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2014 ACT Asthma Consumer Survey

By 18 April, 2014

We would like to invite you to participate in the 2014 ACT Asthma Support Network (ASN) Survey being conducted by TNS on behalf of the ASN.
The purpose of the research is to gain detailed information regarding peoples’ experiences of asthma and linked conditions in the ACT.
Results of the survey will help the ASN in developing [...]

Belconnen Community Council – April Forum: Old Belco photos, Jamison Inn redevelopment & Belco Town Centre ‘desired character’

By 14 April, 2014

[ 15 April, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The April 2014 Community Forum for the Belconnen Community Council will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 15 April 2014
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

A pre-DA consultation will be presented by Warwick Dunstone from the dezignteam on the revised plans for the old Jamison Inn site. Now known as Macquarie Park, the earlier plans [...]

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot: Australian earth science photography competition

By 14 April, 2014

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot photography competition is now open.
Geoscience Australia is looking for a collection of photographs that show the beauty of our great southern land. The image can be anything from an unusual land formation, a link to our dynamic planet or even your favourite landscape. We are encouraging entrants to be as creative [...]

North Canberra Community Council public meeting 19 March

By 19 March, 2014

[ 19 March, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.

Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]

Pregnant during a bushfire? Help out a PhD…

By 6 March, 2014

Because bushfires are becoming more prevalent, it’s important to understand what their effects are and what support pregnant women may need during bushfires. A PhD candidate at the ANU is studying the impact of the 2003 Canberra Fire and the 2009 Black Saturday fires on pregnant women. She is seeking participants who were pregnant during [...]

Light Rail in the ACT, subject of next TCC meeting – 1 April 2014.

Hi,
Another interesting TCC meeting this month. Members and visitors were given an update on the Federal Government funding announcement to clean up Lake Tuggeranong and the results of the Clean Up effort around the Lake by an army of volunteers.  Wayne King spoke on the advice he received from the ACT Government the park on the [...]

The puck DOESN’T stop here.

By 2 March, 2014

I only started playing Ice hockey last year, having been a field hockey player for most of my life, but immediately I was taken by how close knit the Ice Hockey community is. Myself and my house mate both started playing at the same time, and were both welcomed into the fold by some of [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) update

[ 4 March, 2014; 7:30 pm; ] The TCC’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday 4th March upstairs in Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club at 7.30pm. We have two guest speakers. Linda Kohlhagen, Executive Director Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care will talk about the newly refurbished Tuggeranong Community Health Centre and Danny O’Neill of the Richmond Fellowship will talk about ‘At Risk’ youth in [...]

Gen Y, Gen X and the Baby Boomers: Working past the stereotypes

By 26 February, 2014

[ 4 March, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Canberra Rotaract would like to invite all fellow Canberrans to a seminar titled ‘Gen Y, Gen X and the Baby Boomers: Working past the stereotypes’. This seminar will explore the motivations and traits characteristic of the generations of working age, and how they can better engage to work towards common goals. This is especially useful [...]

Dads with bubs

By 24 February, 2014

Hi, I’m a first-time Dad with a 6 month old bub in Gordon. I’m looking to form (or join?) a relaxed playgroup to meet in the Tuggeranong area with other Dads with babies or toddlers. Please contact me at barginchest@gmail.com if you’re interested.

$500 reward for lost dog

By 29 January, 2014

Genie went missing after let out from the groomers in Macquarie on 3rd January 2014. We are offering a $500 reward for her safe return.
Please email sarah_meadows@hotmail.com and include a photo of our dog if you have found her. We will only be responding to authentic claims of having our dog.
If you know anything at [...]

Turner chooks taking free range to a new level

By 24 January, 2014

This just in from a reader:
There is currently a small chook scratching around the premises of Hepatitis ACT at 36 David St Turner (Next to the Polish Club).

UN Women Australia Color Run (TM) Team, “National Committee for UN Women (Rothnie-Jones)” Wants You to Run/Walk w Their Team 16/2/14, Sun

By 23 January, 2014

Consider this your invitation to UN Women Australia Team, men and women, alike:
Sunday, 16 Feb at 8AM. Commonwealth Park.
 “National Committee for UN Women (Rothnie-Jones)” is the name of the team and it will be fun, inclusive, and there will be a range of fitness so you will have team mates to run/walk with….we promise. [...]

Billiards anyone ?

By 22 January, 2014

Ok I have a confession to make.  I play competition billards.
There is a small community of players who play in fixtures organised by the Billiards and Snooker Association ACT.  There are also snooker comps.
Games are played weekly, on a handicap basis, ie better players have a higher target score. Venues are clubs with full size [...]

St Margaret’s Hackett 50th Anniversary

By 22 January, 2014

Worship Service at St Margaret’s Uniting Church, Hackett followed by Morning Tea, 10.30 AM, 2 February 2014 – open to all.

Hats, Heels and Handbags (Wanted!)

By 13 January, 2014

Verve Promotions will again present the Canberra Show Fashion Parade from the 21st to 23rd February. 
The fashion parade entitled Hats, Heels and Handbags will showcase a variety of fashion wares and promoters are searching for Canberra’s biggest, oldest, most expensive and weirdest handbags, heels and hats. 
If you own something of the sort please [...]

