Things at Tidbinbilla this weekend

johnboy 12 April 2013

TAMS are letting us know that the Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association are celebrating thirty years (think Daughters of the American Revolution but for settlers in the Tidbinbilla region) as an association.

Meanwhile Mayor Rattenbury is letting us know there’s a Tidbinbilla Extravaganza on this Sunday:

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, is encouraging Canberrans to head out to the Tidbinbilla Extravaganza on Sunday for a fun-filled day of free entertainment for the whole family.

“The annual Tidbinbilla Extravaganza is on Sunday 14 April 2013 from 11 am until 3 pm and will once again provide a great day outdoors with free entertainment, live music, rides and children’s activities,” said Mr Rattenbury.

“Visitors can get close to wildlife in the Sanctuary, head for a hike on one of Tidbinbilla’s many walking trails, or enjoy a variety of activities running throughout the day at Sheedy’s Picnic Area.

“Sheedy’s Picnic Area will host free entertainment for all ages including the three-piece band Wallpaper and Questacon show Excited Particles.

“Kids will love the Nature Discovery Playground, live reptile display, face painting and obstacle course.

“The rides at Tidbinbilla Extravaganza are always popular and this year there will be helicopter joy flights offering majestic views of the nature reserve, with a part of proceeds going towards the endangered species breeding programs at Tidbinbilla. There will also be trackless train rides and a jumping castle.

“The event is a great opportunity to learn the history of Tidbinbilla from those whose ancestors have lived at Tidbinbilla. The Murrumbung Yurung Murra group will lead Indigenous activities including bush tucker tasting and spear throwing demonstrations at Sheedy’s Picnic Area.

“Pack a picnic, purchase some food from a variety of food vendors, or head to the new Café Tidbinbilla which features quality cafe style food and locally produced espresso coffee made by trained baristas.

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