Simon Corbell is trying to drum up enthusiasm for the 120 events of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.
“The Heritage Festival celebrates all things that make Canberra what it is today—our Aboriginal past, our historical buildings and our unique bushland. Our heritage is a legacy from our past and is integral to our life today,” said Mr Corbell at the official opening today.
Innovation is the Festival’s theme for 2012 and the events held will commemorate our survival on the tough Australian landscape illustrating our dependence on being innovative.
“Heritage is part of our everyday life. It is about our customs, traditions and the stories that make us who we are and the innovative steps we take to move us into the future,” he said.
The 2012 program will run from 14 to 29 April and is full of diverse, engaging, fun and informative events. The festival will feature Aboriginal heritage at the Tidbinbilla Extravaganza, Regency frivolity at the Jane Austen Festival and plenty of school holiday activities such as Hume’s Heyday Family Festival
The program is up on the ESD site.
We’re gutted to have missed the Palerang School Students Essay Competition.