WA Lions Children of Courage Awards
AN ANNUAL AWARD
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:
- ENCOURAGEMENT, and
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.
You can read a testimonial from one family whose three children all received awards in 2015 here.
CHILDREN OF COURAGE CATEGORIES
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.
Please visit links below to download documents relating to Children of Courage 2018 -
3 Nomination Form (must be received by 4 May 2018)
2018 AWARDS PRESENTATION
Venue: St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, 75 Elliott Rd, Karrinyup WA 6018
Date: Sunday 20th May 2018
Registration: 9.30am with tea and coffee
Start time: 10.30am
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please contact Pauline Song
Children of Courage Chairperson 201W1
Phone: 0405 656 780
NOMINATIONS FROM LIONS CLUBS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4 May 2018.
This is also more information on our website - http://201w1.lions.org.au/couragewa
Any queries please contact Pauline.