Page 1261 - Week 04 - Thursday, 26 March 2015
attending the fair at their Forde campus. The fair was well attended by the school’s community. It was a thoroughly enjoyable event. Some of the key attractions of the fair included a Lego art and craft competition, a petting zoo, reptile encounters, magic shows, baseball challenge and a scarecrow creation competition. Of course, the fair also featured tried and tested favourites such as cake stalls, lolly bag stalls, a white elephant and show bags. All in all, the fair made for a great afternoon out.
I would like to thank Sally Dowse, Lina Blair and Karen Freer, whom I liaised with prior to the event. The range of stalls, rides, raffles and games was a credit to everyone who was involved in organising the event. It takes a lot of energy to organise events such as this and the school deserves to be roundly congratulated. In particular, I would like to thank the committee of the Burgmann Parents and Friends Association for the hard work they did in organising the fair.
Their committee comprises president Lina Blair; vice-president Carmen McWatt; secretary Melanie Andrews; assistant treasurer Nindiya Gaind; fundraising coordinator Sally Dowse; and ordinary members Pamela Avell, Trish Brodie, Kerri Hannaford, Kathryn Raymond, Alex Shepherd and Naomi Wearne.
I would also like to note that, in contrast to the event a few years ago, the weather was absolutely perfect and a complement to all of the wonderful events and attractions they had taking place. Thank you also to the sponsors, who ensured the success of the fair. It was through their sponsorship that the fair was able to feature so many entertaining stalls and events which entertained people throughout the afternoon and evening. Again, I congratulate Burgmann Anglican School on hosting a fantastic fair last Friday. I encourage all members to visit the school’s website, burgmann.act.edu.au, and to attend the event next year.
I would also like to join with Mrs Dunne and to put on the record my congratulations to all those involved in the Charny Carny. As usual, it was a roaring success. As I have said before, the event was established in 2003 and is perhaps a model that other combined community organisations may look to adopt going into the future. I think it is a great way to unite a broad community and also to establish economies of scale when it comes to some of the more extravagant rides that the Charny Carny is able to feature.
I would especially like to acknowledge Niki Bruno and Leni Cleaves for their work in coordinating this spectacular event. Through chatting with Leni at the event I was able to get a taste of just how much work went into organising it. It truly is an 11-month job in preparing the event each year. I thank her, Niki and their families for the amazing contribution that they make to our community in putting on such a wonderful event. I encourage all members to attend next year.