You’re the Stars Fundraising Dinner

13 June 2020
QT Canberra
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We hope you are keeping well and safe in these surreal and unprecedented times.

Over the past weeks we have been monitoring and assessing the rapidly changing and escalating circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic within the Community. We have taken a responsible and caring approach and have been liaising with not only our venue, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and other relevant authorities. 

We have seen the COVID-19 situation affecting the health, well being and economy in the local region, heard that current expectations that Australians could have their lives disrupted for an extended period of time, witnessed social distancing measures implemented and impacted by yesterday’s new restrictions in relation to non-essential gatherings.

We have a responsibility to the health, wellbeing and safety of the entire Dainere’s Rainbow family; which encompasses our Committee, guests, sponsors, other supporters and the wider community and in light of all of this we have had to make an extremely difficult but proactive decision…………………………

We are absolutely devastated and have truly heavy hearts as we announce that The Dainere’s Rainbow ‘You’re The Stars’ Gala Fundraising Dinner to be held on 13th June 2020 has been POSTPONED until the new date of Saturday 19th June 2021. 

Those who have made QT Canberra room bookings through the discount offer will need to contact QT Canberra directly in regards to their bookings. We have reached out already to those who made bookings, took up Partnerships or contributed items for the event.

We believe that the disappointment and challenges that we have all faced this year will come to an end and through such adversity we can only all walk ahead much stronger, with more conviction, a deeper passion and with a renewed spirit of hope. 

The research team working so tirelessly and who rely heavily on the funds we raise through events like this and the children and families that we are bringing hope for will all need us more than ever in the coming year. 

Dainere’s words ‘You Have To Go Through A Storm To Get To A Rainbow’ are so relevant in these times and after this catastrophic storm, we will see the most splendiferous rainbow.

Your support means far more than any words can express.

Please Save The Date for Saturday 19th June 2021 for special evening at QT Canberra.

We are all united on a journey: we are a fellowship travelling together to find a cure for paediatric brain tumours. Join us for a night of glitz and glamour where you are the Celebrities at the Dainere’s Rainbow ‘You’re The Stars’ Gala Fundraising Dinner 2020 to raise awareness and funds to give every child diagnosed with a brain tumour the hope of a future.

When:                   Saturday 13th June 2020

Time:                    Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm start

Where:                  QT Canberra, London Cct, Canberra City

Dress:                   Dress as your favourite star – Movie, TV, sports, music etc. or glamorous

Tickets:                $162 per head or $1600 for table of ten

The evening includes:

  • Antipasto Platter (Entrée), Alternate Mains and Alternate Desserts and 4 Hour QT Drinks Package
  • Coffee Cart for variety of coffee purchases
  • Live Band and other Entertainment
  • Raffle
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Lucky Door Prize
  • Wine Bags
  • Special Surprises and More!

How to get involved – Partnerships

We invite you to become a valued supporter of the 2020 Dainere’s Rainbow ‘You’re the stars’ Gala Dinner, our premier annual fundraising event. Click here for details on how you can become a partner.

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Download the booking form below, complete, scan and send with your payment details to

QT Canberra

A unique luxury hotel steeped in Australian political history, QT Canberra brings bold design, irresistible menus and a little cheek to the capital. Located in the innovative cultural precinct of New Acton, the former Lakeside Hotel has been home to many a handshake deal and late night chitchat. The hotel’s personality comes from its daring contemporary art and cutting-edge design, while opulent guest rooms and hidden bars complete the luxury experience. Home to a strong service team, award-winning restaurant Capitol Bar & Grill, and incredible event spaces, QT Canberra has you covered with everything you need in the Nation’s Capital.

Click here for details on Guest Special Rates Accommodation Offer.

Our Platinum Sponsor – GroupOne

Group One is a privately owned civil construction company operating in Canberra and surrounding region for last 10 years. We have successfully delivered quality projects like residential subdivisions Moncrieff West, Forde, Bonner, Casey, Coombs, Wright and are currently working on Denman Prospect and Throsby. We also specialize in bulk earthworks and civil infrastructure.

We live by our values of commitment and quality, ‘Civil construction, done well.”


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Rolfe Property Services has provided commercial cleaning services in Canberra for the past 29 years.

As a family owned and operated company, we employ close to 150 staff and undertake cleaning at some of Canberra’s most prestigious and iconic sites including National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, High Court of Australia, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, The Treasury and Old Parliament House.

Rolfe Property Services provide commercial cleaning in Government institutions (Commonwealth and local) and private enterprise including services like high pressure cleaning, high rise window cleaning, carpet steam cleaning, hygiene services, waste management and graffiti removal.


GENLEC Australia provides a complete package of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering maintenance services and products to asset managers, the broadcast industry and other diverse industries. Our office is situated in Queanbeyan, Australia. We are a 100% Australian owned business with experience in projects in Australia, Africa, Korea, Malaysia and Japan.

Our experience in many technical fields has the advantage of good knowledge of interfacing between different engineering technologies and is of great benefit to our clients. Clients find our collective experience and formal qualifications in electronics, electrical and mechanics provides cost effective long term outcomes. We pride ourselves on our efficient analytical faultfinding processes on many systems.


