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Maribyrnong Inclusive Recognition Awards (MIRA)

These awards are given each year to individuals, clubs, groups, businesses and not-for-profit organisations that have contributed to improving the quality of life of people with disability in the City of Maribyrnong.

2014 MIRA Nominations are now open!

Do you know a person, group, business or not-for-profit agency who has made an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life for people with disability? Nominate them for a MIRA!

Indigenous and multicultural individuals and groups are strongly encouraged to nominate volunteers, staff and programs for these Disability Awards.There are seven award categories:

MIRA 2013 Group Winners and Highly Commended
  • Inclusive Business Practices
  • Youth (12 to 26 years)
  • Arts - Individual
  • Arts - Group
  • Sports - Individual
  • Sports - Club
  • Volunteering

Award Presentation Night

When: Friday 5 December 2014, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Bluestone Church Art Space, Hyde Street, Footscray
All awards will be presented by special guests at a celebration coinciding with International Day of People with Disability. All nominees, friends, family and colleagues are invited to attend the Award celebration.

Nomination Guide and Form - Nominations Close 31 October

The MIRA Nomination Guide and Form may be downloaded in either PDF or Word format from this website (below). If you would like a copy posted to you please contact Liz Wright, MetroAccess Officer.

Nominations close 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.

MIRA Award Recipients 2013

  • Arts Award (Individual) Winner - Patrick Francis
  • Arts Award (Group) Winner - The Hackkets
  • Inclusive Business Award Winner - UCAN Cafe Team
  • Personal Achievement Award Winner - Anne Cameron
  • Sports Award (Individual) Winner - Patrick Francis
  • Sports Award (Group) Winner - FIDA Devils, Footscray North Football Club
  • Volunteer Award (Individual) Winner - Aida Napoli
  • Volunteer Award (Group) Winner - Western Futures, Victoria University


For more information, or if you would like this information in an alternative format please contact:
Liz Wright
MetroAccess Officer
9688 0200

Winner Profiles - Aida Napoli – Winner of Volunteer (Individual) Award

MIRA 2013 Aida Napoli Volunteer Individual Winner with Fatima Milhem and Andrew Elsbury MLC and Mayor Grant Miles

Each month we highlight one of the 2013 MIRA Winners together with photos from the presentation ceremony.

Aida Napoli has been an active volunteer with Gateway Social Support Options since 2004. Aida supports clients of the Hydro Hotshots program and is the face of the program. She not only delivers the exercise program but also motivates and encourages all clients to challenge themselves to participate and be active. Aida has attained her Certificate to deliver the warm water based light exercises through Arthritis Victoria. She is a great mentor and an asset.

Aida has also been volunteering at Maidstone Community Centre for almost 15 years and this has included preparing a quarterly community dinner for 95 people, cooking for local residents as part of a community kitchen every month and preparing meals for the annual Harmony Feast event. Aida is a terrific advocate for all.


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