3rd Global Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Congress

 Welcome Reception

Date | Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Time | 5:00pm
Venue | Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park (formally known as Sheraton on the Park)
Cost | Complimentary for full registrations. 
Additional Tickets $65pp
Following on from a day of congress sessions, the welcome reception is a great opportunity for all delegates to meet with old friends and make some new ones whilst networking with our industry partners.
Drinks and canapes will be served.

Gabi Vella
We are delighted to have CanTeen Youth Ambassador Gabi Vella joining us as part of the Congress Welcome Reception.

Gabrielle Vella originates from rural NSW, Tamworth. She connected with CanTeen when her mum was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2012.
Her musical abilities are well known in the CanTeen world and more recently the Sydney scene has been treated to her talents where she performs at the Newtown Hotel.

Songstress Gabi will playing an acoustic set as part of the relaxed atmosphere of the Welcome Reception.
Rachel Woolley
20 year old Rachel is in her third year of a Bachelor of Music at the University of New South Wales.

Half-way through her year 12 studies in 2015, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma. After months of treatment including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she relapsed the following year with the same disease. After going through more chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, she is now 2 years in remission!

Rachel began learning piano at the age of 6 and flute aged 8. She quickly decided at an early age that music is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She has achieved her Certificate of Performance (AMEB) in both Piano and Flute and attended high school on a music scholarship.

Rachel is currently a member of the UNSW Orchestra playing both flute and piccolo and also works part-time teaching students piano, flute and singing. She enjoys spending her free time seeing live music gigs with friends. As part of the Welcome Reception, Rachel will be treating us to a beautiful solo flutist performance.

Joining us as part of the welcome reception to showcase local Australian products: 

As part of the welcome reception, the wonderful Tamburlaine Organic wine team will be bringing their cellar door to the Congress to showcase their local (Hunter Valley & Orange) wines for tastings and purchases too:

Tamburlaine was established in 1966 by Dr Lance Allen in the Hunter Valley. In 1985 the winery was purchased by a small group of friends and relatives (led by Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Mark Davidson) who has built his long-term winemaking philosophy based on contemporary organic practices, both in the vineyard and the winery. While the winery started on a modest 14-hectare vineyard in the Hunter Valley, Tamburlaine Organic Wines expanded in Orange in the late 90s and now comprises of over 200 hectares of organically farmed vines.

In keeping with Contemporary Organic principles, all Tamburlaine properties strive to optimise organic matter and promote biological soil health and beneficial biodiversity. As part of our commitment to organic wine production, our winery is certified under the Australian Organic and Biodynamic Standard and goes through an annual audit to ensure that we comply with the standard. From 2016,we have removed the use of animal proteins (eggs, milk or fish) traditionally used throughout the industry, from our winery and our wines, making our wines not only certified as organic, but Vegan friendly too.