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About the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner

The Steve Irwin Gala Dinner celebrates the life and legacy of the original Wildlife Warrior - Steve Irwin. All proceeds from this fundraising dinner goes to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, to continue the conservation work Steve was so passionate about.

In 2013, the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner was celebrated in style at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. With 340 guests attending, all wearing a touch of khaki, over $100,000 was raised for wildlife conservation!

Our goal in 2014 is to continue to keep Steve's dream alive; to celebrate the life of the one and only Crocodile Hunter and to raise vital funds for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.

The Steve Irwin Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday 22 November 2014 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This will be a ripper of an event and we hope to see you there as we KHAKI IT together!!

Khaki is not just a colour.  It's an attitude!

Gala Dinner Event Details

This first-class evening includes a sumptuous three-course dinner, premium beverages, live performances and appearances from our guests of honour - Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin. Unique experiences and exclusive auction items will be going under the hammer throughout the evening PLUS you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our gorgeous animals on the night.

Venue:

The Plaza Ballroom
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Grey Street Entrance
South Bank, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Date:    Saturday, 22 November 2014

Time:   6:30pm

Dress:  Black tie, with a touch of khaki

Cost:   $195 each or $1,800 per table of ten

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RSVP:   Friday, 24 October 2014

Master of Ceremonies

Tim DormerTim won over the hearts of Australia with his unique and cheeky personality to be crowned the winner of the popular reality television series, Big Brother. With his recognisable crazy mane of curls and infectious positive attitude, he has become a regular radio and TV personality.

Tim loves anything wild and is passionate about wildlife conservation, studying a Bachelor of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation while working in the entertainment industry. He is a regular visitor to Australia Zoo where he has met his heroes, the Irwin family. Terri, Bindi and Robert’s amazing commitment to wildlife, along with the passionate staff at Australia Zoo and the Wildlife Hospital, inspired Tim to get involved and help the cause.

Tim's mission in life is to encourage people to believe in themselves and make a difference in their world. He is thrilled to be a Wildlife Warriors Global Ambassador!

StaceyStacey has garnered an impressive list of achievements since graduating from Queensland Agricultural College in 1983. Fresh from uni, Stacey landed her dream job with the Queensland Department of Environment as a ranger working at some of Queensland's most popular National Parks.

In 1987 she secured her first TV role as an environment presenter on the long running, Logie award winning children's program Wombat. Since then she has appeared consistently on the small screen in top children's programs including Cartoon Company, Bushbeat and seven-time Logie award winning Agro's Cartoon Connection. One of those Logies still has pride of place in Stacey's living room.

Currently Stacey is well into her 22nd year as presenter and writer on Totally Wild, regularly visiting the animals here at Australia Zoo.

Entertainment

The Australian Girls ChoirThe Australian Girls Choir (AGC) has developed a reputation for inspirational performances to audiences in Australia and around the world. Like no other choir you’ve seen before, these girls perform with vibrancy and energy, which is how they have sung their way into the hearts of thousands of people worldwide. The angelic voices of the AGC have been heard at many hundreds of public performances, including singing for Queen Elizabeth II, President Barack Obama and Ellen DeGeneres during their recent Australian visits.

Von SmithMissouri native Von Smith was most recently seen on Nigel Lythgoe's Opening Act on the E! Network, where he earned the right to open for Lady Gaga on her tour of Australia in 2012.

First introduced to the world when his version of And I Am Telling You (I'm Not going) from Dreamgirls became a sensation on YouTube, Von Smith has garnered a legion of fans and performed on some of the most celebrated stages including ABC's The View, Bravo's The Kathy Griffin Show, BET's 106th and Park, MTV News, VH1's Best Week Ever, E's The Soup, TV Azteca's La Academia (Mexico), Up Junior (China), and American Idol season 8 as one of the top 17 finalists.

When not rocking out on national stages across the country with fellow idol buddies, or performing in front of symphonies conducted by the likes of the late Marvin Hamlisch, Von can be found in the recording studio. He has just completed his first EP, On To Something, available now on ITunes. Keep up with Von at VonSmithOfficial.com.

Marty FieldsAs a Comedian, Marty Fields is a rapid-fire power station of material and one of the genuine big guns on the Australian comedy circuit. He began his stand-up career in 1985, performing in hotels and clubs all over the country.

Marty has a comedy radio show that is networked to over a 100 stations nationally. As the best-selling author of three comedy books, Marty is recognized as Australia’s authority on one-liners for every possible topic. His corporate comedy performances have been praised for the past fifteen years by regular clients such as Toyota, Coca Cola, McDonalds, Ford, The AFL, BHP, Telstra, Shell, IBM, Beaurepaires, and Cadbury.

An accomplished pianist and songwriter, Marty has produced many specialised songs, jingles and music for events, companies and individuals. He is able to add piano and vocal comedy to his stand up performances, which can often add that point of difference to an event.

Marty was nominated for a Mo Award as the best stand-up comedian in the country and in 2005 he was inducted into the Australian Comedy Hall Of Fame. Marty is also considered one of our great comedy exports. His third tour of the United States included performances in Phoenix, Chicago, Las Vegas, L.A, Dallas and a week headlining at the New York Comedy Club in Manhattan. His attention to detail as well as his ability to tailor his act content to suit all types of audiences and tastes without sacrificing laughs sets Marty apart as one of the premier corporate comedians in Australia.

Wild CardWild Card is one of Brisbane's most sought after corporate groups, comprising of exceptional vocalists and musicians. They perform great dance and party songs from artists such as the Bee Gees, Leo Sayer, The Doobie brothers, Katie Perry, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson and Beyonce to name a few.

Musical directors Vic Kena and Rob Flay (The Pressure) work with Wild Card each week to ensure that their audiences leave the shows both exhausted and satisfied.

Wild Card is one of the grooviest dancing rhythm sections in town complimented by sax, keys, percussion and guitar. Their music covers almost every style to suit any occasion and is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

Guests of Honour

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin