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May 18, 2022

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

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Di Lymbury with Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg.

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg described Di as self-driven, creative and committed, and is a person who has humbly served the community without fanfare or applause.

‘I congratulate Di on winning this award and thank her for her commitment and passion to improving the lives of those in our community who have Parkinson’s Disease,’ he said.

‘I would also like to congratulate and thank all the winners and nominees in the various categories who have all freely given their time and energy to making Lismore an even better place to live, work and raise a family.’

Awards

Dr Eslam Ibrahim’s his work as one of the chief advisors of COVID-19 action group at the Southern Cross University to help educate the community about the then emerging virus was recognised with the Services to Community award. Dr Eslam is an engineer in biological data-science and a bioinformatician and also assisted in recovery following the bushfires and 2017 flood.

The group Services to Community award went to U3A Northern Rivers Lismore for their important work providing physical mental and social activities to retirees. It has provided over 35 classes and social activities each term for the past 28 years.

Malachi Canning was awarded the junior Sportsperson of the year for his continuous effort to strive and achieve success in Athletics competing as a Para Athlete. Malachi is an Indigenous athlete who has been in foster care from the age of three. In the last two years he has won numerous championships, including setting two Australian records at the NSW All Schools Championship. Malachi also has six Premier Awards and three Para Athlete of the Meet Awards.

The group Sports award went to Marist Brothers Rugby League – Ladies League Team ‘The Ramettes’ who have excelled on and off the sporting field, paving the way and future for women in sport. Since 2017, they have dominated the Northern Rivers Rugby League competition. For five consecutive years (2017-2021) they have won five Minor Premierships and won two Major Premierships.


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