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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 25 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 26, 2008 7 Dad's commitment inspires Father of the Year nominee Kalozois Papadopoulos (centre), with wife Sophia, daughter Adreana, sons George,Theo and Steven. Picture: BRAD HUNTERPP158663. LAUREN MURADA WAKING up to start work at 2am is hard, but coming home and driving children around all after- noon makes the day seem like it will never end. For 20 years our Father of the Year nominee, Kalozois Papadopoulos, has been doing just that. His daughter Adreana, 23, said: ''He starts in the morning and comes home and still takes us to our extra curricular activities without a complain or a worry.'' The Drummoyne father started his company Flower Traders to support his family, while his wife Sophia stayed at home to look after Adreana, George, now 22, and the twins Theo and Steven, 16. Over the years Mr Papadopoulos, 51, has taken his children to all their after school activities and coached the Stanmore Hawks Soccer team for six years. He moved from Cyprus, where is was a solicitor, to Australia in 1984 to start from scratch. ''It's so inspiring to see him never complain or give up on anything even through the toughest times, such as not speak- ing the English language when he arrived in Australia with only $20 in his pocket.'' Adreana wrote to the Inner-West Weekly. ''He's a role model to his chil- dren, never giving up no matter how hard the task.'' NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Help us find the Inner West's best dad www.innerwestweekly.com.au TRADUZIONE: Questo articolo è tradotto in italiano al sito: www.innerwestweekly.com.au TRANSLATION: This story above is translated in Chinese and Italian at www.innerwestweekly. com.au THE Inner-West Weekly ,a Cumberland Courier news- paper, in association with The Shepherd Centre, is searching for an outstanding father to be recognised as the 2008 NSW Community Father of the Year. Your nominee might do amaz- ing things for children in the community or he may just be a remarkable and loving dad to his own family. This paper's finalist will re- ceive family passes to Sea World on the Gold Coast, Oceanworld Manly, Canter- bury Ice Rink, a Perfume Con- nection mini perfume package, Sony CDs, Penguin books, Meguiars Car Products, includ- ing leather protectorate and car guide book, and double passes to Village Cinemas. He will then be in the running to be the 2008 NSW Community Father of the Year and win a Harvey Norman home enter- tainment prize worth $5000 and a Perfume Connection maxi perfume package. Write why your nominee is a top dad and send it to Father of the Year, Inner-West Weekly, 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta 2150 or nominate online at Father of the Year website, www.fatheroftheyear.com.au Nominations close on August 4. Conditions apply. See terms and conditions online at www.innerwestweekly.com.au accent >> on Burwood Projects "Walk Safe" Programme 2 Conder St. Burwood Phone: 9911 9911 www.burwood.nsw.gov.au Your Community News from Burwood Council Councillor John Faker BURWOOD MAYOR 2247357i iww wk52 Footpath repairs may be relatively small projects; however they are an important step in Council's overall programme to improve facilities and safety for pedestrians. will improve residents' lifestyles and the amenity and attractiveness of our municipality. Since becoming Mayor, it has been a major priority of mine to repair and upgrade the footpaths in our municipality. Safe footpaths are particularly important for the elderly and families with young children as well as those who may be mobility impaired. They are also important for those of us who want to leave our cars at home for short trips -- in the interests of our health and the environment. Walksafe is an ongoing Council programme to repair or upgrade footpaths in our community. I would like to encourage residents to be mindful of overhanging tree branches. By removing branches that obstruct paths we can help keep our streets safer for pedestrians. I would like to thank residents who identify paths in need of repair and bring them to my attention. Feedback from residents is essential in assisting Council to determine its priorities.
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