Across Australia this week the Red Cross celebrates its 100th birthday. Here in Cairns, the local branch wants you to join the party – at Fogarty Park, on the Cairns esplanade, from noon Saturday May 3rd for the Picnic in Paradise.
It’s an old-fashioned family day out with food, live music, to celebrate a very proud history of a century of service to the communities of far north Queensland. Among other things, there will be live performances from the Cairns Concert Orchestra, Cairns Chamber Ensemble, and the Cairns Concert Orchestra. And we’ve put together a very 21st century musical tribute to the local Red Cross branch, we’ll play it a couple of times during the afternoon. We’ve borrowed the massive Psy hit Gangnam Style, and turned it into Red Cross Style.
Red Cross Style is the work of the very talented trio of Cairns State High School students, Daniel Walker, Denzel Kennedy & John Tikitau, who very kindly volunteered their time to make their recording debut in support of the Cairns branch of the Australian Red Cross.