This Sunday, 10 May 2015, treat your mum to a day of pampering and entertainment at the Mother's Day on the shareway festival celebrating the completion of the Bunda Street shareway.
"A range of fun activities for the whole family will be available on the day, but children 12 years and under can get the fun started early by drawing a picture of how much they love their mum for a chance to win," said Ben McHugh, Senior Manager, Capital Works, Design and Delivery.
"Simply draw a picture that shows why you love your mum, write your first and last name, your age, your postal address and an email address or phone number on the back, and bring it along on the day for display on the shareway festival's art wall.
"If you can't get a drawing done before the weekend that's no problem. Come along to the Eckersley's stall on the day and create your Mother's Day art using Eckersley's art materials.
"The winners of the competition will be announced around 3 pm on the day by two of the ACT's Barnardo's Mother of the Year national finalists – Alarna Barratt and Trish Ellis. Prizes including a family pass to the National Zoo and Aquarium and vouchers for 30 minute jet flight simulator experiences are up for grabs.
"Other activities will include giant games, DIY chalk art on the shareway, bike maintenance demonstrations, Pedal Power's bicycle skills rodeo, face painting and balloon animals.
"Mother's Day on the shareway also gives Canberran's an opportunity to thank their mums with special treats including free massages, delicious food samples, beauty giveaways and live music to name a few.
"The event is giving city shops an opportunity to run a range of promotions and dining experiences, as a thank you for their patience while construction was underway.
"It is also a great opportunity for people to familiarise themselves with the shareway given it is a fairly new concept for most Canberrans.
"Motorists and cyclists must give way to pedestrians on the shareway. For cars, this means slowing down or coming to a stop to avoid a collision. All road users will need to be mindful of one another as cyclists and pedestrians are able to cross the road at any point.
"The shareway is just one way the ACT Government is creating an environment which makes healthy lifestyle choices easier and encourages greater use of sustainable transport."
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