Johnsonville Club’s special celebration of being part of the worldwide network of RSCDS dancers for 50 golden years on 20 August 2016 was a wonderful success.
Thank you to all – to President Kristin Downey for all the hard work she did organising the member’s dinner and the wonderful dance, to Rod Downey for his programme and MC’ing, Elizabeth Ngan and her team for managing the dinner and supper, to our band of Peter Elmes, Lynne Scott, Aileen Logie, Don McKay and Hilary Ferral, to all the dancers from around New Zealand who joined us and to members of our club and friends for setting up the hall and cleaning up.
The smiles and laughter throughout the evening said it all – it was an extra special occasion.
A great turnout
At Johnsonville’s big 50 Golden Years Celebration at Karori Recreation Centre on 20 August 2016, an enthusiastic crowd of around 150 people lined up for the Grand March, inspired by the music of five pipers and a drummer from the City of Wellington Pipe Band.
See a full report on the evening from Kristin Downey here. Originally published in Harbour City Happenings Volume 19 No. 2 September 2016
A Golden Spectacle
Take a look at this spectacular show of selected photographs that provides a fine record of the evening. To watch the show, click the ‘Read More’ button and then use your scroll down keys to see each photo.
Watch a video by Loralee Hyde of the Grand March below:
Johnsonville Club is fortunate to have three regular photographers and videographers who capture our events in a fine array of photos – Loralee Hyde, John Patterson and Pat Reesby.
See the more formal photos here of the celebration of our 50 Golden Years on 20 August 2016 – of our club members’ dinner, those taken in the ‘golden photo booth’, of the presentations and, of course, the dancing.
There are also a number of more informal shots – taken mainly by John Patterson – of the setting up of the hall, people viewing the photo show of the club’s history, photographers hard at work, dancers meeting up with old friends and our relaxing Sunday morning brunch at Zealandia Ecosanctuary.