Connect and Participate Expo
What is the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo?
Testimonials (Inaugural Expo-2014)Where and when is it going to be held?
Why do we need a CAP Expo?
Why would I go to the CAP Expo?
What are the benefits for your group in having a stall at the Expo?
How does our group apply to participate at the Expo and showcase the benefits of membership?
Who came to the Expo in 2015?
Who will be at the Expo in 2016?
What performances are on four stages?
Who are the event organisers?
Who are the event sponsors?
How can I get to the Expo?
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The CAP Expo is a community event that showcases the range of opportunities available for Canberrans of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connections around common interests.
A huge range of possibilities for connection and participation in the community will be at one location on one day; from sport and recreation groups, to art, craft, music, leisure, cultural, performing arts, hobby, social and ‘special interest’groups.
The Expo will open doors to new opportunities for all.
People attending can participate in ‘Come and Try’ activities or simply talk with people from a wide variety of groups to find out what they might be interested in.
Groups represented at the Expo will have a valuable platform to promote themselves and show what they can offer to new members.
The first Expo was held in 2014 and created to provide people with an easy way to discover new ways to participate in their community. Being engaged in the community and connecting with others is important for health and wellbeing; in contrast, social isolation can be linked to health risks.
This Expo ‘does the work’for people who would like to know more, and get started on a plan to participate and connect with others for enjoyment (with the added bonus of improving their health and wellbeing).
When: Saturday 25 March 2017, 11am-4pm..
Where: Old Bus Depot Building, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.
How much does it cost for entry to the event?
The event is FREE
How do I get to the CAP Expo?
Transport Canberra will operate a free bus service from the City Interchange to the Old Bus Depot Building departing from Platform 10 between 11am and 2pm.
Who will be at the 2017 CAP Expo?
Over 100 stallholders will display their wares in addition to food outlets and four stages of entertainment.
2017 Performance Schedule
|11:00 - 11:15||Welcome & Welcome to Country|
|11:20 - 11:40||Young Music Society Concert Band|
|11:50 - 12:10||Canberra College of Piping & Drumming|
|12:20 - 12:40||Tuggeranong Valley Band|
|12:50 - 13:10||Canberra City Band|
|13:20- 13.40||Sing Australia|
|13:50 - 14:10||Canberra Youth Brass Band|
|14:20 - 14:40||Victoria Street Brass|
|14:50 - 15:10||The Creek Band|
|15:20 - 15:40||Canberra Blues Society|
|15:50 - 16:10||Canberra Opera|
|11:25 - 11:45||Subsdance Dance Studio & Entertainment|
|11:50- 12:10||Monaro Folk Society|
|12:15 - 12:35||Tango Social Club of Canberra|
|12:40 - 13:00||BellyUp Bellydance|
|13:05 - 13:25||Silver Soles Cloggers Inc|
|13:30 - 13:50||Royal Scottish Country Dance Society|
|13:55 - 14:15||Folk Dance Canberra|
|14:20 - 14:40||Canberra Dance Theatre|
|14:45 - 15:05||ACT Square Dance Society|
|15:10 - 15:30||Earthly Delights Historic Dance|
|15:35 - 16:00||JumpTown Swing|
|11:30 - 11:55||Canberra Harmony Chorus|
|12:00 - 12:25||The Sisters & Brothers Community Choir|
|12:30 - 12:55||Canberra Choral Society|
|13:00 - 13:25||Andante Andante Choir|
|13:30 - 13:55||Dogs Obedience & Dogs Dancing|
|14:00 - 14:25||Ukulele Republic of Canberra|
|14:30 - 14:55||No performance scheduled|
|15:00 - 15:25||Community Services #1 Choir|
|15:30 - 16:00||Ecopella|
|11:30 - 11:50||Martial Movement|
|12:00 - 12:20||ACT Fencing Association|
|12:30 - 12:50||COZMO Inc (Capital of Australia Mandolinata )|
|13:00 - 13:20||Taoist Tai Chi Society|
|13:30 - 13:50||Kung Fu Wushu ACT|
|14:00 - 14:20||ACT Storytellers Guild|
|14:30 - 14:50||ACT Fencing Association|
The Expo will provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to connect with social, recreational, cultural, artistic, and sporting groups. ‘Special interest’ groups that are often unknown to the community will also be represented at the Expo. Come along with an open mind and who knows what you might discover! There will be something for everyone!
The event will include demonstrations and ‘come and try’ opportunities. You can have direct conversations with key people from interest groups and organisations. They will provide much needed information so you can plan to meet with the group soon, or follow up afterwards.
How does our group apply to participate at the next Expo?
Applications closed on 31st January 2017. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6207 9959.
Who are the event organisers?
The project is a partnership between government and non-government organisations. For more information, please contact email@example.com Phone: 02 62079959