Locals honoured for Good Deeds
Local citizens have been honoured and awarded for many and varied good services to society at Australia Day commemorations around TWT Territory yesterday.
Citizens of the Year were named and awarded at ceremonies in Hunters Hill and Ryde plus Young Citizens of the Year and other awards as well as citizenship ceremonies welcoming new Australian citizens.
Citizenship ceremonies were also observed at other Council ceremonies including Canada Bay and Parramatta at Old Government House.
Feature of all celebrations was appearance of an Australia Day Ambassador which included 2015 Edupreneur of the Year Sam Cawthorn at Hunters Hill, wheelchair basketball player and rower Paralympian Erik Horrie at Ryde, Red Bull racing pilot Matt Hall at Lane Cove and National Rugby League Head of Football Todd Greenberg at Canada Bay.
Parramatta held 15 hours of non-stop entertainment in Parramatta Park while Ryde concluded with a concert and fireworks display in North Ryde Common.
Citizen of the Year
GARY TRAIL is Hunters Hill Citizen of the Year with Oliver Sumsky Young Citizen of the Year and Hamish McDonald Sportsperson of the Year.