Finalists announced for 2021 Lake Mac Awards
Almost 70 outstanding nominations were received for the 2021 Lake Mac Awards to recognise and celebrate our City’s sporting greats, accomplished artists, environmental warriors, volunteers and ambassadors.
The winners of Lake Macquarie City’s most prestigious awards will be announced at a ceremony held at Belmont 16s on Saturday 13 March 2021 at a COVID Safe gala dinner.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said the awards give recognition to individuals and groups based in Lake Macquarie City who have made a positive impact within our community and further afield.
“We are proud to announce our top nominees for each category and I would like to congratulate all nominees and finalists on their achievements and hard work they have done for our City,” Cr Fraser said.
“It has been a difficult 12 months, but there have been some outstanding contributions from people and groups right across our community.”
Finalists for each category include:
Lake Mac Ambassador
Lake Mac Young Citizen
Lake Mac Rising Sports Star
Lake Mac Sports Star
Lake Mac Sports Leader
Lake Mac Volunteer of the Year
Ann-Maria Martin (Survivor's R Us Incorporated)
Christine Langshaw (Wangi Library Knitting Group)
Christine Speer (SES)
Linda Foggo (Charlestown Caring Group)
Maureen Turner (Rotary Club of Toronto)
Tamara Barone (Cerebral Palsy Alliance - COVID-19 Response Team)
Warwick Brittain (Swansea Lions Club)
Lake Mac Community Group of the Year
ARTea's Gallery & Garden
Awesome Lake Mac
City Serve Incorporated (Hello Hunter)
Swansea Meals on Wheels
The Big Hug Box
Lake Mac Artist and Creator
Lake Macquarie Branch, Fellowship of Australian Writers
Lake Mac Arts Leader
Lake Mac Environmental Leader
George Lopes (PrintStream)
John Fitter (Central Rankin Park Landcare)
Lois Simpson (Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, Coal Point Landcare)
Peter Dalton and Gabrielle Stacey (Fern Creek Gully Landcare)
Samantha Cross (Plastic Police)
Tickets are on sale now for finalists and will open up to the public pending COVID restrictions closer to the event date.