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Melbourne Cup Image Press release While being a good corporate citizen is a serious matter, WatervieW in Bicentennial Park knows how to make it fun. Now in its 4th year, the 2014 Melbourne Cup Fundraising event was an action-packed, fun-filled day where everyone was a winner.

For WatervieW in Bicentennial Park, its Melbourne Cup Fundraising event is an important component of its Corporate Social Responsibility goals. The event began at 11.30 with business networking and continued late into the afternoon. Through ticket sales, sweeps, raffle ticket sales and auctions, substantial money was raised for Special Olympics Australia.

While Melbourne Cup Day is all about the big race, this fundraising event has become a major networking and business event. This year, several businesses purchased multiple tables so they could entertain clients while others used the event as a staff recognition tool in the lead up to the pre-Christmas rush.

Whatever the reason for attending the fundraiser at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park, everyone agreed in was an amazing and fun-filled day.

WatervieW’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Kathryn Carmody and her team did an extraordinary job of injecting Mexican flamboyance into the day.

On arrival, guests were greeted with margaritas, Mexican inspired canapés and a mariachi band. While the venue itself was decorated with piñatas and table cloths sourced from indigenous Mexican markets and flown in for the event. Even the wait staff were dressed in clothing from these markets.

Obviously, everything stopped for the Melbourne Cup Race itself, but guests were constantly entertained throughout the day.

Adding their own party magic were the flamboyant musicians from the Salsa Kingz. No-one could resist the up-beat tempo of their music with dancing and even a conga-line meandering around the tables.

Thanks to Myer Top Ryde City and stylist Caitlin Stewart, guests were treated to a fashion parade using “real” people – not models. Plus there was a Fashions in the Field competition with the best dressed male and female guests winning some beautiful prizes.

Once the Race was won and the desserts and coffee served, guests began to leave – tired and happy after a full day of fun and entertainment. Many were overheard saying they will be back next year.

This popular Melbourne Cup event is now amongst the largest held in Western Sydney. In fact, this year, 500 people attended. As a result, bookings are now being taken for the 2015 Melbourne Cup fundraiser with tickets being sold at the early bird price of $99 per person. This price includes a sumptuous 3-course meal, canapés on arrival and all drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the day.

To find out more, or to reserve your seats, contact the WatervieW Team on 9764 9900 or events@waterviewvenue.com.au

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Melbourne Cup! It’s the day Australia stops to party and no-one holds a better race day party than WatervieW in Bicentennial Park. In fact for many, this special charity fundraising event has become a tradition. But Melbourne Cup celebrations at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park are never traditional.

Of course there are sweeps, a live telecast of the race, fashions in the field competitions and betting opportunities. It wouldn’t be a Melbourne Cup party without them. However this year, they’ll also have a mariachi band, authentic Mexican decorations and piñatas all sourced from indigenous Mexican markets and flown in for the event. Adding their own party magic are the flamboyant musicians from the Salsa Kingz with lead singer, Christian Guerrero guaranteed to get you on your feet. He may even help your salsa moves by providing an interactive salsa dance lesson.

The party starts with networking while sipping your choice of margaritas, wine, beer or French champagne. As the day progresses, you will be treated to an extraordinarily delicious 3 course lunch with drinks included.

All money raised will help Special Olympics Australia – a not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of people with an intellectual disability through regular sports participation and competition. WatervieW in Bicentennial Park supports Special Olympics Australia as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program.

WatervieW in Bicentennial Park is holding its Melbourne Cup Fiesta on Tuesday 4 November (Melbourne Cup day).

Registration and networking begin at 11.30am. At the conclusion of the event, taxis will be on call to help you return home safely.

Businesses are encouraged to purchase tables to entertain clients and reward staff while family, friends and social groups are welcome to share in the fun.

Tickets cost $130 per person or $1250 for tables of 10. Early bird tickets are available until 30 September for $99 per person.

For bookings or more information contact the Waterview Team on 9764 9900 or events@waterviewvenue.com.au

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Creating a memorable business event is challenging. Sourcing quality entertainment that excites the senses and offers something different is time consuming and worrying – especially if you only do it occasionally.

