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Bryce Courtenay is the ACT’s Australia Day Ambassador

By johnboy - 16 January 2012 20

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Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the go for Australia Day in Canberra.

The lineup for Australia Day Eve has been much improved:

The Australia Day eve celebrations kick off on the Parliament House lawns with the announcement of the Australian of the Year awards followed by the popular Australia Celebrates Live concert featuring INXS, Spiderbait, Sneaky Sound System and the Potbelleez.

Then Australia Day itself has festivities around the lake.

The Chief Minister urged Canberrans to join in celebrating what makes Australia great at Australia Day in the Park, now at the new venue of Rond Terrace in Commonwealth Park. Activities include:

— The Great Aussie Day Breakfast presented by ActewAGL and Fyshwick Fresh Food.
— A children’s concert featuring the Fireman Sam Show and Kiwi G along with bushcraft, Aussie faces and tattoos, rides and children’s activities.

“Stay in the park to enjoy the Flag Raising Ceremony, the fly over and 21 Gun Salute as well as the Australian Citizenship Ceremony. As the sun sets on Australia Day 2012, make your way to Regatta Point and enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular.”

The Chief Minister was pleased to welcome author Mr Bryce Courtenay as the ACT’s Australia Day Ambassador. The program is supported by Woolworths and enables high achieving Australians to share the pride they have in being Australian with their local community.

It turns out Bryce Courtenay is a Canberran.

[Photo from Australia Day Live 2009]

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Bryce Courtenay is the ACT’s Australia Day Ambassador
Erg0 10:59 am 17 Jan 12

Deref said :

fabforty said :

Clearly there were no washed up reality TV “stars” or sportspeople available.

+1

Who’s Bryce?

Wasn’t he the runner up on season 3 of “Australia’s Got Literary Talent”?

poetix 10:54 am 17 Jan 12

Who is Kiwi G? And are we claiming him as an Australian?

You have to admit the whole thing sounds peculiarly lame, I mean, ‘bushcraft, Aussie faces and tattoos’. What’s an Aussie face, anyway? Please tell me no hats with corks are involved.

dungfungus 10:36 am 17 Jan 12

Dork said :

Bet you are one of those people who complain because your dog barks, even though it was your choice to get a dog, and you are to proud of your furniture to let your dog inside for one night of the year. You and your dog don’t count as ‘most Canberrans’

My dog rarely barks and when he does it is for a good reason. I actually have him in the house every night. He has read your post (and Jethro’s rants as well) and says that more Canberran’s stay away from these type of celebrations than attend therefore we are in the “most Canberran’s” group. He added that he looks forward to pissing on your hubcaps.

Jethro 9:13 am 17 Jan 12

dungfungus said :

GottaLoveCanberra said :

dungfungus said :

Is all this nonsense really necessary? Most Canberrans cringe at these types of “celebrations” and not more bloody fireworks!

Oh my someone stop the presses! People out there get entertainment from something you might not garner enjoyment from! Cram it you pretentious twat and let the youngins have their fun for a day.

I attended a New Year’s eve celebration at a popular Canberra venue a short time ago and witnessed “youngins having their fun for a day”. This consisted generally of getting drunk, vomiting, swearing aloud and constantly referring to their “smart” phones ot Twitter pads. It appears young people cannot interact with the rest of society these days so I stand by my statement that most Canberrans find the sort of “celebration” cringeworthy. If this means I am “pretentious” to you then I make no apologies.

Young peolple these days. They’re the first generation to go bad Ise tells ya.

Dork 8:48 am 17 Jan 12

Bet you are one of those people who complain because your dog barks, even though it was your choice to get a dog, and you are to proud of your furniture to let your dog inside for one night of the year. You and your dog don’t count as ‘most Canberrans’

Deref 8:13 am 17 Jan 12

fabforty said :

Clearly there were no washed up reality TV “stars” or sportspeople available.

+1

Who’s Bryce?

dungfungus 8:02 am 17 Jan 12

GottaLoveCanberra said :

dungfungus said :

Is all this nonsense really necessary? Most Canberrans cringe at these types of “celebrations” and not more bloody fireworks!

Oh my someone stop the presses! People out there get entertainment from something you might not garner enjoyment from! Cram it you pretentious twat and let the youngins have their fun for a day.

I attended a New Year’s eve celebration at a popular Canberra venue a short time ago and witnessed “youngins having their fun for a day”. This consisted generally of getting drunk, vomiting, swearing aloud and constantly referring to their “smart” phones ot Twitter pads. It appears young people cannot interact with the rest of society these days so I stand by my statement that most Canberrans find the sort of “celebration” cringeworthy. If this means I am “pretentious” to you then I make no apologies.

Jethro 7:44 am 17 Jan 12

dungfungus said :

Is all this nonsense really necessary? Most Canberrans cringe at these types of “celebrations” and not more bloody fireworks!

You’re right. We should put an end to any type of celebration or festival in Canberra. No fireworks. No free concerts. Too any people cringe at the thought of people enjoying themselves. This madness must be stopped.

welkin31 7:30 am 17 Jan 12

I note that popular author Mr Bryce Courtenay is a long time advertising man – so you can really rely on anything he says.
“The Chief Minister urged Canberrans to join in celebrating…..”
What would get me celebrating would be the fall of her GreenLabor Government later in the year – but being a realist – I doubt that will happen.

fabforty 7:30 am 17 Jan 12

Clearly there were no washed up reality TV “stars” or sportspeople available.

GottaLoveCanberra 12:18 am 17 Jan 12

dungfungus said :

Is all this nonsense really necessary? Most Canberrans cringe at these types of “celebrations” and not more bloody fireworks!

Oh my someone stop the presses! People out there get entertainment from something you might not garner enjoyment from! Cram it you pretentious twat and let the youngins have their fun for a day.

breda 10:54 pm 16 Jan 12

It’s a good fit with Hansard.

Turgid prose, crammed with irrelevant facts and used to line the shelves of people who don’t read literature.

I am no literary snob (crime fiction being my preference) but this is just silly. Then again, the whole notion of an ACT Australia Day Ambassador is pretty silly, so perhaps it is a good fit.

m_ratt 7:11 pm 16 Jan 12

So is the Great Aussie Day Breakfast at Rond Terrace, or at CSCC Jamison?

A link for the Great Aussie Day Breakfast on the website going to a page about “All Day Big Breakfast” (which incidentally goes from 9am until noon).

dungfungus 6:22 pm 16 Jan 12

Is all this nonsense really necessary? Most Canberrans cringe at these types of “celebrations” and not more bloody fireworks!

Hellno 5:59 pm 16 Jan 12

Just wondering why the move to Rond Terrace?

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