Celebrage offers seniors a big week of activities in Warrnambool

SOME of the community’s more mature residents will have their moment in the sun this week with the arrival of Celebrage.

The event was launched in Warrnambool on Sunday, kicking off the local chapter of what is also known as the Victorian Seniors Festival.

As part of the official opening at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, the four nominees for Warrnambool’s 2016 Senior of the Year were announced as nominees for the Victorian Senior of the Year.

SUPER SENIORS: Norma Bull, Lorraine Blake-Hoey and Gerry Billings (along with Ian Bodycoat) are nominees for Victorian Senior of the Year.

SUPER SENIORS: Norma Bull, Lorraine Blake-Hoey and Gerry Billings (along with Ian Bodycoat) are nominees for Victorian Senior of the Year.

They are Lorraine Blake-Hoey, Gerry Billings, Norma Bull and Ian Bodycoat.

Mrs Blake-Hoey, who won the Warrnambool Senior of the Year award last year, was nominated for her work in palliative care, hospice in the home, Legacy and Probus.

Mr Billings was nominated for his lengthy contributions to the Warrnambool SES, Premier Speedway, the Warrnambool Rifle Club and many community charity events.

Mrs Bull was acknowledged for her work at South West Healthcare, St John of God Hospital, and Meals On Wheels.

Mr Bodycoat was named for his enormous efforts as a driving force of the Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail.

Sunday’s event also served as a launch for Celebrage’s program of activities, which runs until October 18.

The program includes:

  • a bus tour to historic Warrock Homestead (built in the 1840s) at Casterton on October 10,
  • an art walk uncovering the hidden treasures in Warrnambool’s CBD on October 11,
  • a social evening at Quorum (formerly Warrnambool Club) on October 11,
  • an historic car rally departing from the Warrnambool Football Club on October 12,
  • a performance of The Seekers Story starring Athol Guy at the Lighthouse Theatre on October 18,

Visit the Warrnambool City Council website, go to the Archie Graham Centre, or phone 55594920 for a full program, more details and booking info.