Cavills Corner Christened

The first Wednesday event for 2018 was a fitting time to hold the first event on the rechristened “Cavills Corner” map. For those querying the lack of an apostrophe, the map honours both Wally and daughter Sue – who was also a very keen orienteer, and who in fact dragged Wally along originally.

Wally’s other two daughters, Linda and Caroline, joined us for the event, as did 110 competitors, including some we havent seen for a while, and some new faces. We made a short speech and took some group photos, then as maps were handed out we quickly realised there was a shortage (thanks to the printers who misinterpreted instructions). In true Wally fashion, an on-the-fly solution was quickly found. People either photographed the map with their phones, or found a friend to share with, which made for a very convivial evening. There were lots of comments later about how much fun it was to “run with friends” – after all, that’s what the evening was all about. Wally would have loved it.

Oh, and next time you find yourself on the corner of Harold and Templeton Streets in Wantirna, find the second-from-the-right casuarina tree on the north side of the corner. Look up and see if you can spot a small silver plaque “Cavills Corner 2018”. Thanks Wally – you changed our lives for the better, and for that we will always remember you.

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