2009: The inaugural Creativity Australia gala dinner SING FOR YOUR SUPPER took place at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.

Guest of Honour was Creativity Australia’s Patron, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and amongst over 400 guests including Hugh Morgan, Professor Allan Fels, Dr Alan Finkel, Evan Thornley, Clive Scott, Frank Cicutto, Leanne de Bortoli, Sam and Christine Tarascio and Kelly O’Dwyer (a wonderful, female candidate for Peter Costello’s seat). 

Everyone was very positive about unlocking the right side of our brains to achieve our full human potential. And we all did sing for our supper with a great deal of gusto and in good tune! The Sofitel even created a very special dessert platter to inspire our minds

Entertainment included MCs Zara and Troy, the wonderful Pot-Pourri, brilliant young pianist Stefan Cassomenos and the Royal Children’s Sings (a staff choir for the whole hospital) and Melbourne Sings. These are two choirs created by Tania de Jong to bring people together for greater wellbeing, connections and innovation skills.

Over $180,000 was raised towards programs for disadvantaged people and communities. Enormous thanks to the hard working team, supporters, sponsors and donors.