Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 at 4:11:00 PM

What a fantastic morning with 138 community members coming together to celebrate Australia Day at the Corrigin Recreation & Events Centre. Special guest Australia Day Ambassador, Ashleigh Small, travelled to Corrigin to join in with the celebrations and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the special day and chatting with the locals. A delicious BBQ breakfast was prepared by members of the Corrigin Rotary Club, followed by presentations of the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
* ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP GROUP/EVENT Corrigin P&C 'Ladies Garden Day 2020'.
A big THANK YOU to all the helpers and speakers who volunteered their time on the day, to make this popular community event so special.

Community Citizen of the Year Award Nominees


Dave has for many years been a silent achiever and is a true unsung local hero, with his caring and compassionate nature greatly appreciated and valued by the community.

Being the local postman and delivery service, Dave makes it his business to know everyone (human and canine) and always has a smile on his face and a welcoming wave. He looks after those living in our community who are in need of a helping hand, a bit of friendship or companionship and spends time caring for the elderly, assisting them in their homes with daily needs, any general handyman jobs and even takes them on regular outings in his trusty ute. Dave is also the foster father to Sam, who came to live with Dave at the young age of 4 months and is now 17 years old.

Over the years Dave has also been an active and valued member of the Corrigin Agricultural Society, Corrigin Apex Club and Anglican Church. 

He sat in the President’s chair for both the Corrigin Agricultural Society and Corrigin Apex Club and was awarded Life Membership of the Corrigin Agricultural Society.


Brian is a highly respected, well liked and hard working citizen. His many contributions to the community over the years are definitely worthy of recognition.

  • Corrigin Football Club - President, Brian’s dedication to the club was evident over two decades and enhanced the life of the Corrigin community.
  • Corrigin Bowling Club - President 1995-1999. Brian was instrumental in organising a Zone Round Robin at the club which involved teams from Northern, South-Eastern, South Western and Southern Zones.
  • Corrigin Dance Club - President 2010 - 2016. This dance group was formed in 1997 and Brian was always there to prepare the Town Hall ready for dancing groups and stayed after to clean-up.
  • Corrigin Agricultural Society - Although not a committee member, for many years Brian (and Shirley) were responsible for collecting show bags from Claremont Showgrounds, arranging their sale and returning the unsold bags. Brian assisted with set-up and dismantling of the eco-shelter, was involved in building of the 4-stand raised board for the Corrigin Shears, organised hessian sacks for the Sheaf Tossing Competition and attended many Corrigin Show busy bees.
  • Corrigin Football Club - Honorary Life Member and Patron.

Brian is the quiet achiever who has fulfilled many voluntary jobs around the town completing tasks without fuss and fanfare. If he sees a need, he does the deed, whether he is on the committee or not !


Darcy is a year 10 student at CDHS. He has been a School Leader during 2020 and proven to be reliable and dependable, greeting guests and thanking a variety of visitors to the school. He is an able Secretary of the Student Council group.

Darcy’s School Awards in 2020 included;

  • Dux of Year 10
  • Winner of the HW Gayfer All-Rounder Award
  • Science Award
  • Maths Award
  • Citizenship Award

Darcy was a Student Helper at the P&C Ladies Garden Day, held in October 2020. He umpires Basketball on Tuesday nights (and Coaches if required) and was awarded Corrigin Football Club, Most Improved Player 2020 trophy.


Corrigin P&C "Ladies Garden Day 2020"

The Corrigin P&C Ladies Garden Day event hosted over 160 ladies for a full day of gardening workshops as well as markets with 23 stall holders, which benefitted Corrigin community members in what was a challenging year, with the COVID-19 pandemic. The day was much anticipated and included a catered sit-down lunch and high-tea for all attendees, followed by a Sundowner and live music. Many parents and students volunteered their time for the event which was a huge success, raising over $14,000 in funds to go back into the school.

The Corrigin P&C Ladies Garden Day created the opportunity for a day out for all to enjoy. There was extensive advertising both locally and within surrounding towns and many attendees booked accommodation as well as utilising businesses within town. The event was well supported by residents and local Wheatbelt businesses, with the plan to hold another similar event in 2022.

Corrigin Triathlon 2020

The Corrigin Triathlon 2020 was an event that was open to all ages to participate in. It was very focused to include younger, school aged students and other competitors from the wider community and surrounding towns. The event provided the opportunity for an individual to test their personal determination or for a team to get together and use each of their strengths to compete each section, i.e. bike, run and swim.

The event gave the chance for members of the community to come together, form a team and compete in the Triathlon, with ages ranging from 4 to 70+ years old. The different events meant there was a level that was achievable for all ages. It was visible to see in the lead up to the event, the number of entrants who were doing training and testing themselves over the length of the course.

The Corrigin Triathlon was recognised by the CDHS at the Assembly and in the School Newsletter and in The Windmill Newspaper. The event was well supported by the local business community with donations to provide food and drinks. The Corrigin St John Ambulance were in attendance and shared event photos on their social media page.

St John Ambulance Corrigin

The Corrigin St John committee, with the aid of donors, local businesses and friends, organised a stand-up comedy night in Corrigin to raise funds for two, much needed Corpuls3 Heart Monitors. At a cost of $32,000 each, these essential monitors will save lives. On 14 March 2020, the Corrigin Recreation & Events Centre was packed with 130 people just pre-COVID, all wanting to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Donations from sponsors, both local and Perth were raffled as prizes on the night, the entertainment was hilarious, the meal delicious and Sporting Club members voluntarily manned the bar, for what was a most enjoyable and successful fund-raising event, raising $8,615.29 towards the new monitors.

Corrigin St John Ambulance members attend annual local events, the Agricultural Show, Triathlon and Community Park Party. They host visiting Medical students and facilitate 1st Aid Classes and training events. Members never miss a call-out to support local residents and the hospital.

The Comedy Night event was recognised in The Windmill Newspaper and fund-raising efforts were promoted on the St John Ambulance social media channels, at a regional and state level.

Congratulations to all the worthy Nominees and Award Winners, who make such a difference in our lucky community.

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