THE third Dîner en Rouge is set to shine as media personalities and entertainers throw their support behind the domestic and family violence fundraiser.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event on Saturday May 13 would coincide with Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.
“Redland City Council is proud to partner with local Zonta clubs, Soroptimist International, Rotary Club of Cleveland, Redland Foundation and other local domestic and family violence service advocates on this important event,” Cr Williams said.
“I’m delighted to announce internationally-acclaimed soprano Mirusia, the youngest winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award, will return from overseas to the Redlands to perform.’’
Guest speakers will include domestic Violence Minister Shannon Fentiman, Red Rose Foundation chief executive Betty Taylor and Maryann Talia Pau of the One Million Stars Project.
Television personalities Heather Foord and Darren Curtis will anchor the show.
Dîner en Rouge’s location will again be kept secret until the night, in recognition that domestic and family violence often occurs in secret.
Dîner en Rouge is a fundraising event for Redlanders affected by domestic and family violence that brings together guests from all levels of government, business, community groups and the public.
It includes a banquet, beverages, entertainment, auctions and raffles and will start at 5pm on Saturday May 13.
Diners will meet at Redland Performing Arts Centre, Middle Street, Cleveland, where return transfers will be provided to the event location.
Dress is formal attire with a red and white theme. Red is for Redlands and white is to acknowledge the national campaign to stop violence against women. Black tie is encouraged.
Tickets are $175 each or $1700 for a table of 10 and can be booked through the Redland Performing Arts Centre, online or by phoning 3829 8131.