Portlaw Task Force scooped the 2016 Mayor of Waterford City & County Council award at the 12th Annual Waterford Community & Voluntary Awards last Thursday 24th November at the gala ceremony in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, chosen to represent Waterford at the 2017 IPB All Island Pride of Place Awards, a national competition. This prestigious award is presented to the group which demonstrates excellence in Community Participation and Involvement.
A packed house of over 250 people attended which included Cllr. Adam Wyse, Mayor Waterford City & County Council, CEO Waterford City & County Council, Michael Walsh, Council officials, sponsors, adjudicators, Secretariat members of Waterford PPN and representatives from the 76 groups nominated for this years awards.
The winners of the individual categories were
Ardmore Pattern Festival – Arts, Culture & Heritage – Sponsored by BHP Insurance
Klub Muzik – Children & Youth – Sponsored by Waterford PPN
Waterford City River Rescue – Community & Neighbourhood Services – Sponsored by WLRfm
19th/29th Ballygunner Scout Group – Healthy & Active Community – Sponsored by Glanbia
Portlaw Task Force – Pride of Place – Sponsored by Waterford City & County Council
Samaritans Waterford and South East Branch – Social Inclusion – Sponsored by Bus Éireann