The Belconnen Community Council June Public Meeting will be held at 7.30PM on Tuesday 18 June at the Community Room, above the Belconnen Library.
This months BCC meeting will, after a short discussion of BCC activities, host a presentation about supported housing in Latham.
The Community Services Directorate in the ACT Government is proposing [...]
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The CCCSC club open night is an opportunity to meet members and find out about the club, its lessons and tours to the nearby snowfields, snow camping and cross country ski gear. The club is for people of all skiing levels. The club promotes people increasing their skiing and skills, having fun, joining [...]
Jeremy Hanson, Brendan Smyth, Zed Seselja, Steve Doszpot, and Vicki Dunne are going to play netball for charity. This new sporty gang will be showing their netball skills in order to raise awareness and funds for Bosom Buddies and Lifeline Canberra.
“We’re very honoured to be participating in the game this weekend as both charities provide [...]
Andrew Barr has announced that the Stromlo Forest Park is also going to host a swimming pool:
The Gallagher Government is delivering on its election commitment to provide a new 50-metre indoor swimming pool in the Weston Creek/Molonglo area.
The Government is today announcing that land adjacent to Stromlo Forest Park has been chosen as the preferred [...]
Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT has been announced the Masters Swimming NSW (Incorporating ACT) 2012 Club of the Year at the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 18 May 2013, at Sydney Olympic Park. Roger Dietrich was also awarded the Gary Stutsel Award for having contributed the most to the advancement of Masters Swimming in NSW [...]
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Three Canberra paintballers have earned selection in an Australian squad to play a test match against a New Zealand team in Sydney on Friday 17 May. This international match is a first for the sport in Australia.
David Turner and Mark McElligott from Canberra’s Uprising and Mitch Hackett who plays for Sydney team [...]
Varsity Derby League, a Canberra flat-track roller derby league, is looking for “fresh meat” this month. And…we now train men to be players, not just refs!
So if you’re a guy and you want to have a whack at smashing dudes on the track, we’ll train you up to be a derby superstar! Our next fresh [...]
Poptop has been down the Roller Derby and sent in this report:
Hi there Riot Overlords
Here are my pics from last night’s Roller Derby bout between the Surly Griffins and the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles.
Being incredibly vague on the rules, I will not even attempt to describe the play other than to advise the Black [...]
Queanbeyan based masters swimming club, Molonglo Water Dragons are swimming for a good cause this weekend in the Canberra 24 hour MS Megaswim at the Australian Institute of Sport Aquatic Centre.
The team named the Molonglo Masters and Apprentices has so far raised nearly $4000 of the more than $110,000 that has currently been raised for [...]
The asbestos on the Mt Stromlo bike path has been there for over 40 years. It is associated with the ruins of what is locally known as the Magnetic Hut (not to be confused with The Magnetic Hut on ANU Campus).
Back in 1973 it was situated in a pine forest. You could see [...]
The ACT Government is throwing its hands in the air with the big asbestos finds on Mount Stromlo:
Investigations and rehabilitation activities regarding the discovery of asbestos containing material (ACM) found on two sections of the main trunk mountain bike trail at Stromlo Forest Park are continuing.
Testing was conducted earlier this month and the results of [...]
27 Tuggeranong Masters Swimmers competed in the 38th Masters Swimming Australia National Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from 17 -20 April 2013.
Our club had a fantastic meet with many individual personal best times and truckloads of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals brought back to Canberra. Tuggeranong finished fifth out of 96 [...]
Local foam warriors The Hundred Swords held an exhibition match on Saturday behind the National Library.
Sadly I was working all morning, but I did manage to swing by after lunch and spend some time as a spectator.
What I saw was brilliant.
The action was fast and brutal. There were feats of bravery, cunning, and strength.
How often [...]
The Economic Development Directorate has announced they’ve shut down the Narrabundah Velodrome:
The Territory has received engineering advice that the Narrabundah Velodrome is ‘unsafe for both competition and training purposes,’ this assessment included consultation advice from user groups.
Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) has a duty of care to all cycling stakeholders that currently use the [...]
The ABC has a story on concerns surrounding betting on Canberra’s football competitions:
Canberra soccer authorities have issued a warning to players and coaches to observe the game’s code of conduct following increased availability of online betting on local matches.
Capital Football says there appears to be a rise in betting on local games.
With such small betting [...]
David Bale of the Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club joined the Million Metres Club in August 2012 and was presented with his certificate and t-shirt in March 2013 at the State Long Course Championships.
The million metre award is sponsored by Vorgee and is a Masters Swimming Australia national initiative that acknowledges progress from the “learn to [...]
