Mayor Val Schier and Celia Berrell at Speakers' CornerAt 2.15pm on Saturday 29th August 2009, Mayor Val Schier officially opened the new Speaker’s Corner at City Place in Cairns.  The first speaker was Celia Berrell, winner of the inaugrual “I Love Cairns” speech competition’s open category, with her speech titled The Best Of Both Worlds.

“It was a great honour to be the first person to deliver a speech from our new Speaker’s Corner” says Celia.  “The audience was really supportive, making it an exhilerating experience.”