First Twilight Tea

DM abseiling off the Science building

Concordia’s Carnival Day, held on a Saturday in March, was one of the community and fundraising highlights of the year, especially during the 1980s. Apart from the usual stalls, more exciting attractions which drew in the crowds included a dunking machine in the quad, dodgem cars on the courts and a fairground ride on the oval.

By the late 1990s it was time for a change of direction. The first Twilight Tea, held on Friday, 7 March 1997, was organized by the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association.

Besides an international food theme of Italian, Greek, Lebanese and Serbian cuisine, traditional Aussie food was also available, as well as plant and white elephant stalls. The following year, in 1998, one of the most eye-catching sights was the chance to abseil off the Science building. The photo shows Mr David Modra in action. 

Funds raised from the first three Twilight Fair events contributed to the purchase of fittings in the Sports and Recreation Centre which was opened on 6 June 1999.

Jenni van Wageningen