24 January 2009

Australia Day Stuff

| johnboy
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Jon Stanhope has put out a media release on all the fun things the ACT Government is putting on this Australia Day:

    The Casual Projects, Hancock Basement, Barbarian, Super Best Friends, and Los Capitanes will take to the lake stage for the inaugural Australia Day Jam.

    In between the acts, the Sydney-based Monster Skate Park crew and skaters Corbin Harris and Shane Azar will run professional skateboard and BMX bike demonstrations and workshops.

    A full day of entertainment will be on show in Commonwealth Park starting with the Great Aussie Day Breakfast at 7:30am.

    The Wonderful World of Mr. Men and Little Miss show will headline the Children’s Festival from 11:30am – 2:30pm at Stage 88.

    This year the huge fireworks display over Lake Burley Griffin will be launched from five sites starting at 9pm – the National Carillion; Reconciliation Place; Commonwealth Avenue Bridge; barges on Lake Burley Griffin; and the roof of the National Library of Australia.

    The best vantage points are Regatta Point and the National Library of Australia, where a soundtrack of Australian music will be synchronised with the spectacular display.

Which is not to forget the extravaganza taking place on Sunday night at Parliament House.

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We did the Cotter Bush Picnic today, ’twas lovely.
Plenty of shady grassy spots for picnic blankets, feral drop-bears and Lake Burley Griffin Beach Surf Life Saving Club members and a walking weed as roving entertainers, the Vietname Veterans sausage sizzle also had vegie burgers and hot chips, and lots of free kids entertainment.

We had the four planes last night – i guess they were practising for today.

There are 4 small noisy aeroplanes roaring over my house! They keep going over, are they lost I wonder? There’s no one out here to watch them except roos.

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