James Fallon School

The James Fallon School performed Papillon for us at 2015’s Winter Solstice. Inspired by Albury’s fight for a Headspace, and to tackle rising issues of mental health, Papillon was nominated for eight awards and won three in the State Finals. The group won Best Public Speaking, the Judge’s Choice Award and, most fittingly for the […]

Hon Sussan Ley MP

Sussan Ley has been the Member for Farrer since 2001. She advocates for rural and regional issues, and currently holds a portfolio in Parliament as Minister for the Environment. While Sussan did not live in Australia until she moved from the United Arab Emirates at age 13, she is deeply committed to local issues such […]

Mary Buckley

We were delighted to hear the talents of Mary Buckley at our 2015 Winter Solstice. Mary chose to pursue the harp as an accompaniment to her own passionate vocal performances, and also in order to participate in an orchestra. She has performed at many functions such as weddings, anniversaries, high teas, annual business meetings and […]

Nancy Rooke (Wiradjuri Elder) (1935-2019)

Wiradjuri Elder Nancy Rooke helped us in giving a Welcome to Country every year at the Solstice until 2017. In her life Nancy was always inclusive and open, a true champion for justice, and helped open the doors to conversations some may not until then have dared to walk through. First and foremost an ambassador […]

Archdeacon Father Peter Mcleod – Miller

Attendance: 2013 – current We are blessed in Albury to have such an outspoken yet sincere local priest. Father Peter has been in attendance of the Solstice since its inception, and opens every year with a prayer. We always feel Father Peter brings if not an air of holiness to our Solstice, at least just […]

Brad McEwan

Brad McEwan is an Australian television presenter and sports journalist. Formerly Melbourne’s TEN Eyewitness News sports presenter, Brad is also a dedicated beyondblue ambassador. Brad advocates for mental health awareness, destigmatization, and suicide prevention. Brad’s father and brother both having died by suicide, and his family still feels the impacts of these losses today. Brad […]

The Scots School Pipe Band

Photo Credit: @ManifeastoPhotography Attendance: 2015 – 2021 The Scots Pipe Band helps to signal the opening of the Winter Solstice every year. We are grateful to the Scots school for their ongoing participation, to the performances of the Scots Dance troupe in 2015 and 2017.