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Australian Bushfire Fundraiser and Melbourne Cup Event

  • Nov 4, 2013 · 7:30 PM

As we all know Australia always has problems with bushfires and the last week or so there has been some major ones along the east coast from South QLD down to Victoria.

The fires themselves take their toll but the cleanup afterwards is also a hugely costly affair.

On behalf of all the Australians living in the Chicagoland area we would like to organise a fundraiser that will coincide with the running of the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Unlike the timing of most Aussie sporting events that we can't watch due to time differnce, The Melbourne Cup will actually screen at 10:15pm. So perfect timing.

We are working out the details over this weekend but wanted to alert you of the date, location and time and some basic details now:

There will be:
- Live screening of the Melbourne Cup on multiple TV's
- Aussie Food (meat pies, Sausage rolls, lamingtons etc)
- Aussie Beer and Wine (Cooper's Beer)
- Raffle/Auction Prizes inc 2xBulls tickets, wine basket, $75 Lyft credit, Meat tray etc
- Melbourne Cup Sweeps Draw
- Live music (hopefully)
- Fashions on the Field (Fancy hat/best dressed competitions)

Please respond to this invite and if you are bringing people so that we can get a fair idea of numbers. Below is the Facebook link with more details.!/events/[masked]/

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  • Damien

    Great night, raised about $1500 for the bushfire victims back in Australia. Good times with great people. The meat pies and sausage rolls were great, thanks Fiona.

    November 5, 2013

  • Fiona R.

    Awesome night !

    November 4, 2013

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