Local Legend Peter Hanson honoured for years of service to local basketball community

29 September 2020 1:01 PM

The City of Kalamunda have awarded the Senior Community Local Hero Award for July to Peter Hanson, outgoing and long-term President of Kalamunda & Districts Basketball Association (KDBA).

Peter was nominated for his many years of outstanding service to the Kalamunda sporting community as President of the KDBA. Since joining the committee in the late 1980’s, Peter brought the KDBA into the digital age and was pivotal in digitising player registrations and fixtures. He has been president for 11 Years.

 Over the years Peter has been an active advocate for numerous upgrades to Ray Owen Reserve, such as the funding for the construction of Courts for the benefit of the community.

Over the years Peter has forged many connections within the community and has played an active role as a mentor and mediator to players and committee members alike.

Mayor Margaret Thomas  said “Our volunteers make incredible contributions and I was so proud to be able to present Peter with his award in front of the many players of all ages and abilities that are part of the Kalamunda and District Basketball Association family. Peter efforts in being an active advocate for Ray Owen continue to be recognised by the City as being most comprehensive and has set an example for how future funding can be secured. Last night at the presentation he didn’t miss an opportunity to remind me about the need for the Ray Owen Masterplan implementation to be funded.”

“He is well respected and revered in the community. Please join me in congratulating Peter for his amazing contribution to the community and we all wish him well for the future”.

Image: Mayor Margaret Thomas presenting Peter Hanson with Senior Community Member Local Hero award.

The monthly Local Hero Award is a celebration of the people within our community who are passionate about making a difference, freely volunteering to help and protect our community. There are three categories up for nomination: Local Hero of the Month, Senior Community Member and Young Local Hero. Winners are picked monthly and winners are awarded with a $50 gift voucher as a small token of appreciation.

Local Hero Awards run monthly and the City accepts nominations throughout the year. Community members are invited to nominate online at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/local-heros

The monthly awards culminate at the Annual Thank a Volunteer Ceremony, at which the Local Hero of the Year Awards will be presented.

For more information please contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.


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