ClubsACT 2023 Clubs & Community Awards


ClubsACT 2023 Clubs & Community Awards

Thank you to all who nominated and congratulations to the winners! We’re truly grateful for your commitment and support. We’re already excited about the coming year, as we continue to raise the bar and strive for continued excellence in the club industry. Your dedication and commitment inspire us to set new standards and share our success with the Canberra community. Together, we can achieve great things!


Arts & Culture – Irish Club – for their story “Céad Míle Fáilte – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”

Hospitality Innovation – Vikings Group – for their story “Embracing the digital age”

Contribution to Sport, Community Development & wellbeing – Ainslie Group – Hospitality Innovation – for their story “Ainslie’s Female Empire”

Celebrating Diversity & Social Inclusion – Eastlake Group – for their story “One Group Many Cultures”

Education, Learning & Development – Vikings Group – For their story – “Building Hospitality Careers to be Proud of”

Sustainability & Environment – Ainslie Group – For their Story “Spearheading Sustainability with Solar Energy @ Gungahlin Lakes Golf & Community Club”

Emerging Talent – Employee of the year- Thoroughbred Park – Elizabeth Francis – For her story “University Graduate to Industry Leader”

Emerging Talent – Employee of the Year – Vikings Group – Karin Kaeser – For her story “Creating a destination for our community to gather”

Individual Service to the Industry – Thoroughbred Park – Ken Lewis – For his story “Loyal Servant of the Canberra Racing Club”

Recognition of Service to the industry Award – Canberra Southern Cross Club – Ian Mackay  

Heart of the Community (Small Club) – Thoroughbred Park

Heart of the Community (Large Club) – Ainslie Group



Hospitality Innovation – Highly Commended – Canberra Southern Cross Club – for their story “Contactless & Outdoor Dining”

Celebrating Diversity & Social Inclusion – Highly Commended – Harmonie German Club – for their story “Harmonie Club – A Multicultural Epicentre”

Sustainability & Environment – Highly Commended – The RUC – for their story “The RUC is an Energy Star”