The Hackett Community Association will be holding another Party @ the Shops on 15 March to coincide with the Canberra birthday celebrations.
Our plan is to maximise community involvement with a mix of games, competitions, entertainment and a BYO dinner party. Residents and friends are encouraged to come along and join in the celebrations.
The program will consist of:
2 – 4 pm – Games, competitions (for adults and children) and children’s entertainment including a roving clown
4 – 5 pm – Bush dancing with the Bush Dancers Display Group (residents encouraged to join in)
6.30 – 8.30 – BYO dinner accompanied by music by Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys
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For more information please call James Walker on 6247-0951 or Greg Haughey on 6247-4209.
The next meeting of the Hackett Community Association will be at 7.30 pm on 21 October 2013 at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett. All welcome.
It you want to have say in your community, influence outcomes or simply become part of a vibrant organisation then join the HCA today. To find out more and join click here.
The Hackett Community Association has organised a ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ campaign from 10 am to 1pm on Sunday 2 March 2013. Residents who wish to join in this very worthwhile effort to clean up the suburb are asked to meet at the Hackett Shops from 10 am. No effort is too small. Rubbish collection bags will be provided but bring your own gloves. Please contact Terry de Luca on 6249-1889 for further details.
The Hackett Community Association Committee will be holding a table at the shops from 9am – 1pm on 29 March. Please come along and meet you fellow committee members and let us know how you feel about living in Hackett.
On 1 and 2 February 2014 St Margaret’s will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Saturday evening dinner and book launch, and a special worship service at 10.30 AM on the Sunday followed by a special morning tea. All are welcome to attend the Sunday events.
The National Library of Australia has selected the Hackett Community Association website for inclusion in the PANDORA Website Archive. The website will now be regularly archived.
Archives of the HCA Website are now publicly available in the PANDORA Archive at http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-143362
For more information on PANDORA go here http://pandora.nla.gov.au/about.html
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The Hackett Community Association wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The 9th Music in the Park event was held in the Bragg Street park on 30 November 2013. The event was enjoyed by several hundred adults and children. Santa made a surprise visit and handed out sweets to the young children. Local bands Ultra Violet, The Country Preachers, Hit and Glide and local celebrity Alex Gibson of ‘The Voice’ fame performed on the day.
To watch a YouTube video of the event click here.
The 30 November committee table was another great success. The sun shone throughout and there was a steady flow of residents inquring about the Hackett Community Association, buying raffle tickets, second hand books or a delicious sausage sandwich. Below are some photos of the day.
Queen Hooey’s Nest
A delightful tale for primary school age children by Hackett old boy author Michael Marriott.
Alex reckons that something funny is going on with the big bull -ant nest on the mountain behind his house. But it takes the arrival of his audacious cousin, Violet, who ignites a chain of events that ultimately lead to both Alex and Violet exploding into a world where they are definitely the odd ones’ out…
Queen Hooey’s Nest is the story of the biggest and best bull-ant nest on Mount Majura. The beautifully, brilliant, bullant Queen, Queen Hooey, utilising the powers invested in her by her huge brain, creates the space for cousins Alex and Violet to move from human world to insect world.
Guided by their new bull -ant friends the two cousins meet a range of colourful Mount Majura locals including; dropping in on a trapdoor spider, being hunted by a band of odd-bug thirsty inchmen plus catching a ride with a couple of Christmas beetles with poor flying records. Will Alex and Violet make it back to the nest in time for Queen Hooey’s party or will they be the blackboard special on a praying mantis’ menu…?
New release! You can purchase the book, $16.95 on line at http://www.inspiringbookshop.com/ or contact Mary-Anne on 62397485 or 0450129673 to organise for a signed home delivered (no postage!) copy to be delivered to your front door.
Dr Andrew Leigh our local member gave Hackett and Watson a wrap in Parliament on 18 November.
We residents of Hackett love our suburb and its community feel and it is great to see that Andrew not only shares our view but it actively promoting this to his fellow parliamentarians.
Click here to read Andrew’s speech in full.