and organisations which are having a positive impact on Brimbank.
“Brimbank is a community that pulls together to get things done and that’s why it’s important for us to celebrate the incredible organisations and community groups that make our municipality so great,” she said.
The council is now looking towards its Australia Day awards where it crowns its Citizen and Young Citizen of the year.
“While the We Are Brimbank Awards recognise the work of organisations and community groups in our community, our Australia Day Awards are focussed on individuals who make an outstanding contribution to Brimbank,” Cr Congreve said.
Nominations for Brimbank’s Australia Day Awards can be made via Council’s website and close on Friday 15 November.
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