Pedal to the medal

Searching through the pictures from the AG Awards I find myself realising just how much fun I missed out on while running around behind the scenes.

The night was a fantastic success with people from all walks of life…

By Kylie Piper November 7, 2013 Reading Time: < 1

Searching through the pictures from the AG Awards I find myself realising just how much fun I missed out on while running around behind the scenes.

The night was a fantastic success with people from all walks of life joining us to celebrate our adventurers and conservationists for 2009.

I know many people were taken with young Angus Paradice, our 13 year old Young Adventurer of the Year, and also by our Lifetime of Conservation awardee, the 100 years young Alex Colley. But my favourite speech for the evening was given by Dr Jon Stephenson. After a lifetime of adventure, braving the chill of Antarctica and climbing all over the world for his geological pursuits, his dry wit had me smiling as I was running around the room.

It’s nights like these that really demonstrate what AG means to other people. By supporting people like Andrew Lock, Gemma & Tash or Andrew Hughes, we are supporting a pioneering spirit that many people forget about in their every day lives. Their stories fill me with a sense of wonder and awe. 

So, as I sit in my office looking at some photos, I have the chance to dream about the big world outside and wonder what wonderful adventures I will hear about today…

What’s next?
AG Society 2009 Awards