Community Forum: Inner North – Healthy Communities Initiative (29 June 2010)

If you provide, participate or want to participate in physical activities in Inner North Canberra and/or love foods that build a healthy body, you are invited to attend this event. We need your feedback about what’s needed in inner north Canberra to support a healthy lifestyle. DATE: Tuesday 29th JUNE 2010 TIME: 9.30 am – 2 pm VENUE: GRIFFIN CENTRE Room 6, Genge St. Canberra City Morning tea and light lunch will be provided AND free ‘Healthy Food Fast’ Cookbooks to the first 50 RSVP’s RSVP and more details from Lynne Ph: 6207 8738; email: lynne.prentice@act.gov.au

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Call for applications – 2011 ACT Festival Fund (closing 05 July 2010)

The ACT Government is inviting applications to the ACT Festival Fund for festival activities that take place in 2011. The ACT Government, through the ACT Festival Fund, supports a diverse range of festivals that reflect the wide range of community interests and activities that enrich the experience of living in Canberra. The ACT Festival Fund is highly competitive and applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with Special Events staff who will be able to provide assistance with your application prior to its submission. Appointments are essential by contacting Rebecca Gaukroger on 02 6205 7141 to book a time.

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Mother's Day Party in the Park 2010 (09 May 2010)

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services as part of their ’round town initiative is hosting the ‘Mother’s Day Party in the Park 2010’ event which will feature an amazing stage show line-up: Date: Sunday 9 May Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm Where: Glebe Park, Canberra City Cost: Free Event Celebrate mum’s special day with a fun family outing in one of Canberra’s most beautiful urban parks. There’ll be market stalls, special giveaways and pampering opportunities for mum. The packed program includes:

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ACT Policing: Police to focus on underage drinking at Skyfire

ACT Policing will be targeting underage drinking and anti-social behaviour at Skyfire tomorrow night (Saturday, March 20), with parents urged to be aware of their children’s whereabouts at all times. An estimated 130,000 people attended last year’s Skyfire event over Lake Burley Griffin. Of the large crowd, only one adult male was lodged in the Regional Watch House for being intoxicated and disorderly in a public place. However police detained approximately 40 juveniles for intoxication and/or underage drinking. These minors were held in temporary youth detention areas at the venue, and parents were called to collect them from the event.

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Consultation: Review of ACT Government Events and Festivals (closing 30 June 2010)

The ACT Government has engaged Peter Loxton and Associates Pty Ltd to review the ACT Government’s events and festivals. This review will provide the opportunity to explore the economic and social potential of events to the ACT and identify a unified vision for events and festivals in Canberra that reflects the essence of Canberra’s values, attributes, and experiences. It will also consider Government and business partnerships, as well as the most effective organisational arrangements for delivering the ACT Government’s events and festivals strategies. If you are involved in the events and festivals sector and are interested in attending a Stakeholder

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Grand Party in the Park (21 March 2010)

The Grand Party in the Park is a free event for grandparents, grandchildren, friends and family and will feature live entertainment, children’s activities, stalls and tasty food – a fun day out for all ages! Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm Venue: Glebe Park, City Date: Sunday 21 March

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Consultation: Review of ACT Government Events and Festivals

The ACT Government has engaged Peter Loxton and Associates Pty Ltd to review the ACT Government’s events and festivals. This review will provide the opportunity to explore the economic and social potential of events to the ACT and identify a unified vision for events and festivals in Canberra that reflects the essence of Canberra’s values, attributes, and experiences. It will also consider Government and business partnerships, as well as the most effective organisational arrangements for delivering the ACT Government’s events and festivals strategies. If you are involved in the events and festivals sector and are interested in attending a Stakeholder

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Downer's 50th Birthday Celebration (27 March 2010)

The Community is invited to Downer’s 50th Birthday Celebration! Time: 10 am to 3pm Date: Saturday 27 March 2010 Venue: Downer Community Centre and Oval Frencham Place Downer Activities for everyone: exhibitions, stalls, choirs, bands, drummers, jugglers, and lots of good food. Deputy Chief Minister Katy Gallagher will open the Heritage Walk. Downer resident Senator Kate Lundy will launch new book on the history of the suburb. For more information please contact Chris Paterson ph: 62628454  email: paterson2@webone.com.au

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