Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” And such was the collective attitude of those who attended the CACC’s recent Melbourne Mixer, hosted by Piper Alderman in Melbourne on Tuesday, 30 May.
The Melbourne Mixer brought together those who had expressed a keen interest in championing the CACC’s mission in the Melbourne market.
On the night, Brian Hansen, CACC Director and President welcomed the group of approximately 25 Melburnians by sharing highlights of the CACC’s history as well as the vision for the organisation. “In particular, the importance of building and, fostering business opportunities between Australia and Canada, from the Melbourne perspective,” Brian said.
Also welcoming the group was Melbourne-based CACC Director, Mike McGrath. “In establishing the CACC’s presence in Melbourne, we, as a non profit organisation have faced and overcome a number of challenges. The presence of all of you here tonight is testimony to the CACC’s future success in the Melbourne market.
Having arrived from Canada just hours before the gathering were special guests StopConcussions’s Co-Founder and Ambassador Kerry Goulet along with Toni Mill, StopConcussions’s Logistics & Player Relations.
The evening was rounded out by Melissa Wharton, CACC’s General Manager, Secretariat, “Since our call out for volunteers at our event last December, we received considerable interest from a number of people Melbourne, who have really propelled the Board’s approval of the Melbourne branch. And, I am just delighted to personally meet this great group of local leaders who are committed to supporting the work of the CACC in Melbourne,” she said.
The next step in the evolution of the CACC’s presence in Melbourne will see the Melbourne Committee formally coming together in July. “I look forward to sharing news about the great progress of the Melbourne Committee in the months to come,” said Melissa.