RBF, the NSW Business Chamber and the Armenian, Eastwood, Ryde Macquarie Park and West Ryde Chambers of Commerce have pitched in together to secure a silver sponsorship at this year’s Rotary Carols on the Common on 16 December. Given that around 12,000 people are expected at Sydney’s second-largest community Carols event, this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Chamber movement and get our logos in front of a wider audience.
Vivian Yang of Business Propulsion is the marketing force behind this year’s Carols and has provided us with the artwork you see here on this page
This year’s Carols will feature star act Andrew Wishart, runner-up on the The X Factor 2011, leading a top line program of singers and musicians. This free community event will be held at North Ryde Common, Cnr Twin and Wicks Roads, North Ryde, from 5.30pm until 9pm on 16 December 2012.
According to Andrew Wishart, “Christmas is my favourite time of the year …. Can’t wait to sing at the Rotary Carols on the Common …See you all soon. “. The 41 year-old singer from Melbourne, best known for his non-pretentious style, is a crowd favourite, and regularly brings tears to the audience’s eyes with his rendition of heartfelt hits.
A great family event for young and old, there will be entertainment for all ages at the Rotary Carols. Other appearances from well known performers and public figures include MC Stephen Sim, Chairperson & Music Director Roseanna Gallo, Eleanor Taig, John Smolders, Cheryn Vlazny, Nata Forte, Mayor Ivan Petch , Leichhardt Celebrity Brass Band, Mrs Claus and Santa Claus, Avenue D Performance Studio, DJ Funk Show, TWT Queen Zoe Jane Alexiou and Tori Deadwood .
There will be plenty of stalls on site, offering BBQ food, drinks, coffee and sweets. Also, plenty of carnival rides and kids performances will keep the young entertained!
The evening finishes off with a big bang over the North Ryde Common with a spectacular fireworks display.
The Rotary Carols on the Common is an annual event that has been delighting residents of Ryde and the surrounds for almost two decades. The event is jointly organized by Rotary Clubs of Macquarie Park and North Ryde and supported by the City of Ryde, local businesses, organisations and the wider community . Proceeds go to ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) and other Rotary projects.