Accepting the award on behalf of GSCORE are Dr May Carter with Dr Tony Buti MLA and Sea to Summit’s Rob McSporran.
The Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence has been awarded the title of WA’s Outstanding Outdoor Organisation for 2020.
Announced this week at the Western Australian Outdoor Recreation Sector Awards, this award acknowledges outstanding providers and individuals in the outdoor sector in the State.
GSCORE Executive Director Dr Lenore Lyons says the group is thrilled by the award and hopes to use it to bring more attention to the sector.
“Congratulations go to the hard-working team at GSCORE and also all the people we’ve worked with over the last year,” said Dr Lyons. “It’s testament to everyone’s enthusiasm and dedication for improving access to trails and outdoor activities which helped us win this award.
“We look forward to another excellent year working with our community partners to encourage more Western Australians to get active outdoors. Bushwalking, mountain biking, paddling, and horse riding are amongst a range of outdoor activities that improve our mental and physical health. We want to see more people Great Southern residents and visitors enjoying our region’s trails and national parks.”
GSCORE is a not-for-profit regional peak body established in 2017 to support the growth and development of outdoor recreation in the Great Southern. It is creating a vibrant and sustainable outdoor recreation sector through the provision of training, business support, project management and strategic planning services. GSCORE also runs a popular range of community recreation programs for children and adults. Enhancing professionalism and skills in the outdoor recreation sector, GSCORE promotes healthy communities and is a driver of economic growth.