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There were pugs, poodles, dachshunds, goats and good times had by all over the weekend at In The City Canberra’s inaugural A Taste of Braddon, and associated District Food and Wine Frolic in Braddon’s Haig Park. Despite the occasional downpour, spirits rallied amongst those attending the event over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November, with an estimated attendance rate of 15,000 people.
For ITCC, positive reports from the public around the initiative being an excellent use of the somewhat notorious Haig Park – was reward in itself. “Increasing foot-traffic and breathing new life into areas of the Canberra CBD and Braddon precincts is exactly what ITCC has set out to do with its past and present initiatives,” ITCC CEO Jane Easthope said.
“The popularity of A Taste of Braddon and the District Food and Wine Frolic with locals and visitors benefited all – with Braddon traders reporting an increase in trade on Saturday. For us, the positive feedback we’ve received from patrons, coupled with that from traders is the real highlight – it says ITCC can deliver events that appeal to the public, as well as deliver on our broader business objectives. As a demonstrated success, we hope the Government continues to deliver the event in our absence for years to come, growing and improving it with every iteration”, Jane said.
Highlights from the day included saluting the sun and surrounding goats with a morning of yoga in the park, gelato from a limo, wine tasting, dog races and of course, an endless array of delicious delicacies, dished up by our very own Braddon traders.
For those who experienced ‘A Taste of Braddon’, thank you from the team at ITCC for supporting us to deliver this event, despite the elements! We hope to see you there in future years to come…
View a range of snaps from the day in our Facebook gallery!