Opal Kawana Waters
Aug 27, 2019 7:00 AM
Rino Canto - General Manager
Opal Kawana Waters

My name is Rino Canto, My wife Melissa & 2 Sons have lived on the Sunshine Coast for some 10 years now. Over the years I have worked in a few different roles mainly in the Hospitality Industry, I started in the Industry in 1988 working at the Mayfair Crest in Brisbane this is where I did my Food & Beverage apprenticeship. From there I have worked in various hotels including Dunk Island Resort . More recently I was worked with Rydges Hotel & Resorts most of my time with them I was in Brisbane as Executive Assistant Manager then moved to Hobart Sydney and the Sunshine Coast at This Property working for Norm & Lindy Proven as General Manager. After the sale of the resort I moved up to Twin Waters Resort as General Manager of The Sebel.

In 2018 I saw an opportunity to bring my skill set into an industry that mean a lot to me as it is one where I can give back to the community by caring for people who have over the years cared for us. This is when I decided to join Opal Aged Care at their new Home at Birtinya. 

Opal Kawana Waters is a large home that has been built with quality living in mind. Looking at the home it is essentially a Hotel, featuring a Commercial Kitchen, Laundry, Café, Hair Salon and open space. We have individual rooms all on suited. The living spaces have vast lounge areas, activity rooms and media rooms. A veranda on each level overlooking the canals, Glasshouse Mountains and is in walking distance to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.