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Grace Roberts was a local Aboriginal woman who history records as being a positive role model for her people and a person of great substance. She had a positive and lasting impact on the Coffs Harbour 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 Award 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.
The Grace Roberts Community Development Awards are held annually to coincide with NAIDOC Week. The evening Award Ceremony is a celebration of all nominees and presentation of the Awards in the categories of:
- Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Award
- Aboriginal Community Organisation or Business of the Year Award
- Academic Achievement Award
- Sports Achievement Award
- Arts and Cultural Pursuits Achievement Award
- Youth of the Year Award
Event tickets including dinner can be purchased through the C.ex Club here https://cex.com.au/whats-on/ticketed-shows/, and can be purchased as an individual or as an organisation with a group of up to 10 per table.
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Type Community Diary
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