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It was a proud day at The Weekly Review to have our Local Heroes finalists all in the same room.

Our photographer Stephen McKenzie was on hand to capture the gathering of some truly wonderful people doing great work in our community.

Congratulations to Chris Cincotta of Humans in Melbourne and his project EnruobleM, receiving our 2016 Local Heroes award. You can find out more about Chris here:

 

Why not take some time to discover a little more about our Local Heroes finalists and the great work they’re doing:

 

Boby Vosinthavong of Mulberries at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Boby Vosinthavong of Mulberries at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Simone Mossop (centre) of ReadyStepGrow at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Simone Mossop (centre) of ReadyStepGrow at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Communications Director John Hine running proceedings at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Communications Director John Hine running proceedings at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Vic Camillieri of Vic's Flicks at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Vic Camilleri of Vic’s Flicks at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Chris Cincotta's proud mum at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Chris Cincotta’s proud mum at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Anne Holland of Urban Lifesavers at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Anne Holland of Urban Lifesavers at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Phil Heuzenroeder of Wild at Heart at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Phil Heuzenroeder of Wild at Heart at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Chris Cincotta of EnruobleM at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Chris Cincotta of EnruobleM at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Nada Lane of Befriend a Child in Detention at The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Nada Lane of Befriend a Child in Detention at The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
The Weekly Review's Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie
Andrea Chand of ReadyStepGrow The Weekly Review’s Local Heroes award luncheon. Photo: Steve McKenzie