But that’s what makes WatervieW in Bicentennial Park so unique.

New to their offering of corporate event packages is an all-inclusive dinner and entertainment show which includes your choice of roving entertainers and musicians, stilt walkers, fire shows, acrobats or African drum and dance shows. Also included in the package are DJs, a dance floor and table centrepieces.

With everything included in one easy to manage package, all you need to do is pick up the phone and choose the date!

Like any WatervieW in Bicentennial Park event, the all-inclusive corporate dinner and entertainment shows include beautiful food, an alcoholic beverage package and free parking.

Ideal for business functions such as Awards Nights, Fundraisers, Corporate Dinners, End of Year Celebrations and Staff Christmas Parties.

This all-inclusive corporate dinner and entertainment package will make your next business event a unique and memorable experience for all of your guests.

To find out more or to book a spectacular event, contact the WatervieW team on 9764 9900 Email events@waterviewvenue.com.au or visit www.waterviewvenue.com.au

Minimum numbers and conditions apply so talk to the WatervieW team to find out more.

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Melbourne Cup Events It can be a long afternoon while you’re waiting for the race that stops a nation but not at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park! This is a venue that knows how to entertain for Melbourne Cup Events Tuesday, 5 November, 2013.

Guests will be dancing in their seats this year as Melbourne Cup has a Motown feel. Boys in the Band will sing and dance their way through some of the best music of the 20th Century – including hits from The Jackson 5, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and the Backstreet Boys.

It wouldn’t be Melbourne Cup without the fashion so there is a parade of new season’s fashions courtesy of Myer and hosted by celebrity fashion stylist, Caitlin Stewart. There will also be Myer Best Dressed Fashion Awards for both men and women.

Of course there will be big race betting opportunities, sweeps, raffles, taxis on call and a magnificent, fine-dining 3 course Melbourne Cup lunch that includes beer, wine and sparkling.

Importantly, the day with Melbourne Cup Events will also be helping to raise funds for Special Olympics Australia – a charity that provides regular sporting opportunities for adults and children with an intellectual disability. WatervieW in Bicentennial Park supports Special Olympics Australia as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Melbourne Cup Day registrations begin at 11.30 am with business networking and drinks overlooking the enchanting parklands that surrounding the venue.

Celebrating Melbourne Cup at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park is a truly magical experience. Businesses are encouraged to purchase tables to entertain clients and reward staff while family, friends and social groups are welcome to share in the fun.

Early bird tickets are on sale until the end of September for $99 per person. The regular ticket price is $130 per person and $120 for seniors. Tables of 10 cost $1250.

For bookings or more information about Melbourne Cup Events, contact the WatervieW Team on 9764 9900 or events@waterviewvenue.com.au or Fran Eustace at Special Olympics on 8116 9839 or frane@specialolympics.com.au

Christmas is coming … in July

With a growing reputation as THE location for Christmas in July celebrations, WatervieW in Bicentennial Park is the place to be on Thursday 18 July.

Last year, this event attracted guests from around Australia and overseas with the large group of business people and friends gathering together to enjoy a sumptuous meal, fantastic entertainment and raise much needed funds for Special Olympics Australia.

Let yourself be transported to a Christmas wonderland as you leave the worries of the work day behind. Entertain your clients, staff, family and friends with entertainment supplied by Channel 10 journalist and meteorologist, Magdalena Roze and performances by the brilliant, Talent Development Project.

Each year, WatervieW in Bicentennial Park proudly host this event for Special Olympics Australia. Kathryn Carmody, Director of Sales and Marketing explains, “Christmas in July is one of a series of events held by WatervieW in Bicentennial Park as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program. We invite other Sydney businesses to join us as we strive to make a difference in the lives of intellectually disabled children and adults.”

Special Olympics Australia provides weekly sports training opportunities for people with an intellectual disability. They rely on the generosity of corporate and private supporters and an army of volunteers to run their programs.

