Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sids & Kids: Canberra Takes 2

Quite disappointed to be missing the following on Saturday night (a straight poach from their website):

What does a politician have in common with a journalist and a school principal? They are all taking to the stage for Canberra Takes 2 to help fund bereavement support services for families following the death of their child.

The inaugural SIDS and Kids ACT’s Canberra Takes 2 teams together local entertainers and celebrities to provide a night of entertainment all in the name of charity.

Teams competing in this fun event are:

Journalist Lisa Ridgley and Ben Kindon http://www.everydayhero.com.au/lisa_ben

Canberra Raiders Media Manager Ben Pollack and Laura Dawson http://www.everydayhero.com.au/ben_laura

Prime7 presenter Natalie Forrest and Dave Evans http://www.everydayhero.com.au/natalie_dave

Celebrity butcher Peter Lindbeck and Sarah Golding http://www.everydayhero.com.au/butcher_sarah

Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall and Christine Forbes http://www.everydayhero.com.au/tim_christine

Canberra Girls Grammar principal Anne Coutts and Dave Smith http://www.everydayhero.com.au/anne_dave

Bendigo Bank’s Nicole Prior and Tim Stiles http://www.everydayhero.com.au/nicole_tim

Senator Gary Humphries and Maigan Fowler http://www.everydayhero.com.au/gary_maigan

Maddi Knudsen from the Canberra Trophy Centre and Will Huang http://www.everydayhero.com.au/maddi_will

Jerrabomberra Public School teacher Mardi Croke and Peter Ricardo http://www.everydayhero.com.au/mardi_peter

On the night, the audience will vote for the song and performance they like the best by donating money to SIDS and Kids ACT in the name of their favourite duo.

Canberra Takes 2 will be held on Saturday, August 11 at the Queanbeyan Conference Centre. It promises to be a really entertaining night out. Tickets are $25 per person and guests will be seated at tables and chairs and encouraged to bring along a picnic basket or nibbles. There will be back-up singers and dance performances to add to the fun.

For further information or to book a table, call SIDS and Kids ACT on 6287 4255.
To vote for your favourite team, click on the link next to their name above.

Some interesting questions to be posed, here.  For example, is it fair to allow people to vote via the link when they may not be there to hear the performances?  Should some excellent performers be penalised for the misfortune of have been hooked up with some quite awful "celebrities"?  Does Gary Humphries have an unfair advantage given his cameo in "The Producers" a few years back?  Why is Butcher Lindbeck allowed to do anything, anywhere, ever? 

In any event, $25 is such a bargain to see 50% of these people that it more than makes up for the fact that the other 50% is $25 overpriced.  If not already spoken for, I'd be getting along to this.

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