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The Centenary wants to know what you like about Canberra?

By johnboy - 23 October 2012 32

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The Centenary folk are kicking off a social media campaign to get us all waving our pom poms for Canberra:

While the ACT election may be over, Canberrans are being urged to vote just one more time – to nominate their favourite thing about Canberra.

On the eve of Canberra’s 2013 Centenary the search has begun for the top 100 reasons why locals like Canberra.

This big Centenary community engagement campaign, which starts tomorrow, is inspired by one simple premise – Canberrans do like Canberra, they just don’t know how to express it.

“As we head into the Centenary year we feel it is important to build some community pride,” said Jeremy Lasek, Executive Director of the Centenary of Canberra.

You can express your likes on a website, facebook, or Twitter.

But make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments here.

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SnapperJack 4:39 pm 24 Oct 12

I like the trails up the hills and mountains and being able to take lots of pics. I don’t like having to look down all the time to avoid snakes.

maxblues 3:48 pm 24 Oct 12

I love the fact that the wonderful staff at Canberra Hospital saved my sight and my life BUT I hate the fact that someone had to tarnish the reputation of the hospital by fudging the figures after coincidentally bumping into the Health/Chief Minister in France.

Chop71 2:14 pm 24 Oct 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

Mr Evil said :

What I like about Canberra:

Hospital waiting times.

Potholes big enough to hide a poker machine in.

A lake that looks like you could walk across it.

Alistair Coe and Latin homework.

People earning $100 000+/annum living in Govt Housing.

The beautiful architecture of Belconnen and Woden Town Centres.

Costco.

Slowband in Gungahlin.

John Hargreaves and red wine.

Cafes/restaurants that poison people and then complain that they’re being victimised by ACT Health.

The way all major infrastructure projects are so well managed here.

Workplace safety.

The leadership ambitions of Brendan Smyth.

The fact that our prisoners are better cared for than our elderly.

Politicians who aren’t afraid to say what they think, like “she walks like she’s got a Mintie up her bum”.

No corruption.

Rhodium.

Kate Jackson and 12 000 pieces of fudge.

The Village Building Company.

All the friendly people who say hello to you in the street.

Magpies.

Polite and well behaved youth.

Mooseheads, Shooters and The Phoenix.

Andrew Barr and Facebook.

Mal Meninga’s 30 second career as a politician.

The fact you can virtually get away with murder here.

Anu Singh.

Kate Carnell, and the carnival atmosphere she brings to hospital implosions.

The secret tunnel/bunker/missile silo/brothel/aircraft hangar under the lake.

Deakin telephone exchange.

The sanity of David Eastman.

ACTION.

Roundabouts and on-road cycle lanes.

Cyclists.

Denis Stevenson sleeping in his office and wearing white suits.

‘Family-friendly’ Summernats, harmless shenanigans and gangbangs.

The fact that 600+ ‘people’ voted for Philip Pocock…………..

and last, but not least –

Saint Mully who died for all our sins.

Forgot also,
Non-synchronised traffic lights

Cheap [snort – monopolised] CTP insurance

But I must say, I love your policies, so why didn’t you present yourself as a candidate in the election? You would have had your quota in no time.

this is a great list.

add
plastic bags
fireworks
and FM104.7

p1 12:29 pm 24 Oct 12

I like Canberra for the weed, pr0n and fireworks.

🙁

devils_advocate 11:41 am 24 Oct 12

Postalgeek said :

I like magpies. And mountain biking.

And turtles.

I love lamp.

DrKoresh 10:44 am 24 Oct 12

The bikies and the weed.

But seriously, I could probably think of a few things to put on the list given the time to think. The NGA, certainly, even if it doesn’t quite compare to galleries elsewhere, I still reckon it has a spectacular atmosphere and I really enjoy the outdoor installations, especially the Fern Garden. I dunno about this quote from the article though:

““It could be the spectacular Canberra colours in autumn, a walk around the lake, a picnic at the Cotter or
enjoying a coffee at Manuka – the options are almost endless,” Mr Lasek said.”

It’s a pretty weak list. And why Manuka? It’s a wanky, expensive district for coffee. I think he should have said Wanker Alley, you know, with Gus’ and Cafe Essen, that’s where all the hipsters go to sip lattes.

Thumper 10:34 am 24 Oct 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

Mr Evil said :

What I like about Canberra:

Hospital waiting times.

Potholes big enough to hide a poker machine in.

A lake that looks like you could walk across it.

Alistair Coe and Latin homework.

People earning $100 000+/annum living in Govt Housing.

