Tunarama Ambassador Quest

One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

2019 Tunarama Ambassador Crowned ~ Congratulations Damien Burner, Tunarama Ambassador 2019!! Damien was sponsored by Port Lincoln Travel and Cruise and raised funds for Community House.

<< Back to 2009

Emma Louise Roberts

My name is Emma Louise Roberts, my sponsor is Lincoln Employment Services/Employ SA, and my chosen charities are the Lincoln Special School and Riding for the Disabled.

I was born in Cleve and brought up on the farm at Tooligie Hill that my grandfather settled as a Soldier Settler block in the early 1920’s. I attended the Lock kindergarten and Area School until I went away to Adelaide for secondary school at Walford.

Cooking has always been an interest and after secondary school I attended TAFE to do a Commercial Cookery Course, being involved in the first ever Long Lunch at the Navigators Motel and also achieving a place in the “Mystery Box” Cook Off at TAFE in the following year. Starting “Emma’s Mobile Kitchen” catering for stall holders at Agricultural Field Days at Cleve, Paskeville and Kapunda, gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of people and learn some business skills while having a lot of fun. My interest in catering has led to my involvement with several large catering events locally since moving to Port Lincoln from the farm in 2000.

Currently I am doing a Diploma in Children’s Services by Distance Education and hope to finish these studies by the end of the year. I enjoy interaction with the children and would love to be involved in care respite, so that parents and their families can have some time out when they need it. I have also helped out as a co- coordinator for the annual Parents Retreat for the Challenge Group for parents of special needs children.

In the last 14 months I have been through a lot of personal changes and challenges. I really believe that taking part in the Tunarama Quest will give me the opportunity to grow personally, learn new life skills, meet new people and learn more about our Community and its many attractions.  I see Port Lincoln as one of South Australia’s “Best kept secrets” with a huge potential for growth in tourism in the future.

I am looking forward to being involved with the “Special School” as I believe the school is an essential part of the lives of the students who attend. The school teaches essential life skills for their students which enhances their lives as well as provide a safe learning environment for the students.

My early interests included Pony Club, and attending Zone Schools around the Eyre Peninsula and has made my other charity ~Riding for the Disabled~ a natural choice as it involves the children I am interested in and my love of horses. The benefits for the people enjoying the riding program and the sense of achievement they experience is valuable for their self esteem and confidence. I am looking forward to being involved with both charities and thinking of “fun” and interesting ways to fundraise for them.

Entering the Tunarama Quest will cap off an incredible 18 months for me, improve my confidence and most of all I know I will have an amazing time.

Emma Louise