Mary recently attended the Launch of the Belconnen Festival at the Belconnen Theatre.
“This year’s festival had much on offer for young and old; from learning about how to live more sustainably to just a chance to have pure fun!” Mary said.
The Festival coincided with the opening of the new Belconnen bus stations and also included some Friday night events.
Belconnen Community Festival is a free, day time bi-annual event with music, dance, circus, stalls, workshops and activities.
The festival theme “Circo Belco and the Future Footprints Sideshow” had a carnival atmosphere, quirky exhibits and packed performance program. The theme emerged from community feedback collected at the 2008 festival, which had approximately 12, 000 people attending.
The ACT Government funds the Belconnen Community Services, through Festivals ACT, to coordinate and present Circo Belco. An additional grant was awarded to the festival organisers to present the “Future Footprints”, a sustainability expo, to complement the festival for a second time.
“I managed to speak with a large number of the stall holders on the day itself and everyone was having a great time” Mary stated. “This festival is a great demonstration of the vibrancy and sense of community in the suburbs I represent – it makes me proud to be the Member for Ginninderra,” Mary concluded.