Jon Stanhope and the centenary taskforce launched a discussion paper and some competitions today to kick off the planning for Canberra’s centenary celebrations in 2013.
Consultation for the events will run until 5 December this year, and will include people from all over Australia as well as Canberrans.
There are two competitions that Canberrans can take part in to help make the centenary feel like something they own: one to design a logo “that will go down in history as the symbol of a once-in-a-lifetime event” and another to suggest events that could make part of the year’s celebrations.
I’m sure with all the talent out there in RA world we can come up with some respectable ideas about the best ways to celebrate (though I suspect bicycle bar crawls wouldn’t make the cut). Anyway, entry forms and more information about the competitions can be found at the link directly above.
The Canberra Times has also gotten in on the act and has managed to find a young boy who will be turning 21 in 2013 on the same day, as far as I can work out, as Canberra’s birthday (it always intrigues me how they manage to find these people — surely they can’t all be friends and acquaintances of the journos?).