Gordon McIlwaine is the Chief Executive Officer of The Gateway in Mildura.
Gordon has been in the industry for 40 years running national organisations.
The Gateway has been known for many years as a friendly Mildura pub and family restaurant, on Fifteenth St.
Today we are talking specifically about the new Café / restaurant / bar / and the semi fine dining restaurant called Verde, and an al fresco dining location.
Debbie Halliwell is the owner of The Garden of Hope.
The Garden of Hope is a great family tourist attraction in Mildura, by Lake Hawthorn.
The Garden of Hope is for people of all ages and walks of life to come and relax, have some fun, games, a mini golf course, playground and activities, kiosk, souvenirs, coffee, snacks, light lunches or just wandering the gardens to read the inspiring quotes or even have a special function here.
It is a Not-for-Profit Community Care organisation and Charity, where the owners are very concerned at the number of people who struggle with depression, hopelessness and want to give up on life because of no hope. So they created beautiful gardens using everyday things of life to create something visual, to convey a deeper meaning of life.
There is also a most beautiful large 4 bedroom Bed & Breakfast Lake House available for those wanting a peaceful retreat by the lakes edge among prolific bird life.
Debbie has a big dream and HOPE that this place will somehow be an inspiration to all, that no matter who you are or whatever your situation, that you can step out and dare to do the impossible. She believes that inside every person is something great that needs to be discovered.
ENTRY is by Donation to help with running and ongoing development costs.
Opening times are Thurs-Sat 10 am - 4pm or booking.
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