The beautiful architecture of Belconnen and Woden Town Centres.

Costco.

Slowband in Gungahlin.

John Hargreaves and red wine.

Cafes/restaurants that poison people and then complain that they’re being victimised by ACT Health.

The way all major infrastructure projects are so well managed here.

Workplace safety.

The leadership ambitions of Brendan Smyth.

The fact that our prisoners are better cared for than our elderly.

Politicians who aren’t afraid to say what they think, like “she walks like she’s got a Mintie up her bum”.

No corruption.

Rhodium.

Kate Jackson and 12 000 pieces of fudge.

The Village Building Company.

All the friendly people who say hello to you in the street.

Magpies.

Polite and well behaved youth.

Mooseheads, Shooters and The Phoenix.

Andrew Barr and Facebook.

Mal Meninga’s 30 second career as a politician.

The fact you can virtually get away with murder here.

Anu Singh.

Kate Carnell, and the carnival atmosphere she brings to hospital implosions.

The secret tunnel/bunker/missile silo/brothel/aircraft hangar under the lake.

Deakin telephone exchange.

The sanity of David Eastman.

ACTION.

Roundabouts and on-road cycle lanes.

Cyclists.

Denis Stevenson sleeping in his office and wearing white suits.

‘Family-friendly’ Summernats, harmless shenanigans and gangbangs.

The fact that 600+ ‘people’ voted for Philip Pocock…………..

and last, but not least –

Saint Mully who died for all our sins.

Forgot also,
Non-synchronised traffic lights

Cheap [snort – monopolised] CTP insurance

But I must say, I love your policies, so why didn’t you present yourself as a candidate in the election? You would have had your quota in no time.

A lake more toxic that Chernobyl

poetix 10:20 am 24 Oct 12

I particularly like the snark on RiotACT, too.

davo101 9:54 am 24 Oct 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

But I must say, I love your policies, so why didn’t you present yourself as a candidate in the election? You would have had your quota in no time.

He thinks he could walk across LBG so he go the ego for it.

davo101 9:52 am 24 Oct 12

Lookout Smithers said :

It is also the home of the country’s worst newspaper, sadly.

Oh dear me, so you’ve never read The Hun or The Daily Terror then? I’d also nominate The Australian but as recently pointed out this is not a newspaper, rather a political blog

bigfeet 7:00 am 24 Oct 12

When you submit your list you get this response “You will be able to vote for your submission between 14 January and 14 February.”

The inclusion of the words “your submission” indicates that EVERY submission will be available for voting, no matter how ridiculous.

That should be interesting.

wildturkeycanoe 6:02 am 24 Oct 12

Mr Evil said :

What I like about Canberra:

Hospital waiting times.

Potholes big enough to hide a poker machine in.

A lake that looks like you could walk across it.

Alistair Coe and Latin homework.

People earning $100 000+/annum living in Govt Housing.

The beautiful architecture of Belconnen and Woden Town Centres.

Costco.

Slowband in Gungahlin.

John Hargreaves and red wine.

Cafes/restaurants that poison people and then complain that they’re being victimised by ACT Health.

The way all major infrastructure projects are so well managed here.

Workplace safety.

The leadership ambitions of Brendan Smyth.

The fact that our prisoners are better cared for than our elderly.

Politicians who aren’t afraid to say what they think, like “she walks like she’s got a Mintie up her bum”.

No corruption.

Rhodium.

Kate Jackson and 12 000 pieces of fudge.

The Village Building Company.

All the friendly people who say hello to you in the street.

Magpies.

Polite and well behaved youth.

Mooseheads, Shooters and The Phoenix.

Andrew Barr and Facebook.

Mal Meninga’s 30 second career as a politician.

The fact you can virtually get away with murder here.

Anu Singh.

Kate Carnell, and the carnival atmosphere she brings to hospital implosions.

The secret tunnel/bunker/missile silo/brothel/aircraft hangar under the lake.

Deakin telephone exchange.

The sanity of David Eastman.

ACTION.

Roundabouts and on-road cycle lanes.

Cyclists.

Denis Stevenson sleeping in his office and wearing white suits.

‘Family-friendly’ Summernats, harmless shenanigans and gangbangs.

The fact that 600+ ‘people’ voted for Philip Pocock…………..

and last, but not least –

Saint Mully who died for all our sins.

Forgot also,
Non-synchronised traffic lights

Cheap [snort – monopolised] CTP insurance

But I must say, I love your policies, so why didn’t you present yourself as a candidate in the election? You would have had your quota in no time.

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