Hunters Hill celebrates our national day in Town Hall

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HUNTERS HILL will announce the Citizen of the Year, the Sports Person of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year at this Friday’s Australia Day ceremony.

The ceremony starts at the Hunters Hill Town Hill at 9am will also feature a speech by the Hunters Hill Australia Day Ambassador Catherine Saxelby, a well known writer and public speaker.

She recently spoke at a Heart Foundation event.

Catherine was a wonderful speaker, the Heart Foundation said.

“She was real, personable, inspiring and provided a perfectly pitched presentation to the target audience,” she said.

“Throughout her presentation, Catherine provided practical advice, up to date and relevant information.

“Catherine’s down to earth and genuine nature was evident and we would have her back any day!”

Stephen Jacques from legal firm Mallesons agreed.

“Catherine was a fantastic speaker and we had our highest turnout ever and received a lot of excellent feedback,” he said.

“People felt she was very real and provided useful tips and suggestions on our to improve diet and general wellbeing.

“She was entertaining and to the point and satisfied a very ‘demanding’ audience.”

Catherine is also a well known writer.

“I have written heaps of articles for magazines and newspapers including Women’s Weekly, Who, Healthy Food Guide, Prevention and New Idea,” she said.

“I’ve served as a nutrition editor for a couple of start-up magazines such as Super Food Ideas and Table Magazine.

“I’ve also written over 3, 000 articles on just about every aspect of healthy eating but mainly focussing on staying slim, women’s health issues such as iron, calcium and menopause, and what’s in that food.

Catherine also promotes a healthy lifestyle.

“I like to practice yoga for flexibility, Tai Chi so I sleep well and pilates for my posture,” she said.

“I’ve also studied meditation under western doctors as well as with Buddhist monks.”

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The local residents who make Hunters Hill such a wonderful place to live in are pictured with local dignitaries at the 2017 Australia Day event.