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After a summer that sent previous temperature records
tumbling, autumn is a welcome change, and a visually
magnificent season as we watch the leaves of our deciduous
trees transform the landscape into a spectacular palette
This change is so striking that staff at the Canberra
and Region Visitors Centre, now located at Regatta Point,
regularly receive calls from across the border asking “have
the trees started to change colour yet?”
Meanwhile, in the high-tech world, colours of a different
sort are being displayed on some of our most iconic
buildings as part of Enlighten 2017. These dazzling colours
and images are created by high intensity projected light and
have transformed Canberra into a nocturnal playground,
continuing until March 12.
Autumn in Canberra is the season of festivals, and whether
you’re into laughing, singing, dancing, running or flying,
there’s a festival for you. The next few months will feature
the Canberra Comedy Festival, the National Folk Festival, the
Canberra International Music Festival, the Australian Running
Festival, and the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. And further
afield you’ll find the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival and the
Collector Pumpkin Festival.
As always, we’ve included a comprehensive Events
Calendar to help you keep up with all the happenings, as
well as raising a glass to Canberra District Wine Week and
some of the fabulous craft breweries in our city.
We profile Canberra’s incredible “soup kitchen lady”,
Stasia Dabrowski, who is now in her nineties and has been
feeding the homeless for more than 40 years. Former Demtel
man, Tim Shaw (remember the “but wait, there’s more” TV
ads?) is also featured; he’s been successfully hosting the
breakfast radio show on 2CC since the start of last year.
Our chef this time around is Ben Willis, owner and
manager of Aubergine in Griffith, and with winter just a few
months away, we take a trip on the Road to the Snow.
Dining, budget accommodation, Skyfire, ANZAC Day,
and recent happenings are also covered and we turn our
spotlight onto Gold Creek and its many attractions.
We hope you have an enjoyable autumn and are able to
take part in some of the exciting events and activities this
The cool change we’ve been waiting for
Canberra’s “soup kitchen lady”, Stasia Dabrowski, shown with her
supportive grandson Joshua, is featured on Page 29.
IN THIS ISSUE:
ENLIGHTENILLUMINATES THE CAPITAL
COMEDY FESTIVAL BRINGS LAUGHTER
ON THE COVER:
New Parliament House
Running until March 12, 2017,
Enlighten features captivating
blockbuster exhibitions, rare
films, intriguing live music
and performances, stand-up
comedy, thrilling tours into
the depths of our national
attractions, exclusive dining
experiences and more.
Photo courtesy of Events ACT.
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