Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Local Champions honoured at WA Week

    17/10/2007 2:00 PM

    Multicultural Interests and Citizenship Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich will join Deputy Lord Mayor and City of Perth Councillor Michael Sutherland and Celebrate WA Chairman Peter Fitzpatrick to publicly recognise the achievements and contribution of 100 remarkable Western Australians.

    The 100 Local Champions, who are Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award recipients and award nominees from 2005, 2006 and 2007, will be honoured at a WA Week reception at Perth Town Hall this evening.

    “WA Week has been initiated by Celebrate WA to highlight and celebrate the very best of WA,” Ms Ravlich said.

    “The Local Champions reception will provide the community with an opportunity to honour 100 remarkable Western Australians who have made a significant and enduring contribution to our State.

    “The State Government is particularly pleased to promote WA Week through the WA Small Grants Program, as well as supporting WA Week initiatives such as the Local Champions reception.”

    The Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award was established in 1973 to recognise the achievements and contribution of eight exemplary Western Australians and a voluntary service organisation.

    The eight individual award categories from which the Local Champions were selected from were the Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Industry and Commerce, The Professions, Sport, Youth, Youth Arts and the Governor’s Award for Regional Development.

    Biographies on the 100 Local Champions are published on the City of Perth website at http://www.cityofperth.wa.gov.au

    “WA Week is a wonderful initiative and I encourage all Western Australians to take pride in our State and embrace this week-long celebration by attending WA Week commemorations in their community, suburb, town or region,” the Minister said.

    Celebrate WA will present and promote more than 85 community, corporate and special events during WA Week 2007 which runs from October 14-21, 2007.

    These will include 20 regional and 13 metropolitan events generated by the State Government sponsored WA Week Small Grants Program.

    A full WA Week program is published on http://www.celebratewa.com.au

    Minister's office - 9213 6800