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ACT Sports Hall of Fame re-opens

SHANE Rattenbury has re-opened the ACT Sports Hall of Fame in its new home at the University of Canberra Sports Commons. “Many of the names and faces central to the history of sport in Canberra are members of this Hall of Fame,” Shane said. The ACT Sports Hall of Fame currently has more than 100 […]

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Black Opal Stakes cracks group racing

CANBERRA Racing Club is celebrating the upgrade of the Seppelt Black Opal Stakes from a Listed race to Group 3 status by the Australian Racing Board. “The upgrade of the Black Opal to Group Three status is a deserved recognition of the very high quality of Canberra’s most famous race. Over many years the Black […]

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Table Tennis Open, this weekend!

TABLE Tennis, like ukuleles, is one of those things that’s oddly very cool at the moment. Either if you’re a long term fan, or leaping adroitly onto the bandwagon, this weekend provides a great opportunity to learn more with the ACT Open Table Tennis Championships getting underway at Greenway’s Archery Club Indoor Hall. On Saturday […]

International ticket sales website pushes back on Simon Corbell’s Major Events Bill

VIAGOGO, a global online ticket marketplace, has taken an interest in Canberra matters. Simon Corbell’s anti-scalping measures in the Major Events Bill 2014 has earned their ire. The Bill “will see event-goers punished to the tune of around $4,200, or just under the state’s average monthly wage, for something as routine as selling a ticket […]

Simon moves to protect event organisers and corporate sponsors

SIMON Corbell says he is going to introduce the Major Events Bill 2014 to establish new legislation for security management and commercial protections for major events. “This legislation is a critical part of the ACT’s preparations for hosting games as part of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup and the International Cricket Council (ICC) […]

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A new cycling peak body brings a new cycling festival

PEDAL Power ACT, ACT Cycling Federation, BMX ACT and Canberra Off Road Cyclists (CORC) have joined up to form “Capital Cycling”to promote all things cycling and provide a stronger voice for cyclists in the ACT. Capital Cycling has kicked off with a new website and the announcement of a ‘Festival of Cycling’ in spring. The […]

Tickets go on sale for Australia v. South Africa at Manuka

ANDREW Barr has let Canberrans know tickets to November 19’s Carlton Mid One Day International at Manuka Oval are now on sale. “It is great to see the Australian cricket team returning to Canberra after last year’s hugely successful Centenary of Canberra One Day International in February, which attracted a sell-out crowd,” Andrew said. “Since […]

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Todd Carney hanging out with the Corbys

TODD Carney completists will be thrilled to learn that Goulburn’s Finest has had himself photographed hanging out with Australia’s favourite drug smuggler and her centrefold sister. The Daily Telegraph has the scoop of the disgraced former Raiders star photographed with Schapelle and Mercedes Corby in Bali. Which does sound rather more pleasant than playing rugby […]

Afghan cricketers coming to Manuka!

EVENTS ACT have announced warm up matches for the one day Cricket World Cup and we’re getting the eclectic mix of Afghanistan and Ireland! Our lot are: Friday 26-Sep-14 Afghanistan v Comets / NSW 2nd XI Canberra Manuka Oval, Canberra Sunday 28-Sep-14 Afghanistan v Comets / NSW 2nd XI Canberra Manuka Oval, Canberra Tuesday 7-Oct-14 […]