Chief Minister Gallagher has announced Centenary money for the Royal Canberra Show and the Tuggeranong Community Festival:
“As families are enjoying this year’s Royal Canberra Show, which starts today, they can look forward to an even bigger and better show next year. The 2013 event will receive $100,000 to showcase the last 100 years from a farming, agricultural and community perspective.
Highlights of the ‘One Hundred’ themed celebration at the 2013 Royal Canberra Show will include the introduction of a food and wine section for local produce, a sideshow alley with vintage rides and a boxing tent, a stockman’s hall of fame and a salute to the role of heavy horses in the development of early Canberra.
“In addition to the funding for the Show, the Tuggeranong Community Festival has been granted $16,693 from the Centenary Community Initiatives Fund towards the Footsteps to Follow project, which will recognise the contribution of 100 Tuggeranong residents, community groups, associations and businesses,” the Chief Minister said.
“Members of the community will have the opportunity to nominate worthy recipients who will be recognised with a commemorative plaque in Tuggeranong Town Park, while a time capsule will also be buried on site.