Thursday, September 11, 2014

A few facts about the Ice Bucket Challenge and ALS/MND

I am sure all of us would have seen the Ice Bucket Challenge videos that has totally gone viral. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see a video on Facebook of someone pouring ice water over themselves!

I did a quick straw poll among my mates and while many know roughly what is ALS / MND, almost all still didn’t know much about the disease and how its impact in Australia. So I thought I would write this quick blog post to help communicate a few facts about ALS / MND in Australia and the Ice Bucket Challenge.

... To read more, visit the blog post on the Melbourne Ahoy website - A few facts about the Ice Bucket Challenge and ALS/MND

Friday, August 29, 2014

Melbourne Day 2014

Happy 179th birthday Melbourne ! Yes, it’s Melbourne Day again.


First a little bit of history …


Melbourne was founded on 30 August 1835 by settlers who sailed from Tasmania aboard the schooner Enterprize. They landed on the north bank of the Yarra River and established the first permanent settlement, close to where the Immigration Museum at the Old Customs House stands and the place today known as Enterprize Park.


This year, there’s a full program of activities with the main feature – an all-ages free concert at Federation Square from noon including free birthday cake and candy floss to boot!


There’s also ..


  • a spectacular Docklands regatta where a flotilla of private and commercial vessels will fill Victoria Harbour

  • an Urban Explorer tour around town

  • a flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park by our Lord Mayor and other VIPs

  • discounted entry for the Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star, etc

  • special offers at a number of participating restaurants, pubs & cafes

For details on this special day, visit the official Melbourne Day website.


So, head down to Melbourne City tomorrow and enjoy the festivities !


 


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Ed: This post was originally posted at the Melbourne Ahoy website - Melbourne Day 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Best Comic Book Store in The World is in Melbourne!

I am very pleased to announce that Melbourne’s very own All Star Comics has been voted best Comic Book Store in the World!

This is yet another accolade that shows what a great place Melbourne is and another reason why Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city.

To read more about this fantastic win and why I feel that All Star Comics truly deserves the Eisner Award, check out my new blog post the Melbourne Ahoy website - Best Comic Book Store in The World is in Melbourne!


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