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Sunshine Coast venue CEO receives Australia Day honour

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Sunshine Coast venue CEO receives Australia Day honour
Bronwyn Edinger, CEO of The Events Centre Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, has been recognised for her contribution to performing arts in the Australia Day honours.

Edinger was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Prior to being at the helm of The Events Centre, Caloundra, Edinger has been general manager of the likes of City Recital Hall in Sydney, Bell Shakespeare and the Perth Theatre Company.

She has been overseeing the Sunshine Coast venue for a little over a year. The Events Centre, Caloundra can be hired for conferences and gala dinners, with plenary theatre capacity of up to 820 and dinner capacity for 400 guests. The Australian Event Awards were held at the centre in 2017, during the Sunshine Coast’s three-year hosting run.

“I’m very grateful to have received this award,” said Edinger.

“I come from a family who contributed to community, and I believe in the power of the arts to make a positive impact on individuals and society.

“It has been a privilege to contribute to maximising access to the arts for Australians and I look forward to increasing opportunities for people to engage with the arts on the Sunshine Coast.”

Edinger has particularly driven change in national performing arts touring, which also supports venues.

“I am very pleased and proud to be celebrating Bronwyn’s contributions to the national performing arts sector with this prestigious Order of Australia,” said the chair of The Events Centre, Caloundra, Jeanette Burrows.

“The Events Centre is fortunate to have someone with Bronwyn’s experience, knowledge, and passion to drive a thriving arts community on the Sunshine Coast.”

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