Page 1487 - Week 04 - Wednesday, 28 March 2012

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The best deluxe accommodation, sponsored by Carlton United Brewers, went to Hotel Realm. The best superior accommodation, sponsored by Meyer Vandenberg, went to Diamant Hotel Canberra. The best first-class accommodation, sponsored by CIT, went to Quality Hotel Dickson. The best mid-range accommodation, sponsored by Capital Linen Service, went to the Statesman Hotel. The best suite/apartment hotel, sponsored by TEMPlar, went to Clifton Suites on Northbourne. The best hotel restaurant, sponsored by Lion, went to Bicicletta at the Diamant Hotel Canberra. The best marketed hotel, sponsored by Australian Capital Tourism, went to the Hyatt Hotel Canberra. The best meetings and events hotel, sponsored by the Canberra Convention Bureau, went to Hotel Realm. The best new/redeveloped venue, accommodation division, sponsored by Coordinate, went to Burbury Hotel. The best environmental practice, sponsored by ActewAGL, went to Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort. The best family restaurant, sponsored by Schweppes, went to Caph’s restaurant, Manuka. The best tourist initiative, sponsored by the AHA, went to Renaissance at the National Gallery of Australia.

The following awards for outstanding hospitality employees are sponsored by Hostplus. The best front of house employee went to Erika Jurd from All Seasons Canberra. The best restaurant service employee went to Dexter Mathais. The best restaurant cookery employee went to Clement Chauvin from Sage Dining Rooms. The best apprentice chef went to Jemma Patat from Pistachio Dining. The best bar service employee went to Richard Blanchard from Mint garden bar.

Congratulations to these winners and indeed to all the nominees. Also, for the record, this evening I would like to congratulate all those involved in organising the event at the AHA, including the general manager, Gwyn Rees, for his efforts throughout the year. I understand that he is soon to be leaving the AHA and going to another industry association here in the ACT. I would like to put on the record my thanks and congratulations for all he has done in promoting his members and the industries which he represents, and also for all he has done to support Canberra as a destination around Australia.

ActewAGL Canberra area theatre awards

Charnwood community carnival

St Francis Xavier college—trade training centre

Canberra Mosque open day

Greek National Day

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (6.34): I would also like to add my congratulations to all of the CAT award winners so eloquently listed there by Mr Coe today and the other week. I would also like to put on record my thanks to Coralie Wood, the driving force behind the CAT awards, and to the board and all those that organised that great event the other week.

I would also like to thank the organisers of the “Charny Carny”, which was held on the weekend: Measa Cox from St Thomas Aquinas P&F, Linda West from Charnwood-Dunlop P&C, Daniel Jones from Mount Rogers Scouts and, of course,

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