We’re keen to get both new residents and the wider community involved in our vision of Crace as a bustling, buzzy place where there’s always something going on. We’ve organised all kinds of events to date, from sustainability workshops to open-air movie nights, from family fun events to informative talks from experts in health, safety, wildlife management and pet care. Here’s where you can check to see what’s coming up in the future.
Mother's Day Pamper Picnic
Treat Mum to a mini massage and express manicure for just $5 each in the Pamper Parlour*, and afterwards enjoy the tasty pancakes and coffee we'll have on sale. All money raised on the day will go straight to Ronald McDonald House Canberra - and Ronald himself will be on hand to entertain the kids.
WHEN: Sunday 12 May — 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Base of Hilltop Reserve, Thadoona St Crace. Simply head to the end of Abena Avenue (off Gundaroo Drive), turn left at Hillcrest Street, take your first right onto Junee Street and then first right onto Thadoona Street.
*Places are limited. Please register your attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10 May.
Win a dream trip for Mum!
Want to make Mum feel even more special? Enter our draw and she could win a trip to Melbourne! Including flights, accommodation at the Hilton on the Park, dinner at Zio's Ristorante (valued at $150), breakfast for two and a massage to make her feel special. To enter, click here and tell us why your Mum should win.
Battlecamp at Crace
IT'S back by popular demand. Round three of the Crace Battle Camp is on now. And if you want to be part of it, all you need to do is show up at the Crace Recreation Park!
Battle Camp Fitness physical training coordinator Dan Ford says the team is impressed with the residents who have been getting up bright and early to train. "Everyone has been doing really well and they're making real progress," he says. "They're starting to notice how much fitter, healthier and more confident they feel."
The Crace Battle Camp is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Crace Recreation Park from 6–7am. Each session costs around $14 depending on which package you choose. And casual class rates are also available.
New to Battle Camp? You're welcome to a free trial week. For more information call Battle Camp Fitness on 6260 8751 or visit the website.
Crace Community Playgroup
THERE were plenty of smiling faces at the Crace Community Playgroup recently when the Crace team delivered more than $200 worth of new toys for the playgroup's smallest members.
Crace Project Director Malcolm Leslie says he was delighted with the toy handover, which proved to be a big hit with the littlies.
"We pride ourselves on our great sense of community and our involvement with ACT Playgroups—which manages our Crace Playgroup—is an example of this," Malcolm says. "We're looking forward to many more years of collaboration as part of the growing Crace community," he says.
The Crace Playgroup meets at the Palmerston Community Centre, Tiptree Crescent in Palmerston, every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. Activities are loads of fun and designed to help foster learning and development for babies and toddlers.
Everyone from the Gungahlin region is welcome. For more information about our Crace Community Playgroup contact ACT Playgroups on 1800 171 882 or visit the website.
Crace Christmas party a cracker!
Mums, Dads and children lined up for free family photos with Santa, while the Crace team cooked hundreds of snags on the BBQ, which raised in excess of $200 for the Salvation Army.
“It was wonderful to see so many people in the park enjoying the free entertainment and raising money for such a great cause,” says project director Malcolm Leslie.
Local band Hit and Glide got everyone in the groove with plenty of old classics and Christmas carol favourites.
Hungry hunters flock to Hilltop
Canberran’s flocked to the Hilltop at Crace on Sunday to join in the fun of an adventure hunt for clues around the beautiful new reserve.
More than a hundred residents from throughout the Gungahlin and wider region participated. Each had a map and a quiz, and were tasked with hunting down the clues to complete the puzzle.
The prize? A set of binoculars to enjoy the spectacular sweeping views from reserve’s peak over the Brindabellas, Percival Hill, Gungahin, Belconnen and the Gungaderra grasslands. The free family barbecue, cold drinks and hot coffee were also a welcome treat!
Hilltop is the central hill at Crace and an area of more than 7.5 hectares of bushland, crisscrossed with accessible walking trails and dotted with peaceful areas to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings. The area includes playgrounds and will also be home to the suburb’s community garden.
You can check out the reserve anytime, and enjoy its beauty, tranquility and extraordinary position.
Sustainable House Day 2012
Hundreds of locals visited Crace on Sustainable House Day on Sunday 9 September to witness sustainability in action and to learn from the masters on how to make their home greener. View full story.
A special memorial has been unveiled at Crace to mark the 70th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in the Battle of the Coral Sea. View full story.
Vice Admiral Peter Jones DSC, AM, RAN and CIC Australia Chief Executive Col Alexander at the Crace Coral Sea Memorial
Crace Pets Party in the Park
More than 300 animal lovers flocked to Linear Park in Crace for the inaugural Pets Party in the Park on Sunday 29 April. View full story.
Joda and Anjeli Robinson-Gonzalez with Bondi Vet's Lisa
Did you make it along to the inaugural Crace carnival?
More than a thousand people, including residents of the suburb and the wider Gungahlin community, attended our first ever Crace community carnival and enjoyed free food and fun on a glorious sunny summer’s day. View full story.
Luzianne, Bryanna and Russell Vanderzil had great family fun at the Crace carnival