Renowned chef to be a part of 2017 Mayoral Ball
  • Monday 17 July 2017
2017 Mayoral Ball launch

A Matt Golinski inspired menu showcasing seasonal local produce along with an exciting new venue at the Sunshine Coast Airport are two major inclusions for this year’s Mayoral Ball to be held on Saturday, October 7.

Matt will showcase his significant knowledge of local produce for the exclusive menu at the black tie event while the McDermott Aviation hangar at Sunshine Coast Airport will be transformed with a vintage aviation theme which is sure to delight guests.

Sunshine Coast Mayor and SunnyKids patron Mark Jamieson said he was eagerly anticipating this year’s Mayoral Ball which is part of celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast.

“Last year’s event was a great success with around $75,000 raised to support SunnyKids as well as several other local charities," Mayor Jamieson said.

"This year the dedicated committee, headed by Karen Neuendorf, is committed to make the event even more spectacular.

“The theme for this year’s Ball is ‘the sky is the limit’ and that really fits in well with where the Sunshine Coast is heading into the future.

"It’s an exciting time to live on the Sunshine Coast but the fundraising from this event highlights our unique community spirit and commitment to support those who need it most."

SunnyKids president Karen Neuendorf said the Mayoral Ball would continue last year’s theme of elegance and sophistication with limited speeches and fundraising on the night.

"I really think we hit on a winner last year by maximising the amount of time guests had to socialise," she said.

"This year we will focus on premium food and wine and great entertainment. Guests will enjoy dancing with the big band, as well as socialising with their guests in a really unique location.

“The primary goal of the ball is to raise community awareness and important funds for the tireless work which SunnyKids undertakes on behalf of our community to support disadvantaged families and we are committed to achieving that via this year’s Mayoral Ball."

A number of partnership opportunities are still available for the 2017 Mayoral Ball.

For more information, contact Rachael Witton on 0413 436 985 or email To purchase tickets visit

Photo: Mayor Mark Jamieson, SunnyKids president and Mayoral Ball committee members Danny Buxton and Rachael Witton