It seems that the Arboretum’s General Manager Jason Brown is an AFL* fan, and as such he’s very excited about an AFL team named the GWS Giants coming and having lunch with him on the 26th of September.
Apparently they will be naming the “team of the century” during lunch.
“It is fantastic news that the Giants will be holding this special event at the Arboretum,” Mr Brown said. “The naming of the region’s greatest VFL-AFL players is a significant event in Canberra’s Centenary year.
Jason Brown has very different views on what the word significant means than I do.
Look, he’s about to do it again.
“It will bring the Arboretum significant exposure in the regional NSW and Sydney market and this will hopefully lead to enhanced visitation. It is also a great opportunity for Canberra to strengthen our affiliation with the GWS Giants.”
The Village Centre will be closed to accommodate the event.
“The Margaret Whitlam Pavilion, which is only opened for special events, will instead be opened up to the public on the day. This will give visitors an opportunity to see the splendour of the Pavilion’s interior and the panoramic views of Canberra that it offers. It will also provide access to toilet facilities.
“The rest of the Arboretum will also remain open including the Pod Playground and the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia. A range of food and drink will also be available on the day.”
The Village Centre will be open as usual from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday 27 September 2013.
If you would like to have lunch with James Brown and the GWS GIANTS, you can but tickets by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 02 6228 0330.
*AFL is a kind of football that people outside of Canberra play and the fact that it is rarely discussed it here is actually one of Canberra’s nicest features.