10 Sep / 2023

Floriade in Deakin – celebrating community involvement – Sunday 24th Sept 23

On Sunday 24th Sept 2023 at 2pm people who use Deakin shops will gather to admire the floral display while thanking Floriade.
The event will bring together volunteers who have planted Deakin’s 5600 bulbs and annuals.
Deakin Residents Association plus other community organisations and businesses in our suburb will be able to promote their activities at displays in the forecourt of Double Shot.
The event will also be an opportunity for DRA to describe and get feedback on its recent ACT Heritage Grant – ”Discovering and Valuing Deakin’s Heritage”  which is designing two Canberra Tracks signs to be installed at the Deakin shops and in Latrobe Park.
The Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band will march from Fitness First to Double Shot cafe. They will then play for half an hour.
More music and seating will be provided by Double Shot. Other supporters of Deakin Floriade planting include Deakin IgA, Deakin Fitness First, and Terry Fox Landscaping.

Maintaining the garden suburb is a key aim of DRA and we will be seeking to recruit new members and inform others, while hearing residents views and needs.