Helen Tassell, Retired Teachers Association Walking Group / ARPA Bushwalkers

2016 Award Winner
Award Category: Special Recognition Award - Individual

Helen joined the Retired Teachers Walking Group and ARPA Bushwalkers in 1994. She has been heavily involved in the planning and leading of many camps and walks for both groups over that time.

She has been the Treasurer of Retired Teachers Walking Group for many years and supportive of others who have taken the role from time to time.

At a time when Retired Teachers Walking Group was struggling to attract new members Helen took it upon herself to carry the group by encouraging others to accept roles and be pro-active in bringing in new members. These actions have seen the group flourish and foster many new members. She goes out of her way to welcome new members and foster their love of walking.

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.