13 November 2015 Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Awards Dinner

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13 November 2015 Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Awards Dinner

The Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Awards presentation dinner is being held at Pacific Bay Novotel Resort on November 27 and the whole community is invited to attend.

Grace Roberts was a local Aboriginal woman who is regarded as a very positive role model for her people and a person of great substance. She had a lasting impact on Coffs Harbour's local community and is recognised for her leadership and guidance. From her determination, and by example, she improved the quality of life for Aboriginal people in our city.

Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee launched the Grace Roberts Community Development Awards in 1999 to acknowledge individuals who, like Grace Roberts, have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour area.

Past Award winners have included Anita Craig, Daphne Flanders, Sue Hoskins, Barry Hoskins, Trevor Wilson, Christine Robinson, Bea Ballangarry, Harry Mumbulla, Julie Carey, Mark Flanders, Reuben Robinson and Clark Webb. All have demonstrated willingness and the strength to develop and help their community.

This year’s event will see the presentation of:

·         the Grace Roberts Community Development Award for Aboriginal Organisation of the year Award; and

·         the Grace Roberts Community Development Award for Aboriginal Community Worker of the year Award.

The 2015 dinner will be hosted by Coffs Harbour City Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee on:

Friday 27 November

6pm - Pacific Bay Novotel Resort

$40 per head - Pre-dinner drink, dinner and entertainment


Tickets may be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card in person at Council's Administration Centre, on the corner of Coff and Castle Streets, Coffs Harbour.