"Things don’t always turn out as planned, but quite often it can turn out to be a blessing."
Time reached 10:15am on Saturday, 9 August 2014 and I was anxious to get things started, before realising - it was indeed, Saturday morning. Apart from practitioners, our friends and family and of course, yours truly - who in their right mind would be as excited as us about being on time to an Open Day on a Saturday morning?
Improvisation is a beautiful thing :-)
Slowly, visitors arrived at the Centre - not by the masses - but a gentle, steady flow of people from the community. Little people (and big people) had their faces painted by local artist and musician, Nika Nemirovsky - accompanied by serene acoustic guitar sounds by Matty Witney.
Gold coin donations were offered in exchange for appointments with practitioners, which were filled back-to-back the entire day! We raised $51 for MICAH Projects. West End Natural Therapies will match that and bring the total for donation to $102. May it be of some benefit to those in need.
I would like to personally thank each and every person who helped make Open Day as pleasant and lovely as it were - bare with me, I am about to name everyone....
To all practitioners at the clinic, who worked so very hard on the day with back to back appointments - Camilla (Homeopath), Gael (Mind Body Wellness Coach), Connie (Kinesiologist) and Alexis (Remedial Massage Therapist) - it's an honour to work alongside such dedicated practitioners; To the ones scheduled to give a short talk - Jeniece (MICAH Projects), Iris (Yoga Teacher) and Jon (Counsellor) - really appreciate the time you spent in preparation and your good intentions. To Nika and Matt - so very grateful for your artistic contributions. To our kind volunteers, Katina and Cheyenne - thank you for your time. To family and friends, special mention to Mum, Dad, Warren, Geoff, Lulu, Beata, and Finlay - who in various ways supported the building of this Centre from the ground up - I am eternally grateful. And to all who attended to check out what it is we do here - hope to see you all again.
If you missed the official open day - you are welcome anytime - happy to show you around the Centre and introduce you to the wonderful practitioners here.