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6th October 2018

Rural Ambassador

RURAL AMBASSADOR

2004 RICHARD POLLOCK 2005 - No Entrant
2006 FIONA ELLIS 2007 STACEY DAVIS
2008 STACEY DAVIS 2009 - No Entrant
2010 *GAYELLE REYNOLDS 2011 - No Entrant
2012 NICHOLAS McLARTY 2013 ANTHONY SNELL
2014 KATLIN HULL STOCKIL 2015 KIRSTIN WALLER
2016 KIRSTIN WALLER 2017 - No Entrant
2018 MACKENZIE WALMSLEY  

 

WAROONA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY – RURAL AMBASSADOR

 

 

Waroona Agricultural Society Rural Ambassador Entrant 2018

The Waroona Agricultural Society Rural Ambassador Entrant for 2018 is Mackenzie Walmsley.  Mackenzie has lived all her life in the Waroona District growing up on her parent’s Mike and Donna Walmsley’s farm. She is a long-term volunteer at the Waroona Show and this will be her ninth year as a steward in the children’s section working alongside her Mum, Dad and brother. 

After completing her schooling in the local area, Mackenzie went on to University completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with Honours in 2017 and graduating in February 2018.  Since November 2017, Mackenzie has been employed at the City of Swan as a full-time town planner and is currently a Planning Officer for the City of Cambridge.

As part of her final year of university, Mackenzie earned the opportunity to undertake a thesis paper for a period of 11 months with a subject of her choice.  Her thesis paper was titled “The Paddocks of Perth: An examination of peri urban agriculture protection through planning and legislative frameworks; A Perth, Western Australia and Toronto, Canada Comparative.”  She was awarded a scholarship to travel to Toronto, Canada in July 2017 to undertake comparative research of the relationship between Toronto’s agriculture and planning industries in comparison to our own.  This scholarship was awarded to one student in sponsoring their international fieldwork and travels for honours related research.  In March 2018, she received the most significant contribution to the advancement of rural planning prize for her thesis.     

Mackenzie wants to continue to educate the community on the importance of agriculture and farming in the town planning and development industry, wishing to educate the younger generation on the importance of agriculture and farming, specifically in relation to food production and it is an interest she is very passionate about. 

Since April 2015, Mackenzie has been a volunteer firefighter of the West Waroona Volunteer Fire Brigade.  Joining with other members of her family and was the secretary and treasurer of the brigade for a year.  She also fought in the Yarloop Fires during January 2016.

Congratulations Mackenzie.

 

 

RURAL AMBASSADOR AWARDS COMPETITION:

The Rural Ambassador Competition is a National Competition aimed at young Rural Adults who have a passion for living and working in rural communities.

The competition aims to discover the next generation of rural leaders who have the desire to represent and promote their community, their region and their state. Successful entrants are given the opportunity to meet and network with likeminded representatives from around the state, around the country and around the Commonwealth. Where they will meet state and federal decision makers and leaders in agriculture and education and be able to input their point of view, ask the hard questions and make important contacts.

To be eligible to enter, candidates just need to have the desire to stand up for Rural Australia, have a basic agricultural and rural knowledge, and be prepared to ‘have a go’. They will experience some tough competition, make lifelong friends and have a damn good time.

 

MISS SHOW GIRL COMPETITION

The Miss Show Girl Competition commenced in 1975 as a suggestion by the Royal Agricultural Society.

The Waroona entrant on six occasions has represented the South West Zone of Agricultural Societies.

*Those entrants who have represented the South West Zone are shown with an asterisk alongside their name.

1975 LYNETTE BOOKER 1988 DIANNE ALEXANDER
1976 MIRIAM MILLER 1989 -
1977 MARGARET GRANTHAM 1990 NERIDA BLAKE
1978 *LOUISE DAVIS 1991 REBECCA BENNETT
1979 LYN JENKINSON 1992 *DEBORAH PITTER
1980 *LEXIE TREVENAN 1993 BELINDA McDONALD
1981 *DIANE WATERS 1994 SUSAN DILLEY
1982 KAREN COLLINGS 1995 SHELLEY JELF
1983 *JENNY KIRKHAM 1996 *NATALIE SZKRABA
1984 LISA MONAHAN 1997 MARIA FRANCO
1985 ANNA CICCOLARI 1998 NATALIE LEWIS
1986 LISA WILLIAMSON 1999 CHANTEL HILL

ENTERTAINMENT

Please Note:

No dogs are allowed on the showgrounds

This is a family friendly venue. No alcohol is to be brought onto the grounds. Intoxicated or unruly patrons will be asked to leave the grounds immediately.

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