Local heroes

Senior saluted as an inspiration

John van Bruchem has been recognised for his voluntary work as a tutor with migrants and students. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d342542

THORNLIE resident John Van Bruchem (65) received the beyondblue Inspiration Award for Wellbeing in the 2010 WA Seniors Awards. more »

In running for teacher’s title

ROLEYSTONE District High School teacher Ravila Rajor is one of four State finalists for the Premier’s Teacher of the Year award. more »

Baker wins top Auskick award

Paul Baker (right) and other winners at the Australian Football Coaches Association awards event recently.

VOLUNTEER AFL Auskick co-ordinator Paul Baker of the Kenwick Auskick Centre was named Metropolitan NAB AFL Auskick Ambassador of the Year recently. more »

Justin in the pink for run

Justin Brown.

PINK Ribbon Day celebrations this week have inspired one man to run 36km from Byford to Warnbro to raise money for breast cancer research. more »

Karen’s life and Death Race

Til death... Karen Hagan is preparing for the Death Race in Canada. Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au   d342812

THORNLIE woman Karen Hagan will tackle Canada’s toughest race along a 125km extreme mountain trail, all in support of lung research. more »

Officer recognised for her dedication

First-Class Constable Kay Turner has won accolades for her work with Gosnells PCYC.

GOSNELLS PCYC’s Kay Turner was among three finalists for the Police Officer of the Year Awards last Tuesday. more »

Show’s top volunteer wins blue ribbon for dedication

Susan Davey has been named the Royal Agricultural Society of WA’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year for her |tireless commitment to caring for the dairy goats.

FEW of us would imagine sleeping among goats as being part of any person’s job description, but it is very much all in a day’s work for Susan Davey, of Armadale. more »

Pride of Armadale

Graffiti busters Les Edge and Don Winstanley are tireless in their effort to clean up Armadale.

THE Civil Pride Action Group (CPAG) has been operating throughout the Armadale region for nearly two years, with 21 volunteers working shifts to remove graffiti from fences, walls, laneways and more. more »

Expect the unexpected

Matt Pestell, of Huntingdale, enjoys his role as a volunteer with the Gosnells SES where he has served for five years.

LANDGATE staffer Matt Pestell’s wife is expecting a baby in three weeks – but he remains at the ready as a State Emergency Service volunteer. more »

Adult learning brings awards

Tamara Birt and Daen Hannan-Murray have had their efforts recognised. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au   d340292

TWO young residents of Armadale were recognised during Adult Learners Week for their commitment to advance their knowledge and skills to help their community. more »

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