2016 Community Award Winners
2016 Fairfield City Citizen of the Year - George Edward (Ted) Wale
George Edward Wale, commonly known as Ted, is 105-years old and has lived in Cabramatta since 1956.
Ted is an artist who uses charcoal and pencil to sketch, or oil and
Ted attended the first meeting of the society at Cabramatta High School about 1961 and has held all committee management positions. He has participated in art exhibitions throughout the local government area.
In addition to his art, he is known as a handy man. He made engines for Commonwealth aircraft during World War II and was also a part of
2016 Fairfield City Young Citizen of the Year - Anna Tang
Anna is 14 years old and attends Canley Vale High School. She has been Peer Support Leader in the Student Representative Council since 2013.
She is the youngest president of Canley Vale Leo Club and has led more than 80 members and organises rosters for volunteers at barbecue fundraising and charity donations.
Anna has volunteered at Council events such as Bring It On! Festival, the Cabramatta Moon
2016 Fairfield Volunteer of the Year - Susan Fedorychyn
Susan became a foundation member of the Deer Bush Dog Club more than 40 years ago. With more than 180 members, it is the second-oldest dog training club in Western Sydney.
Susan has been on the club’s committee for the past 20 years. Members say that without her constant support the club would not run.
As a volunteer chief instructor, she organises the weekly obedience training classes and runs regular courses for club instructors.
The club provides community services, training puppies and educating dog owners of the responsibility of having a healthy dog.
2016 Fairfield Sports Achiever of the Year - Nicola Bolger
In addition to her training and playing commitments, Nicola spends time visiting local schools talking to students about good sportsmanship, values, respecting others and giving back to the community. She is also an ambassador for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, helping to raise awareness about concussions in children’s sports.