Thankyou, Yankalilla & District Lions Club

Yankalilla Area School would like to sincerely thank the Yankalilla & District Lions Club and the family of the late Brian Cain for donating money to the school to purchase an amplifier to be used as part of the schools Music program.

Brian Cain a member of the Yankalilla Lions Club volunteered at our school from 2016 – 2018 working with children twice a week as a mentor.  His ability to engage with the students and form positive relationships with them usually through music or over a game of chess was excellent.  He loved music and was a brilliant singer/guitarist/songwriter.  His true talent for music and love of children was witnessed during the time he worked in our Junior Primary. It was during that time he worked with small groups of young children encouraging them to write songs which he would put to music. The children would perform their songs to their classes with Brian on guitar.  It was a very popular part of the week and the students always looked forward to being chosen to work with Brian. He had to leave in 2016 as he developed cancer. 

Brian was awarded the Yankalilla Area School Volunteer of the year in 2020.  Brian was a very kind and caring gentleman who was quietly spoken until he burst into song with huge voice that made everyone smile and want to tap our feet to.

His memory now lives on through the schools music program.