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NYE festival launches line up
Mission to Launch
The Living End
Sneaky Sound System
Ian Carey (USA)
The Beautiful Girls
Yacht Club DJs
Plus: Bag Raiders (DJ set); Grafton
Primary ; Andy Murphy; The
Novacaines; Naysayer & Gilsun;
Softwar; and local acts to be
Sneaky Sound System and the Living End, below, will headline the
New Year's Eve Mission to Launch music festival.
LOCAL bands will have the oppor-
tunity to play alongside some of their
idols at Canberra's newest music
Following the initial announcement
of Australian dance duo Sneaky
Sound System, the full line up for
Mission to Launch -- to be held on
New Years' Eve in Yarralumla's
Weston Park -- was revealed yester-
Rock outfit The Living End will
headline the festival, joined by Inter-
national DJ Ian Carey and Australian
favourites Cloud Control, The Beauti-
ful Girls and The Herd.
Managing director of festival pro-
moter Mothership Music, Brent Lean,
said organisers had aimed for bands
that would appeal to a wide range of
"The whole idea about the line-up
was to get bands in there that are high
energy party bands ... to bring in the
New Year. We've got everything
from dance to hip hop to rock," he
"We tried to put some bands in
there that would appeal to a broad
"It's not all going to be just 16 to
24-year-olds ... the whole idea is to
give everyone a reason to come
Lean says the line-up isn't quite
complete yet, with a couple more
bands yet to be announced.
"We'll probably have a couple of
surprises up our sleeve," he said.
"We're going to run a couple of
competitions over the next month to
give local bands the opportunity to
play ... so we'll be picking the cream
of the local crop."
Mission to Launch will kick off at
3pm on December 31, with acts
dispersed over two stages.
The festival is open to those over
16 and will feature carnival-type
amusements and rides, food and
market stalls. There will also be a bar
area available to those over 18.
Organisers hope to attract up to
12,000 party-goers, with tickets --
priced at $136.90 -- to go on sale on
To help festival-goers fund their
New Year's Eve festivities, a ''time to
pay program'' will be on offer,
enabling tickets to be paid for in three
More information can be found at
tickets are available from Ticketek
Award nominee a voice for students
Campbell High School teacher Anna Beaver has been nominated for the marie claire
Young Business Women's Award.
Picture: Elesa Lee
THROUGH her nomination for a Telstra
Businesswoman Award, Anna Beaver hopes
more people will recognise the importance of
The Campbell High School English teacher
is one of two ACT finalists in the marie claire
Young Business Women's Award, for which
she was nominated by a former student.
She believed it was her persistence with
students that scored her a nomination.
"I love setting high expectations and
making sure they realise they can achieve
success," she said.
As the English as a Second Language
program coordinator, Ms Beaver believes she
is a voice for many students.
"I just enjoy the students and the fact they
thrive on challenges ... you can just see it in
their eyes when they're learning something,"
"I like to feel like I've helped them."
Now in her 11th year of teaching, Ms
Beaver has also been nominated for a National
Teaching in Excellence Award in the past.
She says being nominated by students
means more than actually winning the awards.
"It's the most amazing feeling you can get
as a teacher to know that you've touched these
students' lives and they credit their achieve-
ments to you," she said.
Ms Beaver was inspired to pursue a career
in education when she was still in high school.
"I had an amazing English teacher who has
a passion for teaching," she said.
"One of my goals was to make sure my
students felt that way about me."
She hopes her nomination for a Telstra
Businesswoman Award will help others see
that teachers play an important role in society.
"I think that's what every teacher strives for
... to be recognised for what we do," she said.
"We may not be a business that earns
millions of dollars, but the changes we make
in children's lives can be worth more than
Winners of the 2011 Telstra ACT Business
Women's Awards, who will share in
$200,000 worth of cash and prizes, will be
announced on September 27.
The ACT winners then proceed to the
national finals which will be announced in
Melbourne on November 18.
ACT Policing has charged a 31-year-old Bonython man
following an aggravated robbery in Braddon last
Thursday. About 6.20pm a couple parked their car at
Allawah flats and were approached by a man who
demanded the keys to their car.
The couple handed over the keys but kept the
immobiliser key and ran to the Canberra Centre. The
offender tried to start the car however was unable to do
so and followed the couple into the Canberra Centre.
The offender approached the victims again then left the
centre. The offender was later found by police and
arrested. The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court
charged with aggravated robbery and possessing an
offensive weapon with intent.
LAKE Burley Griffin is now open to all sporting and
recreational uses. The lake has been closed since
Friday morning, following the factory fire in Mitchell last
week. The Environment Protection Authority has
advised that water quality results indicate the lake is
safe for use.
SALSA YOUR WAY INTO SPRING
THE Canberra leg of the national travelling Latin music
festival, Pura Vida, kicked off in the city last weekend.
Pura Vida, which is Spanish for "pure life", will see
more than 10 acclaimed Latin artists performing
around Canberra, bringing tango, reggaeton, samba,
zouk and salsa to the heart of the city.
Every weekend while Pura Vida is in Canberra, there
will be free Latin dance demonstrations and lessons,
which the whole family can participate in and enjoy.
This Saturday, September 24 will be samba, while on
Sunday, September 25, there will be reggaeton.
More information on session times and other details
can be found at www.inthecitycanberra.com.au
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