Fourteen South Australians win Governor’s Multicultural Awards
-Fourteen South Australians win Governor’s Multicultural Awards
The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, today presented 37 finalists and 14 winners with the 2012 Governor's Multicultural Awards.
The awards recognise people of all backgrounds promoting multiculturalism and increase understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity.
The 2012 winners are:
1: Arts and Culture Award: Ms Danyon De Buell
2a: Community Sector Award, Individual: Joint winners - Mr Brad Chilcott, Mrs Aysha Maski
2b: Community Sector Award, Organisation: South Australian National Football League Inc (SANFL)
3a: Media Award, Individual: Not awarded
3b: Media Award, Organisation: Joint winners - Messenger Community News, Radio Adelaide
4: Private Sector Award: Ms Miriam Silva
5: Public Sector Award: Naracoorte Lucindale Council
6: Volunteer Sector Award: Joint winners - Ms Margaret Lovell, Mrs Hue Linh Ly
7a: Youth Award, Individual - Joint winners: Mr Mohammad Al-Khafaji, Ms Lucky Giirre
7b: Youth Award, Organisation: Multicultural Youth South Australia Inc (MYSA)
8: Outstanding Individual Achievement Award: Dr Joseph Masika
Chairman of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission and Lieutenant Governor of South Australia, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, congratulated all award recipients for their dedication to promoting the benefits of cultural diversity in South Australia.
"It is wonderful to see so many people and organisations celebrating multiculturalism today and seeing the support for a harmonious, culturally diverse society." Mr Le said.
"The awards recognise the work and effort that people of all backgrounds put into promoting cultural diversity in our State.
"I would like to especially recognise Dr Joseph Masika, winner of the Outstanding Individual Achievement award for his dedication to his community through more than 20 years of voluntary service actively promoting multiculturalism as a core Australian value," he said.
Congratulations to all the winners!
South Australia is the ideal place to celebrate multiculturalism, demonstrated by the wide range of cultural events on offer.
"South Australia is host to many cultural events and celebrations throughout the year," Mr Le said.
Each year Multicultural SA produces the Multicultural Calendar providing information about hundreds of significant dates and events celebrated in South Australia.
"These events allow everyone, regardless of their background, to learn about and celebrate each other's culture. The best way to learn more is to participate.
"I encourage all South Australians to enjoy the riches that our multicultural society has to offer by getting involved in these events.
For more information on upcoming multicultural events and for more information about the awards and winners, visit www.multicultural.sa.gov.au.