Fun, food and frivolity at Crace
Sunday, 20 February, 2011
The first ever Crace Healthy Lifestyles event was held on Sunday 20 February with more than 15 community groups and 500 local residents enjoying fun, food and frivolity at the suburb’s demonstration village.
Crace Project Director Malcolm Leslie says the inaugural event had enormous community support with demonstrations, displays and entertainment from groups and organisations as varied as the Kmotion Dance Studio and the NRMA.
“We had everything from pets to music on the day,” says Malcolm. “The turn-out was terrific and really showed how strong the local Gungahlin community networks are.”
As well as a jumping castle, clown and free balloons, the crowd enjoyed a Lions Club barbecue, super fly ball demos from the Belconnen Dog Obedience Club, and displays by groups including the RSPCA, Kidsafe ACT, the Gungahlin Child and Family Centre and members from the CA Technologies Brumbies including Brumby Jack.
“Planning is already underway for a bigger and better event next year,” says Malcolm. “By that time, the Crace community will have really grown and key amenities such as the parklands will be looking great.”
A big thank you to all the community groups who were involved in the event:
- Academy Calisthenics Club
- AIS Swim and Fitness
- Belconnen Dog Obedience Club
- Booty Camp
- CA Technologies Brumbies
- Gungahlin Child and Family Centre
- Gungahlin Lakes Community and Golf Club
- Gungahlin Police
- Heart Foundation
- Kidsafe ACT
- Kmotion Dance Studio
- Lions Club of Gungahlin
- Neighbourhood Watch Gungahlin
- Northside Community Service
- NRMA Gungahlin