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City of Ballarat Community Magazine October 2009
Ballarat residents are again being urged to participate in SpringFest. This
is the eighth year the event has been held and is an initiative of the Rotary
Club of Ballarat. The funds raised during SpringFest support local not-for-
profit organisations and community groups. Council is pleased to support
The SpringFest harness racing night and golf day have already been held,
but there two other activities taking place next month.
BEST Community Development Market Sunday is on Sunday 1 November
from 10am -- 4pm. Stroll around Lake Wendouree and visit the different
stalls and displays. You'll come across art and craft, food, music, clothing,
jewellery, giftware, wine, plants, performers and a wide range of food. There
will also be performers and activities for children.
This year's special attractions include:
• the Shannon's Picnic by the Lake -- featuring more than 300
• the McDonalds SpringFest Rock Eisteddfod -- a competition for
local schools at View Point;
• Musical entertainment - at the bandstand near Pipers.
• Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Squarepants - statue on site.
In past years Market Sunday has attracted more than 15,000 people with
some coming from interstate.
Car lovers should set aside some time on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22
November. Hot Rods will be doing runs of the drag strip at the Ballarat
Airport on Saturday from 10am -- 4pm. If you want to take a closer look at
these vehicles head to City Oval on Sunday from 10am -- 2pm for the
Show and Shine.
For further information on SpringFest visit www.ballaratspringfest.com.au
Blueprint for a Better World
Next month Ballarat residents have a chance to learn about how they can
help eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Blueprint for a Better World is an exhibition that's travelling to 35 locations
in 18 months. It is sponsored by AusAID, a Federal Government program
and Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church's overseas aid and
development organisation. The multimedia exhibition will be based at St
Patrick's Cathedral from Wednesday 4 -- Wednesday 18 November. Local
supporting exhibits will be on display in O'Collins Hall. Admission is free.
The exhibition highlights the United Nation's Millennium Development
Goals. These were supported by 189 world leaders, including Australia's
Prime Minister in 2000.
Eighteen measurable targets fall under the following eight Millennium
• Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger;
• Achieve universal primary education;
• Promote gender equality and empower women;
• Reduce child mortality;
• Improve maternal health;
• Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases;
• Ensure environmental sustainability; and
• Develop a global partnership for development.
No region is on track to meet all of these goals. The Oceania region, which
Australia is part of, is only expected to achieve three of the 18 targets by
2015. To improve this result action is needed from everyone.
A number of other activities will also take place while the exhibition is in
Ballarat. One of the highlights will be a hypothetical debate around the
theme 'Food the fundamental right'. This will be held on Sunday 8
November at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts from 2pm.
For further information about Blueprint for a Better
World contact Sue Searls on 5339 4440.
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