LO­CAL TAL­ENT

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Held in the pic­turesque set­tings of Par­adise Palms Re­sort and Coun­try Club, mini mae­stros and tiny dancers from the Sunny Ale Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tion stu­dio ea­gerly waited for their mo­ment in the spot­light. The Show Case in Par­adise event is ex­tra spe­cial as not only have these gifted kids been pre­par­ing for their per­for­mance year but it is also to raise money for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.

It is a cause close to event or­gan­iser and Sunny Ale Mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor Suna Lau Flynn’s heart. “My daugh­ter was di­ag­nosed with leukaemia when she was only two and a half and has now been in re­mis­sion for three years,” Suna says. “The Leukaemia Foun­da­tion pro­vided help for me and my fam­ily at a time that we needed it. For me, this was a way I could give back to the foun­da­tion.”

I could see how much time and prepa­ra­tion went in to this event. Ev­ery­thing ran smoothly, which was un­ex­pected when you have a troupe of tots, the youngest be­ing only five years old. We en­joyed the peace­ful har­mony of the pi­ano and vi­o­lin.

The stand­out for me was song­ster Louise Abara. Dressed in a white tuxedo and gui­tar in hand he belted out by Vance Joy.

My take­away from this event is that Cairns has got tal­ent.

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