From Gungahlin to Ukraine for Operation X-Oprhan
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Local Gungahlin photographer and videographer, Michelle from Another Happy Customer - Photography for Cool People is heading up a production team heading to the Ukraine to take part in 'Operation X-Orphan'. This project is to develop a short film to promote the charitable work of US Surgeons who operate on Ukrainian orphans to offer them a healthy and purposeful life....
Join Team Gungahlin for Jump To Cure Diabetes 2014
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I have registered for the 2014 Jump to Cure Diabetes, a tandem skydive, and will be challenging myself while I raise funds for important medical research to improve the lives of those living with T1D. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults and lasts a lifetime. 122,300 kids and adults in Australia have this disease, and this...
Make Us A Donation We Can’t Refuse
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Every child deserves a chance at happiness but many children face daily obstacles that may seem insurmountable. At the barrett ELTON Foundation we are local people helping local children, right here in the Nation’s Capital. This year we are collecting donations for our Christmas Toy Drive which is being held in December. You too will be able to help by...
Don’t be a bystander this White Ribbon Day
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ACT Policing, in partnership with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA), will be showing its support for White Ribbon Day through a joint ‘Men in Uniform’ campaign this Saturday (November 23). Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers — a White Ribbon Day Ambassador — said that supporting the efforts of the White Ribbon...
Separated Parents, School Holidays and Special Days
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This time of year can be fraught with pressure to commit to holiday arrangements, social events and family dinners. For separated parents, this can be especially challenging if the arrangements for school holidays and special days are not agreed. There are a number of useful processes that can assist parents in reaching an agreement in relation to these arrangements. For...
Today is World Diabetes Day. March 22nd 2014 is challenge yourself day.
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Type 1 diabetes is a life-long autoimmune disease that usually occurs in childhood but can be diagnosed at any age. Type 1 diabetes affects over 122,300 people in Australia alone. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system mistakenly turning on itself, destroying beta cells within the pancreas and removing the body's ability to produce insulin. Insulin allows the...
Buoyed Up Charity Dinner
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A Charity Dinner & Auction for [email protected]'s Buoyed Up program. The Buoyed Up program is more than a 'one-off' experience. It is a special introductory sailing program designed to provide vulnerable young people aged 7-12 years with a fun, confidence-building sailing experience. The ongoing operation of Buoyed Up depends on the continued generosity of sponsors and donors. Guest Speaker: Chris...
Why walk when you can jump!
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This weekend Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be holding Walk to Cure Diabetes at Lake Burley Griffin. It's Australia's biggest event for those who share the hope for a better life for people with type 1 diabetes. The 5.5km Walk around beautiful Lake Burley Griffin will take place at Rond Terraces situated at the southern end of Anzac Parade on...
Canberra Centenary Sleepout
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CANBERRA CENTENARY SLEEPOUT – OCTOBER 25 On Friday October 25, [email protected] and St Vincent de Paul are hosting the Canberra Centenary Sleepout. This is an opportunity for you, your colleagues, your family and friends to raise funds to break the cycle of homelessness in Canberra. Canberra has the 2nd highest rate of homelessness in Australia and on any given night...
To Trick or Treat or Not Halloween 2013
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This post is in regards to Halloween which is coming up on Thursday 31st October. Please read on no matter your view on Halloween for some ideas on how to deal with Halloween. Earlier this month we posted on our Facebook page about Halloween to start a discussion about how to handle Trick or Treaters. Wow, did we begin a...
NSW Bushfires hits close to home
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The NSW Bushfires we have seen over the last couple of days have seen an impact hundreds of kilometres away here in Gungahlin. Perhaps its because of the Canberra firestorm ten years ago or just the Australian way of mateship but people are looking to help those affected in Sydney. Read on how you can help. Today a couple of...
Go quackers on go yellow day!
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Go Yellow Day will be a fun and festive day, raising awareness and funds to support the valuable work of The Yellow Van Food Rescue program. The day will be full of family friendly activities, including a 'Go Quackers Community Raffle and a 'Duck Duck Go' duck search. To light the way to Go Yellow Day, Telstra Tower will be...
Burgmann Anglican School Student Wins Scholarship
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BURGMANN ANGLICAN SCHOOL STUDENT WINS COVETED DIGITAL VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FOR A 10 MONTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN FRANCE Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is proud to announce 16 year old, Bronte Corcoran-Ward as the winner of the 2013 Digital Video Scholarship Award. Hackett resident, Bronte, will depart in January 2014 for a 10 month stay in France. Bronte’s Scholarship is...
Gungahlin local cycles to support Thai orphans
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In January 2014 Gungahlin local Kerrie Craig (nee McIntosh) will be cycling 800kms across Thailand. "I'm riding to help raise money for some gorgeous kids in Thailand who were orphaned by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, or who have been ostracised from their communities due to having HIV/AIDS." Kerrie told us. Kerrie went on to explain "The ride is for...
Take part in the National Garage Sale Trail
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Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, joined GWS Giants’ Rhys Palmer today to encourage Canberrans to register for the Garage Sale Trail, a national community and sustainability event where communities across Australia hold garage sales on the same day – Saturday 26 October 2013. The Garage Sale Trail is a fun, community-based activity that encourages the re-use of...
Cyclist Community Pays Tribute To Robbie
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On the morning of 14th of August members of the local cycling community paid tribute to cyclist Robbie Williams on the Gungahlin Drive. 12 months earlier Robbie, whilst riding with a group of cyclists on Gungahlin Drive suffered a sudden fatal cardiac arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat or abnormal heart rhythm). At 6.25am, ACT Policing received reports from ACT Ambulance Service...
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