With the Hotels Association carrying on about community groups being allowed to sell beer to festival goers ClubsACT is cunningly offering to train up the volunteers.
ClubsACT today extended an offer to Multicultural Festival organisers to provide free responsible service of alcohol (RSA) courses for community groups participating in next year’s festival.
“Whilst there is nothing to [...]
The Australian Hotels Association is still carrying on that people had fun at the Multicultural Festival without paying their members for the privilege.
“As the leading voice for hospitality and tourism in the ACT, the AHA-ACT welcomes events and festivals that attract tourists to Canberra and boost the local economy,” AHA-ACT Branch General Manager Brad Watts [...]
Your correspondent didn’t get to the Multicultural Festival this year. Quite how I missed my favourite event of the year is a source of some confusion but it involves my girlfriend, who did go to the festival, without me. Suffice to say I’m not very happy about all that.
So I’ll just have to note the [...]
The Australian Hotels Association has a long history of trying to force Australians into a small number of horrible booze barns owned by their mates.
So it’s not surprise they’re bellyaching about Beer And Meat On A Stick Day:
Industry has expressed concerns about the double-standards being applied to the service of alcohol at Canberra’s National [...]
The Canberra Brewers Club is back at the Canberra Multicultural Festival this year. Once again we’ll be selling some great handcrafted beers courtesy of the Wig and Pen, including last year’s hit brew, The Malty Cultural.
This this year we’re also going to be conducting live brewing demonstrations.
If you’ve ever wanted to get [...]
TAMS have sent for the happy news that Beer And Meat On A Stick Day will be merry go round enhanced:
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that the Civic Merry Go Round, which was closed due to a mechanical fault, will return to regular operations tomorrow morning, Thursday 7 February 2013, [...]
The Health Directorate has announced that kava will once again be gracing Beer And Meat On A Stick Day:
“The Pacific Island community has expressed the importance of kava use to their culture. This exemption will allow Pacific Island people to observe their customs on the occasion of the National Multicultural Festival each year, ACT [...]
TAMS are making known the road closures around Civic for the 2013 National Multicultural Festival:
Only one lane along London Circuit, between Constitution Avenue and Northbourne Avenue, will be open to vehicle traffic in both directions from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday 8 February 2013. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 kilometres [...]
[ 9 February, 2013; ]
There is no day so joyous in the Canberra calendar as BAMOASD. So it’s with some joy I note the marquees are going up in Civic Square.
It’s coming up on 9 February.
The ABC reports on some FOI work on food safety which shows the Director of Public Prosecutions is getting busy with all the dodgy restaurants clobbered by the Health Protection service in recent times.
The health documents show authorities successfully prosecuted three Canberra eateries under the Food Act earlier this year.
Another 18 prosecution briefs were [...]
Official reports are that there were 260,000 people at the Multicultural Festival yesterday for the “food and dance spectacular” more affectionately referred to as “beer and meat on a stick day”.
To the delight of the crowd “chips on a stick” made its debut and indeed I thoroughly enjoyed to Lithuanian innovation of a pickle on [...]
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Australia and the Taiwanese Association of Canberra, Australia (TACA) have jointly organised four events to take part in the ACT National Multicultural Festival 2012, including the Taiwan Sublime Photo Exhibition, SEE Taiwan, Taiwanese Food Stall and Live Band Performance.
1) Taiwan Sublime Photo Exhibition
The exhibition showcases the works [...]
Joy Burch’s office has sent out a detailed map and schedule for the Multicultural Festival starting tomorrow.
Territory and Municipal Services are giving notice of the roads they’re closing for the Multicultural Festival:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the following roads will be closed from 6 am on Friday 10 February 2012 to 8 pm on Sunday 12 February 2012:
• London Circuit between Constitution Avenue and [...]
In case you’ve been living under a rock or rarely frequent Civic the 2012 National Multicultural Festival is happening this weekend.
To that end we had a media launch on Petrie Plaza this lunchtime, again bemusing passersby, but with dancers to delight.
There’s a full schedule online but the beating heart known to true Canberrans as Beer [...]
Joy Burch has announced a little something for the big hat brigade at this year’s Multicultural Festival:
Australian country music star Troy Cassar-Daley is set to wow crowds at the 2012 National Multicultural Festival during this year?s spectacular Indigenous Showcase, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch revealed today.
Ms Burch said it was quite a coup to [...]
Yesterday I got a media alert in and it was one of those things that just couldn’t be resisted.
Canberra Kung fu grandmaster Neal Hardy will tomorrow (Tuesday) give media a preview of his world record attempt at next month’s National Multicultural Festival (10-12 February), which will see him lie on a bed of nails with [...]
Joy Burch has announced another addition to Beer And Meat On A Stick Days (aka the National Multicultural Festival):
“Flamboyant costumes, pulsating rhythms and amazing dancing have long been hallmarks of the National Multicultural Festival and this year’s event is going to take that to the next level with the inaugural street parade,” Ms Burch said.
Joy Burch brings the intriguing news that Canberra’s beloved Beer And Meat On A Stick Days are going to be broadcast to the nation:
The National Multicultural Festival will reach more people than ever before thanks to significant new sponsorships with SBS and digital content provider GoConnect, ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch said [...]
Multicultural Minister Joy Burch is asking the public to put their hands up to help out on a voluntary basis at the Multicultural Festival, (aka Beer And Meat On A Stick Day or BAMOASD in these parts):
“Being involved in the Festival gives volunteers a direct role in its staging with event day positions including stage [...]
Joy Burch has the news that:
Award-winning singer Anthony Callea and leading wine industry figure Wolf Blass lead the list of big names in the 2012 National Multicultural Festival, ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch announced today.
Mr Callea has been revealed as the headline act for next February’s event while Mr Blass is the Face [...]