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A significant rugby league match to celebrate our centenary

By johnboy - 1 October 2008 26

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)

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Thumper 9:02 am 02 Oct 08

Truly awesome, without doubt…

Spitfire3 8:51 am 02 Oct 08

“How about a round of the Red Bull air racing or whatever it is?”

That would be just beyond all measure of awesome.

punkarella 2:40 pm 01 Oct 08

The bogan in me wants DESTRUCTION!Actually I’m keen on getting back to basics with the birdman rally. That stuff was great fun when I was growing up.

AG Canberra 2:08 pm 01 Oct 08

What about a V8 supercar race? What, that’s already been tried? Really?

Or how about a pikes peak style of race to the top of Black Mountain?…

Or we can be a bit logical and spend the dollars not on these one off things but use them for something a bit more enduring – like making all schools properly heated, all libraries provisioned with funds for a decent book injection, all highschool students taught how to drive properly, all people with dodgy teeth and no money having their teeth fixed, people on waiting lists operated on, something, anything that will help us into the next 100 years!

S4anta 1:24 pm 01 Oct 08

Bellerive holds about three times as many people. Cash, is the answer.

Bring back the 2CA fishing comps for the carps with the tags on em i reckon. Get rid of the carps and teach the kiddies to fish, you all know how the saying goes.

Morgan 12:54 pm 01 Oct 08

They’ve announced a bid for a Test match for Manuka in 2013, apparently It will be Aus V NZ or Aus v Ind. If they can play at bellerive why not Manuka??

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