Fifteen swimmers travelled to Blacktown Aquatic Centre in Sydney’s West to the NSW State Long Course Championships on 24 March 2013 for a great day of swimming and camaraderie.
The weather at Blacktown was fine and sunny which was a bit different to the last couple of meets, however this meet was indoors and the last [...]
The Economic Development Directorate has announced the main trunk trail at Stromlo Forest Park has been closed by found asbestos:
All users of the main trunk trail at Stromlo Forest Park are advised that sections of this trail are closed until further notice. Pieces of potential asbestos containing material (ACM) have been found on two sections [...]
Weston Creek Soccer Club is making it known that they’re moving on the greenfields of Molonglo:
The club previously known as Weston Creek Soccer Club has unanimously voted at its Annual General Meeting to rename itself Weston Molonglo Football Club.
“This is a huge step forward for the Club,” Club President Chris Brown said.
“It signifies our expansion [...]
Any tips on places around Canberra that are good for training for obstacle course races?
For example, parallel bars, extended monkeybars, hurdles and lots of stairs.
I’m training for the Mens Health Urbanathlon in Sydney in June and don’t know where to start.
Any tips much appreciated.
Here is the Skateboarding Australia ACT Hub events calendar for Autumn.
Every event is free and all ages.
Skateboards and helmets supplied.
Come and give it a go!
Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club will be holding a super swim weekend next weekend 16th and 17th March as part of swimmers preparations for the National Championships which are being held at Sydney Olympic Park on 17th – 20th April. However it is not specifically for those competing in Sydney, as other members and visitors are [...]
Caroline Makin of the Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club has smashed 34 seconds from the 400m butterfly NSW State Record in the 45-49 age group which has been held for nearly 25 years.
The record was set on Saturday March 2, 2013 at the Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre in Campbelltown NSW. The previous record was held by [...]
[ 27 February, 2013; 6:10 pm to 7:45 pm. ] Hi all,
The Hash House Harriers are the biggest running group – and the biggest drinking group – in the world. We are known as “drinkers with a running problem”.
It’s an amazing group, although you don’t need to run (some stay behind to mind the bags) and you don’t need to drink (it seems some [...]
Norths rugby celebrates its 75th birthday this year.
I know the juniors have commemorated this year with a free t-shirt for all registered junior players (while stocks last). I am unaware of any other commemoration activity planned for this year. I know at least one old boy who is waiting to crack his bottle of the [...]
[ 23 February, 2013; ] This Saturday Adventure Racing comes to town with the iAdventure Adventure Race down near the Cotter.
Making use of natures obstacles, adventure racing is a little more mentally stimulating than most obstacle events, with team work and navigation forming the founding principles of this style of event, while teams run (or walk), ride and tube around [...]
A lot of things in this life are good fun until people start taking it seriously.
And quite why the Canberra Musicians Club is running knockout table tennis tournaments is a bit of a mystery.
But they do indeed happen and as a first round victim I can attest the standard is, if not high, then very [...]
Andy has sent this in:
For many years, the Canberra Archery Club puts on a Tournament over the Australia Day long weekend. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the club’s operation and is the first major competition held since the overhaul of the grounds
It came with this note:
With the high tech development of “Camera On [...]
Love motor racing but just can’t afford the time, space or actual cash to live out your dreams of being the next Brocky?
Maybe it’s time to consider Radio Controlled Car Racing.
We’re not talking the toys you find in K-mart. These are sophisticated machines packing technology and features similar to the real thing.
Thousands of people compete [...]
[ 8 February, 2013 to 10 February, 2013. ]
The Australia New Zealand Water Ski Challenge are putting the word out there:
Canberra will host its first international water skiing event this weekend (8-10 February) when Australia lines up against New Zealand on the Molonglo River.
The Australian New Zealand Water Ski Challenge will feature the Australian pair, 2012 “International Water Skier of the Year” Tim [...]
[ 30 November, 2013 to 1 December, 2013. ]
This has come up on YouTube and will no doubt be of interest to some of you:
Obstacle Course Racing is coming to Canberra. To be held 30 Nov and 1 Dec 13 at the beautiful Caloola Farm, the race is going to be an epic experience of mud, sweat and fun.
Sign up at: http://callofthebeast.com/
I’ve been bragging to relatives for months about how fun it is to ride a bike around Canberra and surrounds, and they’ve decided to visit the ACT and see it for themselves.
My relatives are older adults who probably couldn’t ride more than 30 minutes or so, so I wanted to ask readers of [...]