Inaugural Kanyana Address and Dinner Friday 15/4/16
Strong community support was evident at the Inaugural Kanyana Address and Dinner held in the delightful French Garden at Masonmill Garden Restaurant in Carmel on Friday 15th April. Guests were welcomed on behalf of the Founder and Board, by Kanyana Patron, Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia. The evening, to celebrate Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre successes, including the 30th anniversary of the hospital, and to highlight the ‘caring, conserving and connecting’ contribution the organisation provides to the community, resembled an elegant soirée due to the presence of the talented Quartet with a Twist. Professor Lyn Beazley delivered her inspiring Inaugural Address to the highly receptive audience who were engaged by her topic (Colour vision in animals) and Professor Beazley’s skill communicating her science.
Sixty five guests including the Hon John Day MLA Minister for Health, Culture and the Arts, Kalamunda Shire President Mr Andrew Waddell, Kalamunda Shire Councillors, Mr John Giardina, and Mr Geoff Stallard, in addition to Ms Rhonda Hardy, (CEO) and Mr Mick Davis, (Environmental Officer) from the Shire of Kalamunda attended the evening. Many long and shorter term supporters of Kanyana were also in attendance to ensure a celebratory and enjoyable atmosphere. Comments received on the evening include; ‘a fantastic evening and thoroughly enjoyed by all’, ‘congratulations on a wonderful evening. Keep up the good work’, a fantastic celebration of 30 years of great work by great people-here’s to 30 more at least’, ‘thank you for a wonderful evening’, ‘congratulations on the excellent Kanyana Address event. It was a lovely mix of formal, informal and informative and I looked around the room on several occasions and just saw people smiling a lot’ and ‘it was a pleasure for us to be a part of your event’. Many thanks to the organising committee, Coral Pepper, Helen Riley, Bernard Reaveley, Alicia Speranza and John Pepper.