SA Variety Bash 2020 – Visiting KI and Emu Ridge


SA Variety Bash 2020 “KI to The Capital”

The Kangaroo Island community recently had a wonderful weekend of fun with the Variety SA Bash, 4WD & Moto Run team giving donations and good cheer across the Island as part of their tour across South Australia with 98 cars and 310 entrants and officials. How lucky is it that this event happened before our lockdown or it would have been cancelled!!


Beautiful atmosphere inside and out under the stars

There was over $100k of grant funding presented along the route in Kingscote and Parndana. These include:

❤️ KI Calisthenics Club: Travel to Adelaide for the State Championships and uniforms – $6500
❤️ Stokes Bay Community Hall: Playground rebuild- $45,000
❤️ KI Community Education Campus Kingscote (KICE): School Playground – $27,500
❤️ KI Community Education Campus Parndana: School Playground – $27,500

Bendigo Bank, funded by the generous donors of the South Australian Bushfire Appeal, have contributed $50K, matched by Variety SA, to make these projects possible.

Family Bash

Was so great having all the directors and family working together on this night

We were honored to host the Gala Dinner and presentation night at Emu Ridge. It’s the largest group we have ever catered for with nearly 300 guests visiting Emu Ridge for an evening of delicious food and drinks whilst sitting amongst the stars.

Staff Bash

Ella our manager, Nathan and Chantal

We had our awesome staff in the cafe and shop plus a great team of volunteers from Wisanger Panthers Panthers Basketball club who will receive a donation to the club, they were a team to be reckoned with well done! We had the expertise help from Mary Loo Corcoran from the Ozone Hotel Kangaroo Island, her commitment to SA Variety Bath was outstanding. Sam her Chef also volunteered his time to work in the kitchen. Words cant express our gratitude,  Sue Pierson also helping out in the kitchen & Bobby Lou family. I personally want to thank Mel my daughter who worked tirelessly to make this night a success, our Manager Ella for helping make it all run smoothly. For the first time Larry and I got to relax a bit, it was great having all the family working together. There were many more helpers to many to name you know who you are thank you, you all helped make the night a success. 🙏 what a fabulous night 🤩

We thank Maggie from Maggies Photography for taking these great pics, you can check out all the action in our album from their time on KI!


Some of our awesome staff and Panthers Volunteers on the night!