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What is a Bernie?

A new tradition started last Friday night (7 June) at our Annual Awards Celebration in the Glen Street Theatre. Our major award winners all took home a “Bernie”. The Bernie is a sculpture by local artist, Victoria Norman. Victoria used the lifesavers’ motto “Vigilance & Service” as inspiration during the creation. The sculpture has been given the nick name “Bernie” in honour of our Life Member and legend Bernie Howard who has just retired from patrolling after 25 years!

Nick Carroll, Club Person of the Year and Hamish Michie, Best New Member, holding their Bernies very proudly at the conclusion of our awards ceremony.