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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 4384..


That brings me to the Olympic volunteers. For myself as then SOCOG event director and Alan Lee as SOCOG venue manager, it was the greatest privilege and honour to work with all of the ACT volunteers and share that special Olympic participation that comes only once in a lifetime and to very few people.

And the legacy the ACT volunteers gave to our city in return is only part of this Olympic story that has been left unfinished. In Sydney the 74,000 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers have their names inscribed within the Olympic stadium precinct for future generations to be aware of their contributions. I do not think it is asking too much for our ACT government, on the occasion of the 10-year anniversary, to also recognise the ACT volunteers' great contribution to that wonderful Olympic experience that enabled Canberra to be forever known as an Olympic city. After 10 years of almost confining our Olympic legacy and participation to the waste bin of ACT history, I urge this government to finally recognise Canberra's Olympic legacy and the ACT volunteers' fantastic contribution to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the best Olympic Games ever.

The following are the ACT volunteers who attended the 10-year Olympic volunteers reunion: Jock McLean, Gary Vandeburgt, Malcolm Buchanan, Pam Sherpa, Amanda Hart, Theo Papacolaou, Gai Beecher, Rosanna Agnello, Patrick Robertson, Steve Grigor, Neale Guthrie, Carol Johnston, Marj Falusi, Keith McLaughlin, Kate McCarthy, Wendy Taylor, Mike Slee, Colin Colquhoun, Les Howard, Bev Stokes, Col Hosie, Paul Tso, Steven McIntyre, Dave Appleby, Frank Millburn, Michael Brentt, Jan Dachs, Bruce Podmore, Sarika Falusi, Victoria Bell, Bob Watts, John Lewis, Chris Conti, Norrie O'Leary, Matt Sainsbery, Klaus Scharrer, Nerida Barges, Andrew Kuzek, Julie Valeri, Karen Doyle, John Smith, Helen Leayr, Graham Gittens, Michael Neumann, Sue Bourke, Fritsz Ohlmus, Mandy Squair, John Nicholas, Maureen Sims, Bill Taylor, Stephanie Cooper, Rosa Scharrer, Denise Lee, Lou Agnello, Barbara Mitchell, Paul Dachs, Phil Harris and Beth Harris.

Canberra bachelor of the year

MR COE (Ginninderra) (9.04): Mr Speaker, I rise tonight to speak on an interesting subject, on an event which I am sure you and others in this place will find a little humorous, to say the least, especially Mr Hargreaves over there.

Over the last couple of months, planning for the inaugural Canberra's bachelor of the year fundraising event has been underway. The event is the brainchild of Danielle Neal and Erin Molan, who have been extremely generous with their time and resources. They are committed to raising money for a very worthy cause through what is an innovative, interesting and no doubt entertaining event.

Proceeds from the Canberra bachelor of the year event will go to the ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group. Founded in 1986, the Cancer Support Group provides financial assistance and emotional support to approximately 1,700 cancer patients and their families in the Canberra-Queanbeyan region. The group depends on fundraising, community partners, the generosity of businesses and the local community to offer the services they do.


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