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Founders' Day Dinner

Founders’ Day Dinner in 2021 proved to be an exceptional window of fun and collegiality cutting through a wall of COVID-19 lockdowns. The classical glamour of the Myer Mural Hall in the heart of Melbourne warmed the hearts of all its guests – OWs, partners, staff and former staff alike. The annual magic of this contemporary event continues to draw enthusiasm from a really broad range of leavers, from 2020 right back to 1949 and every decade in between!

It was the perfect opportunity to hear from Principal Nick Evans (OW1985), attending his first Founders Day Dinner in-person in his current role, having appeared online at our historic FDD2020@home event, along with his wife Elly Ackland last year. President of the OWCA, Kate Evans (OW1998), introduced the Principal and welcomed the crowd. She spoke about the Association’s value and the incredible achievements of the OWCA Executive Committee and its sub-committees, including the outstanding work of David Kennedy (OW1966), Chair of the FDD2021 Organising Committee which brought us the premium event with all its very stylish elements.

Highlights included the Elsternwick Junior Choir conducted by College Head of the OWCA, Ian Thomas (OW1982), piano by Elsternwick Head of Music, Alexandra Cameron, singing sensation Nina Ferro (OW1991), DJ Jeux Croix, and of course the amazing singing of school songs by the guests themselves, whom we thank for their wonderful warmth and enthusiasm! The magic of this flagship OWCA event with its contemporary format allows for a great deal of fun, sensational food and wine, and plenty of time to catch up with friends. The stars were certainly shining on the purple carpet at  #FDD2021.

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