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2014 Victorian Father of the Year – “He makes time for family no matter what”

Adam with Oscar and Ava

Adam with Oscar and Ava

The Father’s Day Council of Victoria has announced 38-year-old horticulturalist Adam Strathairn of Wyndham Vale, as Victoria’s Father of the Year for 2014.

Adam is renowned in his community for always making the time to be involved in his children’s lives and involving them in his.

As well as coaching his children’s basketball teams, Adam volunteers as president, secretary and registrar of the Good News Basketball Club which they play for.

Father of Ava (11) and Oscar (eight) Adam first came to the attention of the Father’s Day Council after being named a YMCA Victoria Community Father of the Year for his outstanding commitment to his children’s sporting commitments at the Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre. He was nominated to the centre by his two loving children.

With his passion for nature, healthy living and getting your hands dirty, children Ava and Oscar helped design their beautiful backyard, complete with vegie patch and chicken run, a suburban oasis.

No matter what else is going on in the world, Sundays in the Strathairn household are always reserved as ‘family day’. Family day involves day trips to The Royal Botanic Gardens to learn about plants, trips to Geelong to be by the water, or simply having the grandparents visit for a family meal all prepared together. (more…)