Lions District 201W2

Western Australia

WA Lions Children of Courage Awards

 

AN ANNUAL AWARD

RECOGNISING EXTRAORDINARY 

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN

AND THEIR FAMILIES

 

ABOUT CHILDREN OF COURAGE

Children of Courage was introduced in 1983 by the late Past District Governor Joe Mason, AOM, who saw a need to provide for an awards program through which Lions Clubs in Western Australia could recognize a very special group of young Western Australians and their families. At that time, there were many awards that recognized the achievements of young people except the children with special needs.

Since its modest beginnings, the Lions Children of Courage Awards has grown to be one of the most important annual events in the Western Australian Lions’ calendar.

Children of Courage is NOT A COMPETITION. Every nominated child will receive an award.

In hosting this annual award, Lions Clubs aim to honour the individual achievements of extraordinary children in 3 categories and provide them with:

All children aged from 5 - 15 years of age who fall into one of the categories listed below and have not previously received a Children of Courage award, are eligible for nomination.

CHILDREN OF COURAGE CATEGORIES

Special Needs

For children with special needs who have shown courage in the face of adversity and overcome obstacles or endeavoured to improve the quality of their own lives.

May include children who are confined to wheelchairs, are sight, hearing or speech impaired, have a long term or terminal medical condition or have undergone long periods of medical treatment, surgery or hospitalisation.

Courageous Act or Deed

For children who have acted bravely in an accident or life threatening situation to assist in preventing further harm to other persons or property.

Outstanding Sporting Achievements

A child who has overcome personal hardship and/or disadvantage to achieve a high degree of sporting achievement as an individual or team member.  

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN

Nominations for Chidlren of Courage for the 2018 Awards are now being accepted from clubs and community organisations. 

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS

Please visit links below to download documents relating to Children of Courage 2018 -

1. Information for Lions Clubs

2. Information for Parents/Guardian

3. District 201W1 Nomination Form

4. District 201W1 Parent/Guardian Consent Form

2018 AWARDS PRESENTATION

Venue: St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, 75 Elliott Rd, Karrinyup WA 6018              

Date: Sunday 20th May 2018

Time: 1.00 pm

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact Pauline Song

Children of Courage Chairperson 201W1

Phone: 0405 656 780

Email: lionspauline.song@gmail.com

NOMINATIONS FROM LIONS CLUBS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 20th April 2018.

This is also more information on our website - http://201w1.lions.org.au/couragewa

Any queries please contact Pauline.