Experience the magic of Christmas in July at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park. Tickets can be purchased for $75pp or $65 for pensioners. Tables of 10 are available for $750.

The ticket price includes a Christmas themed, 3-course meal with soft drinks, beer, wine and sparkling as well as entertainment.  Held on Thursday 18 July, lunch begins at 12 noon with networking and registration.

To reserve your table and purchase your tickets for Christmas in July, contact WatervieW in Bicentennial Park by email events@waterviewvenue.com.au or phone 9764 9900 or contact Fran Eustace at Special Olympics Australia on 8116 9839 or email frane@specialolympics.com.au

WatervieW in Bicentennial Park has built an outstanding reputation for providing a unique and magical venue for both business and private events. Offering flexible venue options, it caters for 30 to 1500 people. Contact WatervieW in Bicentennial Park to discuss your next event.

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When was the last time you recognised and thanked the inspiring women in your life? In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, WatervieW in Bicentennial Park has partnered with Special Olympics Australia to hold the inaugural Mother & Daughter Inspirational Lunch.

Joining us is the woman who continues to inspire a nation – Ita Buttrose AO OBE. Enjoy a magnificent 3 course lunch (including beverages) in the magical WatervieW in Bicentennial Park while listening to this remarkable woman. Her daughter Kate will also be attending.

Ita Buttrose has had an extraordinary life and career including becoming the founding editor of Cleo magazine in 1972 and the first woman to ever edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia in 1980.

Over the years she has been a committed contributor to the community and a number of health organisations. She was appointed the 2013 Australian of the Year in recognition of her ground-breaking media career and role in raising awareness of community health issues.

Hosting the lunch will be mother and daughter duo – Paula Duncan AM and her daughter Jessica Orszik. Paula is a Special Olympics Ambassador and works tirelessly as an advocate for people with disability.

All proceeds from the lunch will go to Special Olympics Australia – an organisation that offers regular sporting activities to people with an intellectual disability. Special Olympics Australia relies on the support and generosity of individuals, volunteers and businesses to operate its programs for disabled athletes.

Grab your girlfriends, work colleagues, staff, clients, family and friends. It’s time to treat the special women in your life with a lunch they will always remember. Tickets can be purchased for tables of 10 for $850 or individually for $90 per person.

The magical Mother & Daughter Inspirational Lunch will be held on Tuesday 7 May commencing at 12 noon for registration and networking. The sumptuous three course lunch will begin at 12.30 and conclude at 2.30.

To make your booking or to find out more, contact the team at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park on 9764 9900 or events@waterviewvenue.com.au  Or contact Fran Eustace at Special Olympics Australia on 8116 9839 or frane@specialolympics.com.au

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WatervieW in Bicentennial Park is thrilled to announce that the 2013 Australian of the Year, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, will be our very special guest speaker at the inaugural Mother & Daughter Inspirational Lunch being held on Tuesday 7 May.

Throughout her life, Ita has blazed a trail that has inspired her own generation and their daughters. At a time when most women were leaving the workforce to raise a family, Ita Buttrose worked through her second pregnancy and raised 2 children while advancing her career in the male-dominated print media industry.

At 23, she was appointed Women’s Editor of the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. In 1972 she launched the controversial magazine Cleo; in 1975 she became the youngest-ever Editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly and in 1980, Ita became Editor-in-Chief of the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs making her the first female editor of a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia.

While we share Lauren Jackson’s disappointment in being unable to attend the Mother & Daughter Inspirational Lunch as originally promoted, we are delighted that Miss Buttrose has agreed to speak in her stead. Her daughter Kate will also be attending.

All proceeds from the Mother & Daughter Inspirational Lunch will go to Special Olympics Australia – an organisation that provides weekly sporting activities for people with an intellectual disability, regardless of their level of skill.

Be inspired and enjoy the magic as you support Special Olympics Australia.

Tickets include a sumptuous 3 course lunch served with wine, soft drink and sparkling. The event begins with networking and registration at 12 noon on Tuesday 7 May with lunch commencing at 12.30 and concluding at 2.30. Tickets can be purchased for tables of 10 for $850 or individually for $90pp.

