Canberra Cancerians Committee is renowned as being one of the most successful fundraising groups for cancer research in Australia having raised more than $2 million for the ACRF.
In addition, the Committee enjoys a n unprecedented reputation for staging THE most sought after and glamorous events on the Canberra social calendar, culminating in their annual Black & White Ball at the Great Hall of Parliament House.
Themed “South Pacific Ball 2009“ the Canberra Cancerians Ball once again promises to be an outstanding event, with an amazing ‘tropical chic’ aura. This SOLD OUT event will be held at Parliament House this Saturday, the 22nd of August.
The “South Pacific ball 2009″ invite:
“It’s a balmy tropical night with a sky glistening under a canopy of stars. Every breath of wind carries the unmistakable perfume of frangipani. Strands of coloured paper lanterns flicker to life and harried band members are finalising their numbers. Waiters in crisp jackets scurry from table to table, checking that every detail is perfect, that settings are placed with military precision. This Ball has been planned for months….nothing has been left to chance…the darkness of the conflict in the Pacific is fading and the world is looking forward. It’s a time of change, a time to reflect…a truly enchanted evening.
INVITED GUESTS US sailors, naval nurses, French plantation proprietors, military officers and their elegant wives, beautiful Polynesian women, MP’s, eccentric islanders, entertainers, and a husky voiced songstress.
STYLE SYNOPSIS It’s the conclusion of World War II. Women wear their hair in waves (all wishing they were Veronica Lake) men are expected to bring a corsage for their guests. If not in uniform men can wear either white or black tuxedos, similarly women can wear gowns or tea dresses. Remember… it’s a warm night, a night of music, of colour… and of hope.”
To read about Canberra Cancerians previous years’ balls, click here