CELEBRATING SUCCESS – 18 YEARS OF AMELIA RIX AWARD WINNERS
The 18th CBS Inc. Amelia Rix Award was held on 18/11/21, at the Adelaide Oval, in the Phil Ridings Bar. It was another successful Award ceremony, recognising and acknowledging people who had achieved their goals through determination and perseverance. There were around 130 people in attendance.
Rebekah (Becky) O’Brien, last year’s Winner, emceed the event and Freddie Brincat OAM, Executive Director and Founder of CBS Inc., gave some history on the Amelia Rix Award, including personal anecdotes of Amelia.
There were eight nominees for the 2021 Amelia Rix Award – Sian Budd, Cameron Dutschke, Kathryn Hall, Emily Knappstein, Barry Lane, Sean Langdon, Paula McMillan and Felicity Vardon.
Two of the nominees come from rural regions of SA, i.e. The Riverland and Port Augusta. The nominees are employed in a variety of fields, including WHS Advisor, retail, car detailing and administration. Their regular community work includes motorsport, charity events, supporting older adults at the Men’s Shed, researching, coaching calisthenics, and hosting online forums for people with mental health barriers.
This year’s Winner was Sean Langdon, Port Augusta, who received $1,000.
The Runner Up was Felicity Vardon, Eastern Adelaide, who won $400. Encouragement Awards were handed out to the other Nominees.
The generous sponsors of the 2021 Amelia Rix Award were also recognised at the ceremony. All nominees were provided with personalised fitted blazers from Beg Your Pardon. Entertainment was provided by Robert and Leon from popular Adelaide band The Patricks.
Among the VIPs in attendance were the Hon. Michelle Lensink MLC, Minister for Human Services, Mr Steve Georganas MP and Area Councillor Franz Knoll (attending on behalf of the Lord Mayor, Sandy Verschoor).
Winner Sean Langdon with Alex Schumann, Simone Grantham, Stacey Cox, Elle Curnow and CBS Inc Founder and Executive Director, Freddie Brincat
Runner up Felicity Vardon with Robyn Copeland, Chris Wadham, and Judy & River Vardon
Ryan Blashchek (inaugural winner)
George Bambacas and Shane Bogna
Lukasz Wojniak and Emma Hesketh
Runner-Up– David Palmer
Runner-Up– Jordan Palmer
Runner-Up– Paula Denton
Runner-Up– Damien Carpenter
Runner-Up– Graeme Docking
Runner-Up– Tia Halakas
Runner-Up– Zoe Michalanney
Runners-Up– Nigel Favorito and Lisa Hutchinson
Western Adelaide and Port Augusta
Runner-Up– Samuel Button
Runner-Up– Felicity Vardon