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If you are looking for a locksmith service or solution, look no further. CLASS Locksmiths provide Complete Lock, Key, and Safe Services. We are locally owned and operated. And have been serving Canberra and surrounding regions for more than 30 years. So you are in highly dependable hands that care about your security needs and your peace of mind. Our customers include private individuals as well as public and private sector organisations (large and small).


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For more than 25 years, “CityNews” has proudly been an independent, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Our audience of affluent, politically conscious, community focused, high-quality readers turn to the trusted “CityNews” for its weekly news, opinion, arts, socials and lifestyle pages. Backed by Canberra’s best columnists, “CityNews” delivers diverse opinion and commentary, an offering that has readers loyally seeking out our glossy, free magazine across town at hundreds of strategic and convenient locations. Readers can also visit our website for free, breaking local news.

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Michael Bower is an experienced and vibrant MC who has been hosting Charity Events, Private Functions and Wedding Receptions for over 30 years. He is also a Registered Marriage Celebrant. His style melds energy, with a keen eye for detail, to masterfully entertain and inform guests with an on-schedule and seamless delivery.

He is sought after to MC events all over Canberra and the region. He has a very personal touch in his approach and is always focused on ensuring that everyone enjoys themselves. The one thing that’s going to ensure your event is a hit is by hiring the right MC. Someone who is an expert at understanding your focus and knowing what is important to you. Michael Bower is that MC.


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Jeremy is now in his 22nd year of real estate in Canberra region – the best part of his working life! However that’s not what sets him apart from his fellow real estate agents, far from it – you see, Jeremy exudes a vital enthusiasm and energy – and that is what sets him apart.

What Jeremy’s clients love most about him is his dedication to wholeheartedly servicing their needs throughout the selling and buying process. His philosophy is simple – ‘whether you’re selling or buying, the experience should be a pleasure’.

Jeremy has lived in Canberra most of his life and knows our city extremely well – an invaluable asset for his clients. Jeremy’s commitment to ethics, client-focussed values and outstanding customer service will ensure you enjoy a smooth ride through your real estate transaction, and his long list of satisfied clients are testament to this – many are repeat business and referrals, the highest accolade a salesperson can receive.

Jeremy is a keen motorcyclist and enjoys the odd weekend away exploring different regions throughout Australia.

It is Jeremy’s many years of experience that gives Jeremy the empathy to connect with clients who are going through the process of buying or selling real estate and finding the right properties to suit his clients’ needs.

If you’ve been looking for the right agent to sell your home, Jeremy can take the worry out of it for you.


Jules Mariani is a professional musician with over 40 years experience in the in-dustry.

His career spans back to the late 1970’s starting off in Sydney-based bands such as Abraxas, Azure and The Brix, playing at many of the local venues around Syd-ney and the metropolitan area. He progressed though the 1980’s and early 1990’s to bands such as The Lonelyhearts and The QV’s. During these years, he supported many of the major acts of the time including Sherbet, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Crowded House, Dragon, Mental As Anything and Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons to name just a few. In fact, INXS were the support to The Lonelyhearts at the Manly Vale Hotel in Sydney in their very early career (not long after changing their name from The Farriss Brothers).

In the mid 1990’s, Jules joined Sydney band The Beatnix (a Beatles tribute band), and whilst guitar is his instrument of choice, he performed the role of Paul McCart-ney (albeit right-handed) on bass guitar and shared lead vocals. This role lasted for approximately two years after which time a left-handed bassist was found, and Jules was promptly moved to the role of George Harrison for the remaining eight years of his tenure.

During his time with The Beatnix, he has performed in excess of 800 shows/gigs all over the country – some of which were alongside 20-40 piece orchestras at such venues as the Darling Harbour Aqua Shell in Sydney, the Davis Cup Opening at the Sydney International Tennis Centre in Homebush, Stadium Australia (in front of over 100,000 people) for the 1999 NRL Grand Final half-time entertainment, Taronga Park Zoo Twilight Series events and many others, as well as overseas corporate events. He has also appeared on Channel Nine’s The Midday Show hosted by Kerri-Anne Kennerley.

Since then, Jules has ‘quietened down’ somewhat, and for the last ten years has been playing solo shows at local pubs and clubs as well as various functions, Christ-mas Parties and the like. With his microphone, guitar, backing tracks and a wide-ranging repertoire in hand, he now enjoys the intimate nature of solo work.

Jules looks forward to possibly working at your venue in the future, and can be con-tacted on “0419 224903”, or by email at “”. He also has a presence on Facebook and YouTube @ “Jules Mariani Music”.

Eclipse Lighting and Sound

Eclipse Lighting and Sound, a Canberra based business that services up and down the east coast of Australia. Supplying audio, lighting, screens, stages and more for any type of event you can imagine. The team at Eclipse are experienced, flexible and ready to make your event a success. From the very large to the very small, Eclipse do it all. If you need AV services for your next event, we highly recommend speaking with Eclipse Lighting and Sound.


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With more than 15 years in the wedding and event industry in Canberra, there are very few who have more experience than Kathy and her team.  With creative flair and an eye for detail, Ivory Hollow Events will turn your dreams into a gorgeous reality – envisioning beautiful candy bars and decorating your event with ease.

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Dainere's Rainbow is a not for profit organisation - 100% of all funds raised or donated go to paediatric brain tumour research at Sydney Children's Hospital
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