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September 2018

Australian Deer Association

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The Australian Deer Association (ADA) is a national organisation established in 1969 to be advocates for our wild deer herds and deer hunting.

We have an established presence and members in every Australian state and Territory.


ADA’s members are dedicated to the retention of habitat for deer and other wildlife, the preservation and extension of access to public land for hunting and other forms of recreation, and the sustainable management of deer as a valuable community resource.

ADA promotes safe, responsible and ethical  hunting both as a legitimate cultural pursuit and as the most humane, cost effective and practical means of managing wild deer populations.

The Canberra Men’s Choir

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The Canberra Men’s Choir is a non-auditioned choir that welcomes any men who enjoy singing regardless of their musical experience and ability. The Choir is proud of the fact that many of its members’ first experience with singing is when they join the Choir.

The Choir’s aim is to encourage more men to get involved in singing and enjoy themselves. We are currently a small group of about 20 guys and always welcome new people into the group. We rehearse every Monday at 7:30pm at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah.


The Canberra Men’s Choir celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016 and has performed for many audiences over the years in the Canberra region. They seek to harness the quality of male singing voice and the repertoire chosen for performance is designed to showcase this unique sound. We sing in a variety of styles, often in four-part harmony, including tenor, baritone and bass, and in various styles including opera, jazz and popular. We sing in English as well as in other languages from other cultures, having performed songs in French, Latin, German, Italian, Zulu, Welsh and Aboriginal languages.

The Musical Director is Leanne McKean. Leanne is an experienced opera singer and conductor who has worked with a variety of community, school and chamber choirs. Our piano accompanist, Tim Allan, is also an accomplished pianist with a wide and varied repertoire.

Please send us an email at if you would like to come try us out or if you have any questions. Follow us on facebook

German Choir

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Harmonie German Choir

The Harmonie Choir Canberra is a mixed choir (SATB) that concentrates on a wide-ranging German-language repertoire.

It has a core of native German speakers but welcomes all who are interested in singing in German. As a non-auditioned choir it does not require members to have the ability to read music or to have a knowledge of German. Plenty of help is available to newcomers in both respects. Although the Choir has had a reduced rehearsal schedule during 2016, it expects to resume a weekly program of rehearsals in 2017, on Mondays from 5.30 to 7.00 p.m.

Contact Jeremy Wainwright on 6247 2965 or

Social Dance

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Every Tuesday Night

At 6:30pm Diane Smedley, a qualified dance instructor conducts lessons in Sequence dancing. There is a charge of $5.00.

At 7:30pm there is 3 hours of non stop dancing- Including New Vogue and Freestyle Waltz, Rumba, Tango, Quickstep, Foxtrot, and Cha-Cha . Entry $5.00.

For more details contact Roger Royal 6291 0608

Harmonie German Club Harmonics

Harmonie German Club Harmonics

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Conceived and led by the Club Vice President and Director of Cultural Activities, Gunter Brandstetter.

The Harmonics are a cultural folk band that formed to fill a musical void in the Club.

Used for many Club functions and special occasion the Harmonics gives the Club some cultural significance and proudly represents the Harmonie German Club with traditional folk music.

The Band currently boasts 3 Accordions, 1 Tuba, 1 Clarinet, 1 Flute and 2 Guitar players.

We are looking to expand the Harmonics and are looking for people who are still playing an instrument or have not played for some time but would like to get into playing again.

It does not matter how well you play or which instrument you play, as we can transpose individual pieces to suite your instrument.

Given that the band plays a lot of German folk music, a drummer and or any brass instrument would be very welcome.

We generally rehearse on Mondays at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah from 6pm to 7:30pm

Please call in or contact:

Dr Gunter Brandstetter

Mob: 0419 263 123


Harmonie German Club Harmonics

Canberra Blues Society

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The Canberra Blues Society (Incorporated) is a ‘not-for-profit’ collective of like-minded individuals who are passionate about the art of traditional and contemporary blues music.

One of our aims is to support family-friendly venues throughout the Capital Region that nurture and support local amateur and professional blues musicians.

The Canberra Blues Society also aims to provide regular music jams, blues events and blues-related social activities for the enjoyment of its members.

We seek to establish an environment that will both educate and showcase blues music, blues music culture and the blues spirit to the wider community. We also hope to be a regular meeting place for people to become involved with others with similar musical interests.

We invite you to explore this site to find out more about the society and the blues!


ACT Eight Ball Association

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The ACT Eight Ball Association (ACTEBA) was formed in 1989 to advance and promote the game of Eight Ball within the Australian Capital Territory and its surrounding districts.

The Association currently has over 300 members in 39 teams who compete in Team competition on Wednesday evenings in five divisions.

The association also runs junior competitions and training on Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm during the school terms. We are certainly one of the fastest growing sports within the ACT.

The ACTEBA is affiliated to the Australian Eight Ball Federation (AEBF) and has been competing at the Australian Eight Ball Championships since 1990. ACT players have represented Australia at the World Eight Ball Pool Championships in Blackpool, England.

Visit their website

Easts Rugby Club

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Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club (Easts) was founded in 1938 as one of the foundation clubs of the Australian Capital Territory Rugby Union.

Easts currently participates in the Australian Capital Territory Rugby Union (ACTRU) Premier Division, the highest level club rugby competition in the region.


Based in Griffith, Easts has traditionally represented the inner southern suburbs of Canberra, or what is also known as the “old south side”. The Club plays its home games at the historic Griffith Oval, located close to urban centres in the Manuka and Kingston areas.

Easts possesses a rich history of tradition, mateship and representation, and survives as the only foundation club still competing in the ACTRU Premier Division. Notable Easts players of the past include former Wallabies Captain George Gregan, Flyhalf Matthew Giteau, and Prop Guy Shepardson. We have a current roster of contracted Brumbies that don the red, white and blue of Easts during the comptition season, and numerous Easts players have also represented the ACT Brumbies, including Reza Almasi, Henry Vanderglas and Chris Cocca. Current Wallabies and Brumbies representatives include hooker Stephen Moore.

The Club’s long-term vision recognises the importance of recruiting, developing and retaining young players. As such, Easts cultivates strong relationships with local colleges and renowned rugby nurseries Canberra Grammar School and St Edmunds College. The Club’s main priority has always been to facilitate an environment in which all players can develop their rugby skills, establish lasting friendships and enjoy a rich social life.