Events are one of those things that just make my soul happy! From checklists, budgets, spreadsheets to coordinating the event on the day- i love every minute!
My core philosophies for my events are:
Keep it local: Using local suppliers increases our local economy, ensuring profit for our region and creating a community of suppliers that have proven themselves to be reliable, innovative and quality.
Everyone is a VIP: Who doesn't love to feel like a VIP! Creating beautiful events where people can escape and immerse themselves in their event is a must-have! I love getting creative with décor such as balloon arches, mood lighting, displays, themes, food- creative events are an extension of my creativity and it filters out to guests.
Authenticity: One of the things I often hear about my events is the sense of community achieved whether it be a corporate, cultural or community event, this is something I strive for.
Cultural Tour: an annual tour of local Aboriginal significant sites catering for over 50 participants. Participants are engaged with Indigenous storytellers, hands on cultural demonstrations, captivating stories from a local Wiradjuri Elder and a delicious lunch featuring native ingredients, herbs and spices.
Indigenous Business Breakfast: an early morning event, bringing together various Aboriginal business owners from across the Riverina region, to network and mingle with other business owners and like-minded people in an effort to create networking opportunities, increasing employment and economic outcomes for the Indigenous community.
NAIDOC Ball & Awards: an Instagram-worthy affair with the themes to match, the bi-annual NAIDOC Ball & Awards is a red carpet event for the whole of community. Creating mouth- watering 3 course meals with a native and modern fusion, with each year providing a unique element, this event highlights the achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, in idyllic settings.
Official Ceremonies: I have MC'ed, coordinated and facilitated a number of various official ceremonies for events such as National Apology Day, National Sorry Day, community consultations and more.
Multicultural Street Festival (aka FUSION): a multicultural festival in Wagga's main street, showcasing the various cultures within our city. Combining street performers, market stalls and more, this event was a hit that has now turned into an annual celebration for the city of Wagga, attracting over 10,000 people each year.
'Because of Her, We Can' High Tea: a themed high tea for the national NAIDOC theme in 2018, that brought women from all backgrounds together to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous female elders in our community. Using native flowers and bringing in local beauty and massage services to create a lavish affair, this event was one to remember.