Missing Russian Blue Cat from Kambah

By 7 January, 2014

We have lost our Russian Blue cat and are missing him HEAPS. He is dark grey with a maroon/red collar with a bell. He went missing in Kambah near Learmonth / Meridith. We live in Stirling, so we also have thoughts that he may have made his way home towards Weston Creek.
He went missing over [...]

nightride tomorrow night (tuesday) + free bike fix workshop this weekend

By 6 January, 2014

hey guys
couple of casual cycling events this week.
tomorrow I’m organizing a nightride from belco to the city.  more social than a training ride, we will stopping along the way for a moonlit picnic.  no need to wear stretchy clothes
details via
www.bikeact.org
this weekend cyclejam is running their monthly bikefix at gormon house markets.  use some tools, get [...]

RBTs out in force already

By 31 December, 2013

Passed a substantial gathering of police at 2 PM blocking a major thoroughfare, clearly looking to get an early start to wishing as many motorists as possible a happy New Year.  
The constabulary revellers also seemed keen to share their party whistles with all and sundry.

Open Invitation to Christmas Lunch

By 23 December, 2013

Woden Community Service (WCS) is hosting a Christmas Day Lunch for people who may not have family or friends to share the festive season.
The event provides an opportunity for people who may be on their own at this time of year to come and connect with others in their local community.
Lunch is free to attend [...]

Spanish Club Narrabundah

By 23 December, 2013

The Spanish Club at Narrabundah is alive and doing well….regardless of what is being said about it. A good financial position and strong membership base.
The next major function is the New Years Eve dance with Sydney Latin band ‘BATUKA’ and dinner for $50.00, start time is 7.00 pm,  so come earlier to meett up contact [...]

Missing cat, West Macgregor

By 19 December, 2013

Our black and white cat is missing around West Macgregor. She is wearing a red/pink collar and comes to “Lucy”. This is the only photo I could find of her.

Mobile phone found in Kaleen

By 17 December, 2013

I found a Huawei phone yesterday on the footpath near Maribyrnong Primary School yesterday (16/12). We couldn’t figure out the swipe code (probably a good thing) so we’re unable to get onto any of the contacts. If you lost your phone or know of someone who lost their phone can you please email me at [...]

ACT Region Environment Awards

By 16 December, 2013

Nominate your environmental heroes. Those people that work tirelessly to protect our wild places, campaign for better environmental protections and empower and inspire others.
Awards categories are:
Group
Individual
Young Environmentalist
Nominate by the 28 February 2014 at https://conservationcouncil.org.au/events/act-region-environment-awards/
Recipients will be awarded at the ACT Region Environment Awards Evening in March 2014.

Experienced female singer wanted for reputable Canberra covers band Smooth Ops

By 10 December, 2013

Know a great female singer in Canberra interested in working with a reputable, professional, well-paid covers band?
Smooth Ops requires a new female vocalist to join two other vocalists (1 male, 1 female) to front our working pop/funk/soul covers band in 2014. We need a highly competent and experienced female singer capable of handling everything from [...]

Stolen motorbike from Bruce

By 2 December, 2013

Hi Riot ACT family,
would you be so kind as to keep an eye out for my bike and all the bits that go along with it. Stolen last night from a “secure” underground carpark in Bruce. Despite using a locksmith quality chain and lock wrapped around frame and rear wheel and locking the bike in [...]

Hazard reduction burn in Farrer tomorrow

By 30 November, 2013

From the ESA:
The ACT Rural Fire Service will be undertaking a hazard reduction burn on Yamba Drive, Farrer, tomorrow, Sunday, 1 December, 2013 from 9:15am, weather permitting.
Six heavy tankers, one medium tanker, three command vehicles and 35 personnel will conduct the burn.
The size will be approximately 3.4 hectares.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for [...]

Canberrans helping victims of Typhoon Haiyan

By 30 November, 2013

Come celebrate Christmas at the Philippine Embassy while helping to raise funds to assist victimes of typhoon Haiyan.
Canberra’s local Filipino community will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration tomorrow in the grounds of the Philippine Embassy while there’ll also be a fundraising drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair [...]

Meet the author of Blossom Possum And The Christmas Quacker at Paperchain

By 28 November, 2013

Paperchain are doing another ‘Meet the author‘ day, this time featuring Gina Newton.
Gina Newton is the Canberran author behind the Blossom Possom series.
Blossom Possum And The Christmas Quacker by Gina Newton
It was Christmas Eve down under. Koala Claws’ last stop for the night. I’m sooo hot and tired, he thought. A quick nap will [...]

Presenting Skills Workshop Opportunity

By 28 November, 2013

Ever wondered how they do it?  Those polished presenters who make it look so easy?Those accomplished speakers who move their audience?  Make the sale?  Sign up the donors?
Do you ever feel intimidated by the prospect of public speaking?
Then we’ve got the workshop for you!
Working with Nicholas Hammond (working actor, screenwriter and cast member of the [...]

Anyone missing a female spaniel cross?

By 28 November, 2013

Female Spaniel cross found a  couple of days ago.
Belong to anyone?

Invent An Event with Scissors Paper Pen!

By 26 November, 2013

For one of the last events in Scissors Paper Pen’s 2013 Program, and the very last of our SERIOUS SERIES events for the year, we want you to join us and INVENT AN EVENT.
An event about events?! Yup, mega meta.
It’ll be held 6pm to 8.30pm this Friday the 29 November at Gorman House Arts Centre. [...]

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