The Liquor Stores Association of Western Australia (LSA WA) has welcomed the return of its Sundowner on the Swan event.
This is the second time the association has hosted a Sundowner event of this kind and it has again been dubbed a great success. More than 100 people turned out for the last day of summer despite the grey weather, with good representation from retailers, suppliers and government officials. This included WA Liberal Leader Libby Mettam MLA and Minister Paul Papalia CSC MLA, who gave an address on behalf of the WA Premier.
This year the event again had OzHarvest WA as its charity partner, and raised enough money to provide 3000 meals for those in need. It was an especially great outcome to come so close to Easter, a time when many families find it tough to make ends meet.
Peter Kapsanis, Media and Government Relations Manager for LSA WA, said the Sundowner provided a great atmosphere for the industry to come together in a laid back setting.
“Overall it was hugely successful, despite the gloomy weather… it gave LSA members the chance to see what the association is doing for the benefit of our 300 members across the state, to broaden our horizons and add more value for them,” Kapsanis said.
“Our aim is to do good and paint the sector in a positive light, and we do that year on year.”
The 2023 Sundowner was supported by LSA WA partners including Lion, Containers for Change, WA Energy and Bendigo Bank. Kapsanis said the involvement of these partners helped “elevate the event to a whole other level,” with feedback so far really positive and encouraging.
See what some of the sponsors had to say in the video wrap up of the event.
Flick through the gallery below to get a look inside the event.