Because ActewAGL and its predecessors’ history is so intertwined with the building of the national capital, it’s an honour to celebrate this important birthday as the Principal Partner of the Centenary of Canberra. Right from its beginning we were involved in the building of our city through construction of the Cotter Dam, which commenced in 1912. As this proceeded, work began on providing other essential services for the capital, one being an electricity supply that powered the pumps lifting water from the Cotter Dam to the reservoir at Mount Stromlo. Our story continues with the commissioning of the Kingston Powerhouse in July 1915. This building, which still stands today, houses the Canberra Glassworks and continues to be a significant landmark in our city.
Today, our business is local, as are our people, and that’s why we play a major role in supporting our community.
It’s a very exciting time for the region and we hope as Principal Partner we can help make the Centenary of Canberra a celebration to remember.
The Centenary of Canberra is the most significant event on the Australian calendar in 2013. As a city we have the opportunity to showcase what’s great about our home and the chance to leave a lasting legacy to take us confidently into the next century.
We look forward to celebrating with you the Centenary of Canberra in 2013.
When Capital Chemist was offered the opportunity to become a Major Supporter of Canberra’s Centenary celebrations, we embraced it immediately. For more than a third of the capital’s hundred years, we have been part of its history and growing community.
Capital Chemist started with two stores in 1978. We have since flourished thanks to the support given to us by the people of Canberra and there are now 16 Capital Chemists in Canberra. Over the years we have endeavoured to reciprocate this support by becoming increasingly involved with and supporting our local community in many ways. This support ranges from annual events such as the Special Children’s Christmas Party, to ongoing support for organisations as diverse as the Heart Foundation, Pegasus (horse riding for the disabled), Sailability (sailing for the disabled), Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Malkara and Cranleigh Special Schools, Capital Chemist Art Prize and ACT Junior Cricket.
We are especially proud of our long standing partnership with The Cancer Support Group and the Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter, providing significant financial and in-kind support to both of these very worthy organisations. We have also invested in the future of Canberra by providing two scholarships, every year, to all secondary schools in the ACT to recognise outstanding students who have excelled in academic studies and citizenship.
It is through these links with the community that we have found ways to support education, the arts and junior sport, and to open up opportunities for people with disabilities.
Giving something back has been part of our philosophy from day one. Canberra has been good to us. Sponsoring our capital’s Centenary is another way for us to say thank you in a meaningful way.
Professional services firm Deloitte is proud to be a Major Supporter of the Centenary of Canberra and is a fitting partner for this national celebration. In line with the objectives of the Centenary initiative, Deloitte thrives on innovation and looks to inspire its staff, its clients and its community–through nation-building thought leadership and the highest quality project implementation.
The partnership also demonstrates the strong community spirit of Deloitte and our commitment to building a better future for Australia. Deloitte is keen to be an official and active participant in the Centenary’s program of events, as it is a chance of a lifetime opportunity to celebrate all that Canberra offers, now and in the future.
For over 100 years the Commonwealth Bank has been working with Canberra’s people, businesses and government organisations to support and fuel innovation and development within the ACT.
But we don’t believe in sitting on the sidelines.
Throughout our century-long shared history, CommBank and Canberra have worked together to drive technological and financial innovation and education. In the last 5 years alone, the Commonwealth Bank has revolutionised online banking and cash management, introduced mobile payment and financial management tools, pioneered contactless payments in Australia, moved to Real Time Banking and Everyday Settlement and presented Pi, the future of point of sale payment technology. Innovation is in our DNA. As a thought leader in technological innovation and one of Australia’s largest financial institutions, we are proud to partner with the Centenary of Canberra to celebrate the success and exciting future of our capital and nation.
SBS is proud to partner with the Centenary of Canberra, a year-long celebration of arts and ideas, to celebrate and highlight our democracy, and the multicultural, multifaceted history of our nation.
SBS’s charter compels it to tell important stories, especially those that “ reflect Australia’s multicultural society”. Within Canberra’s history and present day vibrancy are many examples of that story. SBS is pleased to join with the Centenary of Canberra to share these important, nation-defining stores, and encourage all Australians to take an interest and pride in our national capital.
The ABC is delighted to join the Centenary of Canberra celebrations as Australians re-experience, re-imagine and re-visit what their national capital means to them. As well as being the home of Australia’s democracy, and some of our most cherished national treasures, Canberra is an innovative, active and creative city in its own right.
The ABC is also celebrating a milestone this year - 80 years of connecting with audiences in Australia and abroad through distinctive content that informs, educates and entertains – the ABC is proud to partner with Canberra and share the stories that have helped shape our national identity.
Determination, focus and passion are the driving forces behind The Canberra Times. Publishing since 1926, the region’s own daily newspaper, The Canberra Times produces a range of quality publications to satisfy the many segments of our community. The Canberra Times boasts the region’s largest property guide, Domain, and in the Saturday edition you’ll find Panorama, Canberra’s première arts and entertainment magazine. Winner of the 2010 PANPA Newspaper of the Year award. The Canberra Times is well-known for its excellence in local and national news coverage, community involvement and innovative advertising publications. The Canberra Times is recognised as one of Canberra’s most respected media sources and the home of breaking news.
The Canberra Times serving the National Capital and through it the Nation.
The Centenary of Canberra welcomes philanthropic support for the Centenary celebrations. Our special thanks go to the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) for its assistance.
For enquiries regarding corporate or philanthropic support, please contact Partnerships Manager, Vivien Mitchell on 02 6205 2855 or email@example.com