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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . .

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Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Hall Village annual twilight brass band concert

Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre

MR COE (Ginninderra) (4.36): I rise this afternoon to speak about the 8th annual twilight brass band concert which was held in aid of the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre on Sunday, 20 March in the grounds of the old Hall Primary School. The event was generously sponsored by Barnett Lilley and Associates. The theme of this year's concert was "On screen—on stage" and featured all the Canberra brass ensembles, including the newly formed Canberra Youth Brass. People came along with their picnics, rugs and chairs to hear wonderful music from a wide range of film and stage shows in a lovely setting. The weather was absolutely perfect.

David Kilby was the MC for the event and provided the introductions with his usual light-hearted repartee, to the amusement of the audience. The music was fun and upbeat. I thank all the players for the enjoyment that they gave to all who attended. I am very much looking forward to next year's event. It is of course important to note that the brass band is really Hall's band. It is formally called, of course, the Hall Village Brass Band.

I spoke in the Assembly last September about the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre and the work of the Hall Progress Association. As I mentioned last year, the museum is under the direction of an honorary curator, Mr Phil Robson, a former resident of the Hall village now living in Spence. Phil has been actively engaged with the history and heritage of Hall and the surrounding district for the past 25 years or so. Phil is assisted in his work by an enthusiastic and committed group of volunteers from the Friends of the Hall School Museum, as well as by the members of the Hall Progress Association.

I commend the community spirit of all of those involved with the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre. Of course, without their efforts, an important part of this region's history would be lost. I encourage all those who have not yet visited the museum or experienced the special village of Hall to visit. For more information about the Hall school museum, including the current opening hours, their website at should be visited.

FEVER footballathon

Sport—Olympic and Paralympic training grants

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Minister for Housing, Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Multicultural and Youth Affairs, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women) (4.38): On Sunday I attended the third annual FEVER footballathon at Tuggeranong United Football Club in Wanniassa. The event

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