"A year-long calendar of events for Skipton’s 175th anniversary in 2014 enabled the local community to celebrate its heritage.  Starting with the Australia Day celebrations in January and culminating with a huge Melbourne Cup weekend, events included a Family Sheep and Wool Day, photographic show, garden conference, teddy bears picnic, evening ball, vintage car show and a family bush concert.

Cr O’Connor said the organising committee put together a program to cover every club and age group in the community. 

“As a result, there was something for everyone and it was a year where residents were able to reconnect and get involved in some sort of project.

“In particular, Pat Gabb, Lisa Wills and their team went to a huge effort to plan the event schedule.  A whole year of celebrations is no mean feat,” Cr O’Connor added."

- this is from the Corangamite Sire website.

Individual Achievement Awards went to .....                                    

             Pat Gabb     Lisa Wills     Arthur Welfare

Young People Achievement Award ......   

                                  Sarah Walker  

Community Event Achievement Award ........   

                Skipton Blokes  Night Out                                                     Skipton Smoking Ceremony & Welcome to Country