Ian, Local Volunteer

Ian has had a lifelong affinity with Port Adelaide. As a boy, he would spend his summers with his grandparents in the Port, and he loved exploring the area and fishing and swimming. He joined the Port River sailing club as a young man, becoming the club’s training officer for two years. Now, Ian is…

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It’s Ian… from a young boy that would disappear for the day in all the marvel of the Port Adelaide area to now celebrating with others about just how good the place we call home is, Ian has always had a strong connection to our community and all that it has given him over the years.

Now he is selflessly giving back to the place he loves through his unwavering contribution to locals and visitors alike at the ‘Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre’ and the strong ‘Port Adelaide And Coast Live Music And The Arts’ scene that he has established.

Thanks mate for your contribution… we really appreciate all that you do!!

This is another collaborative project between its Port Adelaide and PAE People telling stories of our unsung heroes and characters that make our City of Port Adelaide Enfield the best place in the world.

It’s Ashley… throwing some of the best parties of all time in our community, doesn’t just happen by accident. Thanks a heap Ashley of Semaphore SA for combining your creative flair, awesome organisational skills and unwavering passion for our community… it always makes for a fun time!!

It’s Frank… you’re an amazing muso and a master story teller Frank, thanks for sharing some of the good times from back in the day. Rock on mate! It’s absolute champions like Frank of Hoy-Hoy that make our community an eclectic melting pot of awesomeness.

It’s Sophie… you are one very special lady!! Thank you for doing your thing, you are so good at it and we are all so lucky to have you! Sophie welcomes you all with open arms to the Experience Cafe at Kilburn… you just have to go and check it out!!

It’s Alison… thank you so much Alison for strengthening our community through the power of story & for making a real positive difference. Alison of Living Stories had to send everyone a huge thank you for the way you all contributes to the best community going around.

It’s Lloyd. Thank you mate for everything you do & the incredible way you bring our community together. Lloyd of The People’s Market at Hart, Port Adelaide would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone that makes our mighty community what it is!!!

It’s Roz… you’re somebody who give everyone a fair go and loves to help people have a good time no matter who you are..We all love ya work Roz… Thanks heaps!!

It’s Bronwyn… Thank you Bronwyn for everything you do… you are one in a million who makes an enormous positive impact within our community, with help from SecondBite, Foodbank SA & The Freemasons Port Adelaide.

Port Adelaide football legend Darryl Poole knows that it is the people who make a place.

Highlighting unique stories of local people was the motivation behind starting his Facebook page It’s Port Adelaide. Darryl is expanding on this with our new PAE People project, by capturing more of the inspirational, touching and unique stories of the people living across the city.

Telling the stories of the people who make up our diverse community helps to create stronger connections, and Darryl hopes that together PAE can continue to grow as a collective and everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

He will be travelling around PAE to capture stories and photos, and will be sharing them through our social media pages and a regular PAE People feature.

Darryl shares our view that people are the most important ingredient in any place. “There’s no doubt the shiny things are important, but it’s the people that make our community so incredible, ” he says.

If you know of any unsung heroes that should be acknowledged as PAE People, please contact communications@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

I tell stories and share photos because the local, selfless champions within our community deserve to be celebrated and embraced. By shining a light on them it acknowledges their efforts and highlights that there are so many good people doing good things.