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of guaranteed funding for dementia care, services and research. Join the Fight Dementia March and support
the case to have dementia restored as a national health priority in the 2012/13 Federal Budget.
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FIGHT DEMENTIA MARCH
Parliament House – Canberra, 13 October 2011
Back of Old Parliament House – Queen Victoria Terrace
9:30am: Registration open
10:30am: March to Parliament House
11:00am: Assemble for speeches from:
Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE, President Alzheimer’s Australia, The Hon Mark Butler, Minister for Mental
Health & Ageing, A speaker to tell their personal story of dementia
11:30am: BBQ Lunch
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Afternoon Consumer Summit: Have your say!
A consumer summit will be held after the march to hear from leaders in the dementia field. You will be able
to ask your questions and provide your comments. For security reasons the Consumer Summit is strictly an
RSVP event only. Please RSVP to Alzheimer’s Australia on 02 6254 4233.
12 : 30pm: Meet at main security desk in new Parliament House
1:00pm: Commencement of consumer “have your say” facilitated by Ita Buttrose
Break for tea and coffee
2:00pm: Speech by Professor Henry Brodaty
2:20pm: Speech by Sue Pieters-Hawke
Organisers hope for record numbers
Wet and windy weather conditions plagued Canberrans on Thursday. Sydneysiders Jacqui Lamond, Wendy
Tointon, Lachlan Tointon, 6, and Bertie Lamond were well protected at Floriade.
Picture: Stuart Walmsley
DESPITE last week’s gale force
winds, organisers claim Floriade’s
poppies are still standing tall.
Event manager Matthew Elkins said
the wild weather hadn’t affected the
‘‘The flowers are looking really
good,’’ he said.
‘‘At this time they are looking as
good as they’ve been ... there’s lots of
colour and the beds are looking
Rain and severe winds lashed the
capital from Wednesday to Sunday last
week, coinciding with Nightfest,
which included a program of outdoor
films, music and comedy.
Mr Elkins said if the storms had
affected attendance numbers, it wasn’t
‘‘I haven’t seen the numbers so it’s
hard to say,’’ he said.
‘‘From being in the park, it still
seemed like there were a lot of people
in the park ... but a bit of rain will keep
some people away.’’
Last year during Floriade more than
470,000 people came through the gates
and the event contributed about
$27 million to the capital’s economy.
Event organisers are hoping the 24th
Floriade will top those figures.
‘‘There are still lots of things still
happening,’’ Mr Elkins said.
‘‘It’s been really good so far – we’ve
had good crowds through and people
seem to be really enjoying them-
Before Floriade’s conclusion on
Sunday, October 16, Japanese drum-
ming ensemble Taikoz will perform at
Stage 88 and celebrity chef Mark Olive
will demonstrate his cooking abilities
as part of the From The Pantry
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