Two Rocks gets Australia Day off to a great start

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Yanchep residents Roy Tarpey and Dean Tarpey at the Australia Day breakfast in Two Rocks. Picture: Anita McInnes

ROY Tarpey and his son Dean Tarpey were among the many residents to enjoy the annual Australia Day breakfast in Two Rocks this morning.

The Tarpeys of Yanchep said it was the seventh breakfast they had attended.

Wilbinga resident Connie Cauvin was there with her niece Layla Thompson of Two Rocks.

This morning’s breakfast was the first for Demas Newberry and Katty Sorensen of Seatrees estate.

Their mother Kathleen Sorensen said they were normally on holidays at Jigalong at this time of the year.

Demas Newberry and Katty Sorensen of Seatrees estate enjoy the Australia Day breakfast. Picture: Anita McInnes

Katie West of Yanchep had never been to the breakfast before unlike her boyfriend Brayden McCarthy of Moore River.

As the grandson of Yanchep Two Rocks Community Recreation Association president Julie Otremba Brayden has attended many breakfasts.

His first memories of the long-standing tradition include being in the recreation centre kitchen making the toast from about the age of five or six.

Katie West of Yanchep and Brayden McCarthy of Moore River helped out in the kitchen at the Australia Day breakfast. Picture: Anita McInnes

Mrs Otremba announced Cayden McDermott of Breakwater estate as the youth achiever of the year.

The association said the 15-year-old who had been in the Two Rocks Yanchep Emergency Scouts since 2016 and demonstrated good leadership and scouting skills was a great role model for youth.

They said he was a patrol leader who was always willing to assist others in attaining their goals.

President Billy Prinsloo accepted the award for Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club, which was named group of the year.

The association said Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club had been involved in the community for many years and they were increasing numbers in the nipper programs and bronze medallion holders who were able to patrol the beach and make it safe for everyone.

Mrs Otremba announced Derek Young as citizen of the year citing his dedication as scout leader of the Two Rocks Yanchep Emergency Scouts and to the Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade where he has volunteered for many years.

Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade former captain Derek Young accepts his citizen of the year award from Liberal candidate for Butler Linda Aitken, who is also a City of Wanneroo North Coast ward councillor. Picture: Anita McInnes

The association said Mr Young took pride in his scouts and was an exceptional leader and role model.

Mrs Otremba thanked all the volunteers, who made the breakfast possible, including those in the kitchen and the young people who also helped cook the tomatoes and eggs.

She gave a special award to YTRCRA secretary and events coordinator Ana Large for her hard work putting the event together.

Butler MLA John Quigley and Liberal candidate for Butler Linda Aitken, who is also a City of Wanneroo North Coast ward councillor, also attended the breakfast.