"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


Arthur Welfare received his award for service to his community.

A bus load of Skiptonites travelled down to be a part of the celebrations to recognise the great year. Event of the Year, "The Skipton 175th Anniversary".
Pat Gabb and Lisa Wills headed a very hard-working committee for the year long celebrations of mixed and varied events.

Skipton added a splash of colour at the Corangamite Shire 2015 Australia Day Celebrations.

The day was well attended with the young through to "the not so young".

Tired but happy ready to go home again.