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"He is not happy just to give
not applying 110 per cent, he is
Mr Ellis, 19, has been racing
karts from a young age and
later became an elite driver
in the Australian Independent
Dirt Kart Association.
In October last year, Mr Ellis
held national and state dirt
kart titles, was a sponsored
kneeboarder for Jobe Waters-
ports Australia and was also an
Just one month later, he was
involved in a serious accident
with a B-double wine tanker.
Mr Ellis spent more than 40
hours on the operating table,
and it was unclear whether he
would ever walk again.
During the months of his
recovery, Mr Ellis received
nationwide support. This gave
him the inspiration to get back
to the things he loved doing the
He was back kneeboarding
just nine months after the ac-
cident, and plans to race on a
smaller scale next year.
"Although the accident has
taken a huge toll on Dylan
personally, through his inju-
ries and having to sacrifice
some of his life activities and
employment opportunities, he
doesn't feel sorry for himself,"
Mr Stasinowsky said. "His
gratefulness to have a second
chance of life shows a ma-
turity beyond his years, and
his willingness to share his
experiences with other young
people is commendable."
Mr Ellis recently released
Desire, a short documentary
about his journey, to raise
awareness about road safety
and to encourage young people
to achieve their goals.
While accepting his award,
Mr Ellis thanked the local coun-
cil for recognising his efforts.
"I'm humbled to accept this
award, and I'm looking forward
to doing great things in the
future towards road safety," he
Mr Ellis said he hoped to
show young people that "if they
work hard, there is something
bright on the other side".
Along with the Event of
the Year award recipients, Mrs
Walker and Mr Ellis will be
publicly recognised for their
achievements at the Waikerie
Australia Day Extravaganza on
Saturday, January 24.
WAIKERIE man Ross
Copeland was publicly
acknowledged for his many
years of service to the District
Council of Loxton Waikerie as
part of last Thursday's mayoral
The reception, held at the
Waikerie Bowling Club, saw dozens
of local volunteers gathered to
celebrate another year of serving
Mr Copeland decided against
running for another term on council
in this year's local government
elections, marking the end of
his time as a Loxton Waikerie
He joined council when the
Waikerie and Loxton district
councils amalgamated in 1997.
Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon
Stasinowsky said Mr Copeland had
performed well as an elected member.
"You're certainly well respected
in the community, and we'll certainly
miss you," he said.
Mr Copeland said it was a
privilege to serve the Loxton
Waikerie district for the past 17
"It's probably been one of the best
parts of my life," he said.
Mr Copeland encouraged more
locals to consider nominating
for council, and said he was
disappointed with the low voter
turnout at this year's elections.
"That's got to improve right
across the board," he added.
LOXTON Waikerie Mayor Leon Stasinowsky presents former councillor Ross
Copeland with a gift hamper to thank him for his many years of service.
PHOTO: Ryneisha Bollard
Locals' enormous efforts recognised
THE Waikerie and Districts
Community Flower Show
took out Event of the Year at
Waikerie's mayoral reception
Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon
Stasinowsky noted that the
event, held in October each year,
boasted two guest speakers/
judges -- Michael Keelan from
Channel Seven's SA Life program
and Federal Member for Barker
Mr Stasinowsky said the
flower show gave the community
a chance to appreciate flowers
and floral design, with entrants
using the competition as a way of
developing their skills.
"Many volunteer hours were
contributed by this small group,
who worked enormously hard
prior to and after the event to
generate a high-quality flower
show," he said.
"The success of coinciding the
flower show to complement the
Riverland Rose Week festival and
open gardens has proven to be
a winner among the community,
with statistics showing that 400
people went through the doors
over the two-day period, along
with school children."
Flower show committee
members Margaret Thiel and Lyn
Lochert accepted the award and
thanked committee president
Renee Thompson for her signifi-
Flower Show named year's top event
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