Fraser Coast Ability Awards
The ability awards are held annually to recognise those living with a disability and individuals, groups and organisations who have contributed to improving the lives of people with disabilities.
The awards shine the spotlight on those in our community who are providing inspiration, demonstrating leadership, offering mentorship and achieving results in their chosen fields.
2021 Categories and Award Recipients
|Community Champion||Michael Oxley|
|Community Organisation||Fraser Coaster Wheelchair Basketball inc|
|Individual Achievement||Dre Kelly|
|Sport and Recreation||Emerald Wilmhurst|
|Young Community Spirit||Blake Sindel|
|Education Provider||Maryborough State High School|
|Employment Award||Wilcox Bikes|
|Community Spirit||Rebecca Greenshields|
2020 categories and award recipients
Young Community Spirit Award Awarded to a person who has a disability and has made a significant contribution to their community (25 years and below).
Ted Weber Individual Achievement Award
Awarded to a person who has a disability and has overcome adversity to achieve personal goals (no age limit).
Sport and Recreation Award Awarded to a person who has a disability and has displayed commitment in sporting and recreational activities.
Community Champion Award Awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people with a disability.
Educational Provider Award
Awarded to a person or service that has made a significant contribution in providing inclusive educational support to meet the educational needs of people with a disability.
Maryborough State High School Enrichment Precinct Community Organisation Award Awarded to a group or organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.
Mary River Mighty LionHearts
Employment Award Awarded to a business or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the community by providing inclusive access to employment opportunities.
OCTEC Disability Employment Services
2019 Categories and award recipients
Sport and Recreation Aiden Witt Employment Provider Kmart Hervey Bay Education Provider Belinda Epperson Family Values Carolyn Mudge Community Champion Sharon Kampman Community Organisation Treasure Trove Op Shop Community Spirit Patricia Milliner Young Community Spirit Jeremiah Hay Ted Webber Individual Achievement Award Jessica Stevens and Rhys Graves (co-winners)