Held yesterday night at the elegant Arnica Restaurant on the Waterfront of Maroochydore, the event celebrated and recognized residents of the Sunshine Coast that have contributed to the Multicultural landscape of the region.
Director of the ISC Gabriella Matacchioni took home the highest honor of the evening over a field of 10 worthy finalists. The Social Excellence award was bestowed upon Mrs. Matacchioni for her 28 years of tireless dedication to the Italian School Committee, and the work that the Committee has done in establishing for the Sunshine Coast a wealth of social, academic and cultural programs. In her acceptance speech Mrs. Matacchioni outlined the story of the Committee, that in spite of many adversities is still serving the community at large.
Distinguished winner of the evening was also Ms. Vivienne Dawalebe who won the award for marketing and management.