George Harcourt’s ‘caremongering’ is helping get food to those in need
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As all licensed premises in Canberra closed due to COVID-19, the George Harcourt Inn at Gold Creek found a way to keep the cheer flowing, trading scaremongering for 'caremongering'. Before the shutdown was enforced, the George and its community-minded staff began making heavily discounted and nutritious takeaway meals for disadvantaged groups in Canberra – mainly pensioners, senior citizens and people with a disability...
Gungahlin is going on a bear hunt!
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Gungahlin is going on a bear hunt! If you would like to join in, place a teddy bear in your front window, on your balcony, or somewhere visible from the street. As families get their socially-distant exercise in, they can keep an eye out for these bears. Inspired by the book by Michael Rosen, We're going on a bear hunt,...
Running Berlin Marathon 2020 for Pancreatic Cancer UK
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In October this year Mark from My Gungahlin will be taking on one of the world's largest Marathons at the BMW Berlin Marathon as a personal challenge, all in memory of his step-father. In July 2018 Mark's step-father, John was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which was devastating news to the whole family. They hoped through surgery the affected part of...
$100,000 for Canberra’s tiniest and brightest stars
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In just under five years, Belconnen couple Michael and Rebecca Braddon and their team at Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Gungahlin have raised over $100,000 for vital local children’s charity, the Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation. From humble beginnings, the Braddons have built the culture of their family-run Peter Blackshaw franchise into an office that gives back – and reaching a...
Canberra’s most expensive parmy is an offer you can’t refuse
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If you want to hook a new sale, a discount is the place to start. This week, the George Harcourt Inn is taking the opposite approach – but it’s all for a great cause. Tonight (Monday, 25 November) and Thursday, the George Harcourt Inn at Gold Creek, along with its sister establishment, Casey Jones at Casey, is proudly boasting Canberra’s...
Exhibit your artwork in Gungahlin Arts’ first exhibition
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Gungahlin Arts will be hosting its first major exhibition at Gungaderra Homestead in Harrison this October, and the whole community is invited to be part of it! The exhibition offers artists of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience to explore what Resilience means to them. Artists can respond to the theme in any way they like – whether this...
Team Dainere’s Rainbow took on City2Surf 2019
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In 2019 nine people took on the challenge of the world’s largest fun run at Sydney’s City2Surf for Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research fund as part of Team Dainere’s Rainbow. This was the largest team for Team Dainere’s Rainbow and the largest fundraising effort for the annual City2Surf fundraiser for Dainere’s Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund with over $13,500 raised....
Georgia Ritchie – The Bravest Shave
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11 year old Palmerston resident Georgia Ritchie is shaving her head for Love Your Sister and Lifeline on Sunday the 18th August at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. Georgia is the goalkeeper for Gungahlin United Football Club Under 13 NPLW team and has been selected to represent AC tin the School Sports Soccer Nationals. In this article by her mother Helen, she...
Team Dainere’s Rainbow City2Surf 2019 – Mighty Mission For a Purpose
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This year’s City2Surf is quite significant; in the year that Dainere Anthoney should have celebrated her 21st Birthday, City2Surf is on 11th August, which is the same date as the very first City2Surf that she and her brother, Jarrett planned together in 2013; their mission to take action, bring hope and create change for others. “The race for Jarrett will...
Culture and fun at NAIDOC in the North
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NAIDOC in the North is coming to Gungahlin Town Square for the first time on Saturday 13 July from 11am-2pm with a huge range of fun and learning on offer for the whole family!This FREE celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture will feature stories, song, dance, art, ceremony and more and is the first major event in the...
Dainere’s Rainbow Run 2019
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Dainere’s Rainbow Run is an event held annually at Burgmann Anglican School during their athletics carnival. The purpose of this event is to hopefully change the lives of families by raising money and awareness towards research in finding a cure for childhood brain cancer. Most importantly, however, it aims to continue Dainere’s legacy of giving back to the wider community...
Dainere’s Rainbow Bal Masque Gala Fundraising Dinner 2019
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On Saturday the 15th June 2019 over 200 masked guests attended the GroupOne Dainere's Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund's Bal Masque Gala Dinner at The Abbey, Gold Creek. This years Gala Dinner was to celebrate and honour Dainere Anthoney in what should have been her 21st birthday year. From when Dainere was diagnosed with a brain tumour she was incredibly...
Construction starts on new Mulligans Flat learning centre
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Construction has started on a new state-of-the-art learning centre at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary in Throsby that will be the national gateway to our unique woodlands. The learning centre will showcase the innovative conservation and restoration work at the site and provide a hub for eco-tourism, research, community engagement and education. It will tell stories about our iconic and endangered...
Gungahlin Leisure Centre 50 metre pool closing for maintenenace
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From 1 July until 26 August the 50-metre pool at Gungahlin Leisure Centre will be drained and routine maintenance will take place. The 25-metre pool will remain open during this period and learn-to-swim programs and fitness classes will run as usual. YMCA NSW will be putting alternative options in place for people wanting to use a 50-metre pool during the...
More room for local wildlife at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
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Mulligans Flat Sanctuary has almost tripled in size with the completion of new predator and rabbit-proof fencing. Bettongs, quolls, curlews and other animals that were extinct in the region have been reintroduced — and thrived — since the sanctuary opened in 2009. The expanded Sanctuary means even more native animals can be reintroduced and current inhabitants can continue to breed,...
Community Arts Officer arrives in Gungahlin
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Image: Community Arts Officer Michele Grimston making friends with the locals at the Crace community Easter egg hunt. Gungahlin’s new community arts Officer Michele Grimston has just arrived in town! Michele has joined the team at Belconnen Art Centre and over the next three years she will be working to create pop up arts programs and events to bring to...
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