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CMRI Canberra Committee Annual Luncheon 2019

20/Nov/2019, Canberra Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham  

The Canberra Committee of the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) has much pleasure in inviting you and your friends to join us for a delicious gourmet lunch at Canberra Thoroughbred Park. The luncheon includes champagne, wine, punch, our famous petit-fours, as well as tea and coffee. There will be entertainment, guest speakers, auction, major raffle draw and lucky door prizes.
This year, we will have numerous stalls selling exclusively designed jewelers, handcrafted wines, home-made jams & conserves, gourmet olive oils, vinegars and soaps, upmarket aprons, exclusive French tablecloths, water colour, pencil drawings and gift cards. In addition, we will be selling our famous Christmas cakes, puddings, gingerbread, chutneys, major raffles and CMRI merchandise.


DATE: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 from 11am
VENUE: Canberra Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham
COST:  $125.00 pp
MAJOR RAFFLE:  $5.00 per ticket of $25.00 per book 
DRESS CODE: Please wear a little or a lot of hot pink!

Car Entry via 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham – please bring proof of ticket purchase; PARKING and disabled parking available; Light Rail Avaialble disembark at EPIC/RACECOURSE Station on Flemington Road; Tables and chairs will be set out in the pavilion, there are no reserved tables; ATM and Credit/Debit Card facilities available at venue

*Ticket sales close Wednesday, 13 November 2019, guest numbers are limited.
For further information, please email the Committee at




Jane Brown Pearls: exclusively designed jewellery with pearls and precious stones
Nick Spencer Wines: handcrafted red & white wines 
Beverly Wallace: homemade jams & conserves
Le Pin Parasol: exclusive French fabric tablecloths and placemats
Giardi Designs Aprons: Exclusive aprons with Swarovski crystals
PJ Creative: Watercolours and pencil drawings, gift cards.
Morella Grove: gourmet olive oils, vinegars & olive oil soaps
CMRI Christmas cakes, puddings, gingerbread and chutneys
CMRI merchandise
CMRI major raffle stall


$5.00 per ticket or $25.00 per book
Tickets available ONLINE or on the day. Online tickets can be collected on arrival.
If you cannot attend the lunch, your raffle tickets will be posted to you.
1. Buvette Bliss package (2 rooms x 1 night and 2 course meal for 4 people) valued at $900 from DOMA Hotel Group
2. Rodger Bartholomew Menswear voucher for $500 from Wendy and David Swan
3. Craft ACT gift pack from holly (value TBC)
4. Freshwater 12mm Pearl Studs from Jane Brown Pearls valued at $295
5. Zoo Venture voucher from National Zoo & Aquarium valued at $250


Jane Beer – President, Karen Ligdopoulos – Vice President, Leslie Ralph – Treasurer, Sanchia Glaskin – Secretary, Ning Clark – Equipment, Regina Neary – Equipment, Judy Barnes, Mary Constable, Marijke Creer, Koula Diamand, Carolyn Forster OAM, Nancy Ganter, Anna Giannakopoulos, Sarah Grieves, Genny Herbert, Deborah Hicks, Carolyn Hughan, Bronwyn Johnston, Katie-Jane Lubiejewski, Jane Nock, Loren Piper, Judy Shalders, Fiona Spencer, Wendy Swan, Velinka Vecchi, Effie Vlandis, Irene Vlandis, Ruth Weaver


Special thank you to Thoroughbred Park

ACT Self Storage,, Broadbean Catering, Capitol Chilled Foods (Aust), Coates Hire, Coca-Cola Amatil, Deputy Heads of Mission of Australia Spouses Club, DOMA Hotels, Florey SupaExpress, Glav Corp, home.byholly, Jane Brown Pearls, L.J Hooker, Marilyn Allen, Naked Wines, National Zoo & Aquarium, Nick Spencer Wines, O’Sullivans Waste, Rodger Bartholomew Men’s Outfitters, RSM Canberra, Screenmakers, Wiffens Premium Green Grocer