The Caloundra Ball

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  • Location: Sunshine Coast Functions Centre @ The Caloundra RSL, Caloundra 4551 Queensland

The Henzells Caloundra RSL Foundation requests your company  to this very special event. With great entertainment, food and drinks, stand up comedy and live music to get the party started, come along and show your support of Caloundra.

Proceeds of the evening go to the Metropolitan Junior Surf Life Savers – Dicky Beach Juniors and Ithaca Juniors Surf Live Saving.

The Caloundra Ball
Saturday 20th August, 2011
6.30pm - Midnight
Sunshine Coast Functions Centre @ The Caloundra RSL
$1,500 per table of 10 or $150pp
(Inclusive of pre-dinner drinks, 3 course dinner, beer, wine & soft drinks)
Dress: Black Tie / Formal / Venetian Theme - Masked Ball

Carnevale, began in the ancient port city of Venice in the Middle Ages when the great squares of the city were turned over to aristocratic pageantry, public sport competitions, and performances by roving minstrels and actors. For a few hundred years the Carnevale in Venice grew and flourished with more and more elaborate costumes and lavish events. Political and religious reformers of the 18th and 19th centuries eventually curbed the excesses of this festival. By the early 20th century Venice Carnevale had stopped being celebrated altogether.

In 1981 city officials decided to revive Venice Carnevale as a reincarnation of the aristocratic festival it had once been. Characters from the 16th, 17th, and 18th -century Italian theater reappeared on the streets, along with masqueraders portraying counts and countesses and other legendary figures. Today Venice Carnevale is open to everyone and participants come from many countries and a range of social backgrounds to take on the identity of classical personages and a variety of fantasy characters. Some pay to have elaborate outfits made for them, others create their own, but many participants rent their costumes for a few brief hours. The masqueraders slowly make their way through the narrow streets of Venice and across the bridges wrapped in a thin layer of fog. Others ride through the canals in gondolas decorated for the festive occasion.

Sunshine Coast Function Centre :
19 West Terrace, Caloundra
07 5438 5800
Sunshine Coast Function Centre

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Sunshine Coast Functions Centre @ The Caloundra RSL, Caloundra

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