Caretaker convention be damned, there’s an election to be won!
Jon Stanhope has again donned his Chief Minister’s cap to announce that he’s had talks with the National Rugby League about having an important Rugby League game in Canberra for the centenary of Canberra.
State of Origin? The Grand Final?
Er no. How about the City-Country game? (yes it appears they still take place). Or maybe if we’re lucky an instantly forgotten match against New Zealand.
But wait, there’s more:
- Mr Stanhope said negotiations were continuing for several more high-profile sporting fixtures in 2013 as part of an exciting, well-coordinated program of celebrations and cultural activities.
“We have already reached preliminary agreement with Golf Australia for Canberra to host the 2013 Women’s Australian Open Golf Championship, as part of the centenary celebrations,” Mr Stanhope.
Mr Stanhope said other Centenary projects already underway include the development of a Centenary curriculum unit to teach students how and why Canberra became the national capital, a special Centenary Premium Shiraz and Riesling wines, and the creation of a new flower – the Centenary Rose and a native to mark the capital’s 100th year.
Must… keep… eyes… open…
So obviously the team working on this centenary thing need a lot of help. What would you suggest could make it worth staying awake for?
(My opening suggestions: A cricket test match, An international rugby sevens tournament, a leg of the Big Day Out. Over to you)