To make your booking or purchase your tickets, contact the team at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park on 9764 9900 or events@waterviewvenue.com.au Or contact Fran Eustace at Special Olympics Australia on 8116 9839 or frane@specialolympics.com.au

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Title: Mother & Daughter Inspirational Lunch

Location: Mother & Daughter Inspirational Lunch

Description: Enjoy a magnificent 3 course lunch (including beverages) in magical WatervieW in Bicentennial Park while listening to inspiring guest speakers – Lauren Jackson and her mother Maree Bennie Ita Buttrose.

Date: 07 May, 2013

Time: 12:30-14:30

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Many things are said about Sydney’s western suburbs however, there is no doubting the generosity of its residents and businesses.

This was evident at the annual Celebrate the West event held at the magical WatervieW in Bicentennial Park. While at times irreverent, Celebrate the West is an opportunity to applaud the drive, ambition and community spirit of some famous Australia’s who grew up in Greater Western Sydney. It’s also an opportunity to raise much needed funds for the San Miguel Family Centre – a safe place for families to live while experiencing homelessness.

This year’s champions included Olympic medallist Jessica Fox; businessman and philanthropist Bill Moss AM; passionate advocate of Indigenous Australians David Liddiard; Hollywood movie star Rod Taylor; rugby legend Tom Raudonikis; and a leader in providing sporting opportunities for the disabled Margot Zaska.

Also honoured were John and Jan Gollan who received the Jack Gibson Award for their dedicated and long-term support of the San Miguel Family Centre.

The Awards were presented by Aussie actor Bryan Brown AM and the Governor of NSW Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO (both proud of their western suburbs upbringing). As Bryan Brown said, “Thank God I was born a Westie. We care about each other.”

The 350 guests were treated to a sumptuous 3 course meal, once in a lifetime auction items – including the much sort after “Rome Experience” and deluxe raffle prizes. Glenn Shorrock entertained guests with toe-tapping songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. While Vince Sorrenti compered the live auction using his unique auctioneering style to generate laughter and enthusiasm throughout the bidding.

In excess of $140,000 was raised for the San Miguel Family Centre which will be used to upgrade the Centre’s residential facilities. This terrific result could only be achieved through the generosity and work of many people who donate their time, resources and money to help the San Miguel Family Centre.

Celebrate the West has been held at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park for the past 7 years and the reason is easy to see. The venue itself has a magical feel with light filled spaces, views over gorgeous parklands and ample parking for guests. Staff provide faultless customer service with each delicious course immaculately presented.

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Whether your event is large or small, business or private, holding it at WatervieW in Bicentennial Park guarantees it will be magical. If you would like to add magic to your next event, contact WatervieW in Bicentennial Park on events@waterviewvenue.com.au or +61 2 9764 9900

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This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the much loved Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park.  The park is a special place engendering precious memories including  weddings, birthdays, family gatherings, community and cultural festivities and more.

Share your Memories to Win

Have you got a story or photo to share about a visit to Bicentennial Park? From 6 March Sydney Olympic Park invites you to share your memories for the chance to win one of three major prize packages for the best story, best photo, and best combined photo and story.

Three major prize packages worth $2,349 each are on offer and will guarantee you a night to remember at Sydney Olympic Park.

Prize packages include:

  • Allphones Arena TOTAL Concert Experience for 4 people valid for any concert in 2013
  • One night’s accommodation in a 4.5 star two bedroom apartment at Quest at Sydney Olympic Park
  • A meal at Ribs and Rumps restaurant valued at $200

Five weekly prizes including High Tea at Lilies on the Park, picnic packs and free bike hire at Sydney Olympic Park are also up for grabs for the ‘memory of the week’.

There will also be a number of special events happening at Bicentennial Park in the coming months so there’s no better time to visit. Start collecting your memories now!

To enter the competition visit www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/25 and click on the competition to upload your story or photo (or both!) anytime from 6 March – 19 April 2013.

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