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...
Mark Altmann – climbing over adversity
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Mark Altmann, a Paralympic swimming champion and nationally competitive para climber, is one of determination and perseverance. Born with a disability, Mark overcame adversity from a young age through his love of sport. With Bronze Medal success in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, Mark has since set his sights high on his newfound love of climbing. Whilst bouldering with one arm...
Peta taking on the half marathon raising money for Domestic Violence Crisis Service
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Peta from Ngunnawal and regular at Gungahlin parkrun who trains in and around Ngunnawal, Forde and Moncrieff is taking on the half marathon at the Australian Running Festival in 2019 raising money for Domestic Violence Crisis Service. Peta shared that her and her family are survivors of domestic violence hence why she chose this particular charity. Peta also shared with...
Luke is running 4 NICU at the Australian Running Festival
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Every year, 15 million babies are born premature worldwide. More than one million of these babies die, and many more face serious, lifelong health challenges. Worldwide, one in ten babies are born too early – more than 25,000 each year in Australia alone. Raising awareness of and funds for preterm birth is the first step to defeating it. Luke and...
Palmerston Shop owners addressing growing tensions
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As a suburb matures and if the population increases, so does the demand for parking. The Palmerston local shops, a vibrant community shopping and healthcare outlet, is no different. The increased demand for parking for after school hours is causing tension. The shop owners are focused on maintaining Palmerston’s community and family friendly atmosphere and simply ask the handful of...
Magical March Madness with Rotary Club of Aurora Gungahlin
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On 8th March at Annie’s Armadillos café in Gold Creek, the Rotary Club of Aurora Gungahlin held our fifth Jazz Evening. With 107 people attending, this was our biggest event ever and raised $4,884 which was donated equally to “Karinya House” and “Home at Queanbeyan”. Some excellent jazz and Broadway entertainment from our friends Mike Dooley, Rachel Thorne, Gaye Reid,...
Amaroo School gets a new school playground thanks to P&C
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In November 2018 the Amaroo School P&C hosted a multicultural carnival for the school community and Gungahlin community to attend. The carnival itself was a successful day with rides, entertainment and lots of food options for everyone to enjoy. The focus for the P&C with this event was to fundraise for the school to build a new playground for the...
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