Showcasing talent for 50 years and counting! - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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The Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod has a 52-year history of offering a place for dancers, musicians and drama students the opportunity to showcase their talents in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

The eisteddfod is run wholly by a dedicated team of volunteers and in 2023, our longest serving volunteer Margaret Redfern is celebrating her 50th year!

Margaret joined the eisteddfod team in 1973 after migrating with her family from Scotland three years earlier. Initially involved when her son David started performing in the Speech & Drama sections, she soon became assistant to the current convenor at the time, Daphne Raymond, and then took over the role when Mrs Raymond unexpectantly passed away in 2000. Margaret currently holds dual roles: Speech & Drama convener (since 2017) and president of the eisteddfod.

Margaret’s volunteering has not gone unnoticed, being named Wynnum Manly Quota’s Woman of the Year in 2021. She has recently turned 80 and still loves being involved with the eisteddfod after all those years. We would like to invite past and present Speech & Drama entrants, parents and volunteers to join us for cake to show our gratitude and appreciation for Margaret’s continued service to the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod.

Past eisteddfod entrants, volunteers and parents are invited to the cake cutting for Margaret at the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre auditorium, 241 Tingal Rd, Wynnum, on May 28 at 12:30pm.

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