Page 5218 - Week 12 - Thursday, 27 October 2011

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other families who have been touched by a similar tragedy through the event which will be taking place on 6 November 2011. It is wonderful that the ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group and Make-A-Wish Australia will be the recipients of the funds raised on the day.

Before acknowledging some of the organisations which have contributed to making the event happen, I would like to give warm thanks to the Hawker College sports administration students who make the event happen. I think it is wonderful that the community comes together like that, and in particular the school community in pulling together such a wonderful event which I am looking forward to taking part in in a little over a week.

I would like to acknowledge the partnering sponsor, McDonald’s; the media sponsors, WIN, Mix 106.3 and the Canberra Times; the gold sponsors, Starkis Design, New Millennium Print and Hawker College sports administration; the silver sponsors, ActewAGL, Care Traffic, Hoyts, IGA Florey, Run For Your Life magazine, Telstra, the University of Canberra and the Raiders; the bronze sponsors, the ACT government, Bentleys of Canberra, Bowtie Promotions, Bytes ‘n Colours, CISAC, David Beach Photography, Eclipse Lighting and Sound, Granite Transformations, TLE Electrical Belconnen and Servcorp; and the intermediate sponsors, Belconnen Orthodontics, Bunnings Warehouse Belconnen, Capital Trophies and Sportswear, Coca Cola, Granitevale Estate, Manuka Smiles, M&J Plunkett Builders, Ziggy’s Fruit Market and GMT People.

I understand that over 9,000 people have participated in the fun run and some $220,000 has been raised, which really is quite an extraordinary feat. As I said, the event is taking place on Sunday, 6 November. The race starts at 9.30 am for the 6.3-kilometre leg and 9.45 for the 3.4-kilometre leg, with an awards ceremony taking place alongside a concert at 10.30 in the John Knight Memorial Park. I note that dogs are also welcome.

I encourage all members of this place and all Canberrans to get behind this wonderful event and to find out more information on the website of Hawker College, which is I look forward to seeing members there on 6 November.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.36 pm until Tuesday, 15 November 2011, at 10 am.

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