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The Royal National Capital Agricultural Society in partnership with ActewAGL are proud to present the 2019 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show on Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February 2019 held at Exhibition Park in Canberra.
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Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE

 

(released 10am Thursday 6 December 2018)

 

THE CANBERRA COMMUNITY HAS SPOKEN:

SHOW TICKETS 30% CHEAPER IN 2019

 
Newly appointed CEO of the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society (RNCAS), Athol Chalmers, today announced that ticket prices for the 2019 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show will be reduced by 30 per cent compared to 2018.  The Show is being held on 22-24 February.

 
“We’ve listened to all the feedback from the Canberra community and we have acted.  The 2019 Show will now be more affordable for individuals and for families,” Mr Chalmers said.

 

Adult                Child/Concession       Family (up to 2 adults & 2 children)

 
2018                     $30                  $18                                          $72

 
2019                     $20                  $12                                          $50     

 
“In addition to the 30% cut in headline prices, we are also offering a further 20% reduction in prices for tickets purchased online,” Mr Chalmers added.

 
Canberra Show 2019 tickets are available from 10am today, Thursday 6 December, on the Canberra Show website (search ‘Canberra Show’ or go to www.canberrashow.org.au).

 
“Canberra Show tickets would be a great stocking stuffer or gift this Christmas.”

 
“In addition to this significant price reduction we will also be offering all Canberra and regional schools the opportunity for their students to attend the Show on Friday 22 February 2019 for $5 per student. What better way to learn about farming and horticulture than by seeing the animals, observing farming demonstrations, watching agricultural competitions and having the opportunity to ask questions of farmers about their produce and their animals,” Mr Chalmers said.

 
Ticket pricing is just the first major announcement the Canberra Show will be making in response to listening to community feedback and acting on it. Further major announcements will relate to parking, community engagement, food and drink offerings, innovation and technology and free entertainment.

 
“The 2019 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show will strengthen the much-loved traditional elements of the Show but will also have some new and exciting events and innovations – stay tuned for further announcements,” Mr Chalmers said.

 
Media contact: Tim Benson 0402 900 402 or tim.benson@manbitesdog.com.au
 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

(embargoed till 10am Monday 17 December 2018)

 

‘CANBERRA ON SHOW’ AT ROYAL CANBERRA SHOW 2019: PUTTING OUR DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FRONT AND CENTRE

 

Newly appointed CEO of the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society (RNCAS), Athol Chalmers, today announced a major new initiative, ‘Canberra on Show’, will feature at the 2019 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show. The Show is being held on 22-24 February 2019.

 

Canberra on Show (COS) will feature up to 50 stalls from the Canberra community, including local food and drinks suppliers, various community and not-for-profit groups, and high quality handmade goods producers.  Canberra on Show will also provide an opportunity for a host of local musicians, dancers and entertainers to perform on a professional standard stage with quality sound and lighting.  

 

“We’ve listened to the feedback from the Canberra community and we have acted.  The 2019 Royal Canberra Show will have more Canberra community involvement and engagement than ever before.  The Show is not only a platform to promote agricultural industries and agricultural excellence, it is also an opportunity for us to showcase the wonderful mix of talents, products and cultures that make Canberra such a vibrant and engaging city,” Mr Chalmers said.

 

The Canberra community stage will feature singing, dancing, jazz, rock, pop, R&B, big band, country, folk and traditional music. There will also be cultural ceremonies (such as a Chinese tea ceremony) and an equmenical service on the Sunday morning.

 

“Our city is known for both its diversity and its inclusiveness and this will be ‘on show’ at ‘Canberra on Show’ in 2019,” Mr Chalmers said.

 

This is the second major announcement made by the RNCAS in response to community feedback. The first was in relation to the price of Show entry tickets.  The gate prices for the 2019 Royal Canberra Show have been reduced by 30% and by 40% for tickets which are purchased online.

 

When asked asked ‘Why are you doing this?’, Mr Chalmers said, “COS we are listening …”.

 

Further announcements in relation to free entertainment, support for community groups and the agricultural sector, innovation and technology in agriculture, and a strengthened focus on schools and education will be made in the lead up to the 2019 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show.

 

PS: Canberra Show 2019 tickets are now available and are 40% cheaper online than 2018. Go to the Canberra Show website (search ‘Canberra Show’ or go to www.canberrashow.org.au).

 


MEDIA RELEASE

 

(10am Thursday 10 January 2019)

 

ActewAGL 2019 Royal Canberra Show cuts parking fee by 50% and donates to the Country Women’s Association

 

With 42 days to go till the 2019 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, Show CEO, Athol Chalmers, today announced that parking costs at the 2019 show will be cut by 50%, from $10 to $5, and money raised will go to the Country Women’s Association.

 

“As part of the Canberra Show’s commitment to engage with the community and make the show more accessible and affordable we have decided to halve the cost of parking in 2019 from $10 to $5,” Mr Chalmers said.

 

In addition Mr Chalmers announced that the majority of the funds raised from parking fees would go directly to supporting local rural families through the Country Women’s Association.

 

The CWA is Australia’s largest women’s organisation. It lobbies for change, helps local communities, provides education grants to students and creates networks of support in towns and cities.

 

“The majority of parking fees will go directly to the Monaro and Southern Tablelands Groups of the Country Women’s Association to support local families and especially assist their children in regard to education,” Mr Chalmers said.

 

Leanne Lourigan President Southern Tablelands Group said, “We are very pleased that the Canberra Show in its 92rd year has partnered with the CWA in its 97th year to assist in delivering services to local rural families.”

 

The 50% cut in parking costs and support for the CWA is a response to community feedback that parking has been too expensive in previous years and there needed to be stronger local community engagement.

 

This is the third major announcement made by the Royal Canberra Show after announcing tickets prices will be up to 40 per cent cheaper (online) and that the Show will feature a major new initiative “Canberra on Show” (showcasing Canberra’s community at the Royal Canberra Show 2019).

 

“Although the CWA is associated with great tea and scones, we are so much more than that,” Ms Lourigan said.

 

Canberra Show 2019 tickets are available and are 40% cheaper online than 2018. Go to the Canberra Show website (search ‘Canberra Show’ or go to www.canberrashow.org.au).

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