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Apple Sauce to go with school carnival
Year 3 student Maverick Holloway, 8, year 5 students Ebony Cowan and Madison Manwaring, both 10, and
year 6 students Nic Mattress, 11, and Elliot Cleaves, 13, with the Charny Carny mascot Apple Sauce.
Photo: Matt Bedford
Over the past 12 years the Charny
Carny has become a fixture on the
ACT events calendar.
This year the West Belconnen event
is back on March 21 to raise money for
schools and give the community a
rollicking good time.
Joint co-ordinator Leni Cleaves said
the event had grown a lot since its
"In our first year it was tiny, she
"I m not sure how many people we
had but it resembled a successful fete
whereas now it has about 6000 people
"We have to spread out over the
Getting it [all] to fit is one of our
greatest challenges and that certainly
wasn t an issue that first year.
The carnival is considered by
organisers as a kind of miniature
Canberra Show where families can
enjoy themselves without breaking the
Like the big show, there will be
rides, stage entertainment, showbags,
a petting zoo, face painting, market
stalls, food, a mascot race, art gallery
Money raised from the event stays
in the community.
The Charny Carny is a joint
initiative of Charnwood-Dunlop
School, St Thomas Aquinas Primary
School and Mt Rogers Scouts.
Mrs Cleaves said money from the
event has gone to buy educational
equipment and fund other initiatives in
the area to benefit children.
"One of our mottos is community
first, she said. "We are looking
forward to the future. It has taken a
while but we ve realised that we really
are a fixture in the events calendar of
Canberra." Entry to the event is free.
All day unlimited ride wristbands are
available from Charnwood Capital
Chemist for $30 or on the day from the
ride ticket booth for $35. For more
information, contact 0416 150 804 or
to get discussed
A forum to discuss the importance of
the Department of Immigration and
Border Protection to the Belconnen
community will take place on
The Belconnen Community
Service and the Belconnen
Community Council have confirmed
Fraser MP Andrew Leigh and ACT
Senator Zed Seselja will attend the
forum. The Department of
Immigration and Border Protection
has had a major presence in the
Belconnen Town Centre for more
than 30 years but there are plans to
relocate more than 5000 staff to
another area of Canberra. Businesses
and community representatives have
said the move would be a devastating
blow to Belconnen.
The forum will include ACT
Senator Zed Seselja, Fraser MP
Andrew Leigh, BCS chief executive
Dira Horne and local leaders in
business, real estate and the public
service. The forum will take place at
the Belconnen Community Centre,
Swanson Court, on Thursday, March
19, from 6pm.
Disability advocate Sue Salthouse
hopes her Canberra Citizen of the
Year award will keep a spotlight on
the challenges facing people with a
disability in the ACT.
Ms Salthouse, whose advocacy
has included leading roles with
Women with Disabilities ACT and
Australia and the ACT Disability
Expert Panel, was astonished to
receive the 39th honour on Thursday
alongside Canberra Gold
I hope it s an award that gives me
an opportunity to go to places where
I can talk about the things that I m
passionate about, that this city is
trying to get right; issues about
disability and people with disabilities
having an opportunity to really
participate in the community and to
be recognised as just part of the
fabric of our society rather than
segregated in any way, Ms
More than 200 individuals and
groups received Canberra Gold
Awards for significant contributions
over more than 50 years in the ACT.
Air force opens door to career for Canberra duo at camp
Secretary to the
Chief of Air
Two teenage girls from the Canberra
region have been given a view from the
top at the RAAF Flight Camp for
young women at the East Sale air base
in Victoria s Gippsland area.
Year 11 students Isabella Moth,
from Radford College, and Jessica
Glassock, from Canberra Grammar
School, were among 16 girls from
across the country who took part in the
camp, which aims to encourage more
females to consider a career in the
Jessica, of Jerrabomberra, said she
had more insight into the life of
defence personnel than many with her
father being a naval captain but she
wanted to know more about the
realities of air force life.
"We get to go up in the aircraft,
we ll be doing physical training and
everything so it gives you a good idea
of what it s like," she said.
"I m really looking forward to
talking to women in the defence force
and asking them lots of questions."
The annual camp began in 2013 as
a response to scandals involving the
treatment of women in the
The camp promotes the air force as
employer of choice to young women
and offers an opportunity to explore
the exciting aviation and technical
trade careers available.
Isabella Moth, of Ainslie, has her
heart set on becoming a pilot.
There is no reason that a girl can t
fly a plane, she said.
Woman can do the job just as well
as men, and the number of women in
defence roles has gone up.
Isabella said she hoped to join the
ranks of strong women in services who
were leading the way for others.
science degree there, and then go onto
the pilot s course, she said.
The mentors on our flight camp
have been really inspirational and
shown us that we can do it too.
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