23 April 2013
CONSTRUCTION OF BOUNDLESS CANBERRA UNDERWAY!!
1 April 2013
BOUNDLESS CANBERRA COCKTAIL PARTY
Tusmo Cafe Bar in Forde will be hosting an Autumn Cocktail Party in support of Boundless Canberra at 6pm Friday 5 April.
Contact 6223 2088 or Haelee.firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and to purchase tickets.
Please note ticket numbers are limited so get in fast. Boundless Canberra are looking forward to seeing you all there for a great night.
15 March 2013CALLING ALL ACT SCHOOL STUDENTS: SHOW US YOUR BOUNDLESS ENTHUSIASM
ACT students are invited to submit a short (no more than 3 minute) video or photo presentation on play and inclusion.
10 February 2013
KIDS TO BENEFIT FROM SUPPORT FOR BOUNDLESS AT THE MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Canberra community unrestrainedly got behind the Boundless Canberra project at this weekend's National Multicultural Festival and helped raise $10,000 towards building the ACT's first inclusive playground.
Boundless Director, Natalie Howson said, "The Boundless Canberra team was out in force selling raffle tickets during the Multicultural Festival and the response from festival goers was amazing.
Hundreds of locals bought tickets in the Boundless raffle to support this important project and go into the draw for some great prizes.
ACT Minsiter for Children and Young People, Joy Burch and popular television presenter Jay Laga'aia drew and announced the raffle winners during the Multicultural Festival yesterday afternoon.
"Mr Laga'aia was a big hit with the kids and their parents and did a great job at promoting Boundless and the raffle to crowds," Ms Howson praised.
Five lucky people won prizes including a DJ for an event or party; an accomodation package at Hotel Realm; a make-up session; and a portrait session with Anthony Symes Photographer.
First prize in the Boundless raffle was a trip to Fiji, which was generously donated by Maria Slater Travel.
Boundless Canberra is a project aiming to create the first space in the ACT where children with disabilities can safely play with their friends and family. Playing is important for all children, not only so they can have fun, but to aid learning and development. Boundless will help children improve their coordination, muscle strength, language, cognitive thinking and reasoning abilities.
The playground will be a gift from the people of Canberra to the national capital for its Centenary. Boundless Canberra is proudly supported by the ACT Government's Community Centenary Initiatives Fund.
"I would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank everyone who purchased a ticket and the organisers of the Multicultural Restival who once again put on a fantastic event," Ms Howson said.
First Prize: Yvonne Perriman
Second Prize: Pegah Mirjamali
Third Prize: Nicole Dolling
Fourth Prize: Rebecca Bamford
Fifth Prize: Linda Sirimanotham
18 December 2012
THERAPY ACT THANKS STAFF FOR THEIR BOUNDLESS EFFORTS IN 2012
1 December 2012
SOFIA AND CHELSEA TRUE WINNERS AT I-DAY RAFFLE
Not only did Sofia Rosenberg and Chelsea Chamberlain spend a very hot Saturday outdoors selling tickets in the Boundless raffle, but when they won a prize in the raffle they instantly donated it back for a redraw.
During the day, in addition to selling tickets, the girls used their own pocket money to buy several entries in the raffle.
At the conclusion of the I-Day Market, Chelsea and Sofia helped draw the winning tickets and the very first name they pulled out of the barrel was their own. The girls quickly offered to exclude themselves from the prize pool and drew a new winner.
Thanks to the hard work of Sofia and Chelsea and other volunteers, nearly 500 tickets were sold in the Boundless I-Day raffle and three very happy people went home with great prizes.
Boundless would like to thank everyone who donated a prize for the raffle and is particularly grateful to Lollypotz for its kind donation.
5 November 2012
ENJOY A DAY OUT AT THE BURLEY GRIFFIN REGATTA AND HELP BOUNDLESS
Burley Griffin Regatta by Signature 27
The Boundless team would love to see Canberrans out enjoying the inaugural Burley Griffin Regatta on 8 December 2012 as five per cent of ticket sales is being donated to help us build an all access playground.
Signature 27, the company behind the Regatta, has generously agreed to make Boundless Canberra the charity of choice for this new and exciting event.
Signature 27 is managed by legendary Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns and his wife Melanie. The Cairns know through personal experience the challenges children with a disability can face and are well aware of the potential offered by Boundless Canberra.
Once completed, Boundless Canberra will be the national capital’s first all abilities playground. It will have equipment that can be accessed by children of all ability levels without being readily identifiable as ‘disabled access’ equipment and zoned spaces that cater to a range of different age and developmental levels.
The Regatta gives us all an opportunity to support Boundless while enjoying a great day out at a unique event.
The Burley Griffin Regatta will see rowers, dragon boaters and kayakers compete for the first time in Australia in a cross discipline regatta over a 500m sprint course. Racing will culminate in a final champion of champions race for the Burley Griffin Cup.
Luxurious hospitality marquees overlooking the Central Basin and the Parliamentary Triangle will provide a picturesque setting for guests to enjoy all the days racing action while sipping cocktails in the sun.
The Burley Griffin Regatta PIMM'S Garden Party will be the ‘must attend’ event of the summer in Canberra. With a strict dress code enforced, well-heeled fashionistas will enjoy live music, entertainment and world famous PIMM'S hospitality.
To buy a ticket or find out more visit Burley Griffin Regatta
THERAPY ACT BOUNDS AHEAD FOR BOUNDLESS
One ACT Government program area has bolted out of the gate when it comes to supporting the Boundless Canberra project. The team at Therapy ACT is planning to hold five Boundless fundraising activities in the next few months, including a Melbourne Cup event.
Led by Amanda Kwong and Susan Kingsford, the staff of Therapy ACT have already raised nearly $400 by holding a curry lunch day.
Amanda said as the staff of Therapy ACT work closely with children with disabilities and special needs, they know how important it is for all young people to have somewhere they can play with their peers. This has translated into very strong support for the Boundless project.
Other fundraising events still to be held include a week-long lunch time trivia competition, a craft and baked goods sale and a movie night. In addition, the team has agreed to donate the proceedings of their Melbourne Cup sweeps to Boundless and make a gold coin donation at the Cup afternoon tea.
The movie night will be a showing of Rise of the Guardians on 14 December at Greater Union Cinemas in Manuka. This event will be open to people outside of Therapy ACT. If you would like to attend contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Numbers are limited, so be quick.
Susan explained that one of the great parts of holding Boundless events is that everyone in Therapy ACT gets to be involved in the fundraising effort and have an enjoyable and interactive experience at the same time.
- Therapy ACT Movie Fundraiser Flyer (PDF: 688kb)
The ACT’s first all abilities playground is a step closer to fruition after the official launch of the Boundless Canberra project.