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NOMINATE NOW FOR 2023 AUSTRALIA DAY BAY ISLANDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS Islanders should submit names now for the Australia Day Bay Islander of the Year Awards 2023. The awards are held each year on Australia Day with several categories to be awarded. They are sponsored by The Friendly Bay Islander/Radio FBI and Division 5 Redland City Councillor Mark Edwards. There are three categories to be recognised: • Bay Islander of the Year • Senior Bay Islander of the Year (60 years and over) • Young Bay Islander of the Year (16 to 30 years) The online survey for nominations is available from The Friendly Bay Islander website thefriendlybayislander.com The awards are for those Bay Islanders who best show community spirit and involvement. The awards are not judged on the number of entries received per person. A panel makes the selection on the basis of merit. Australia Day 2023 on Thursday, January 26 will see Cr Mark Edwards, The Friendly Bay Islander, BIMSARA and the Fishing Club combine to offer a fantastic and free community event to be held at the Sports Field precinct on Russell Island, adjacent to the Resilience Centre and tennis courts. A feature of the day will be a big climbing wall to be enjoyed by island children The island Australia Day awards will be presented at this event, and residents of all SMBIslands are invited to attend. If you know of someone who deserves to be recognised, please NOMINATE NOW! There are also big days for Australia Day on both Coochiemudlo and North Stradbroke Island. Check you island notice boards for details! Have a great fun Australia Day!



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