Brumbies fever is growing across Canberra as excitement builds for the grand-final showdown between the Brumbies and the Chiefs on Saturday evening in Hamilton New Zealand.

“Canberran’s have a great history in getting behind their local sporting teams and showing how proud we are of them. Saturday’s game is going to be a tough away game and so we need to let the Brumbies know how much their hometown is behind them and their campaign to win the Super Rugby title for 2013,” the Chief Minister said.

Arrangements are being made to generate local Brumbies pride across the city. So far we can confirm that on Friday and Saturday nights:

• The Lake Burley Griffin (Captain Cook memorial jet) fountain will be blue;
• The National Carillion will be gold;
• Telstra Tower will be blue;
• The Museum of Australian Democracy will be lit in Brumbies blue and gold; and
• Civic Square and Canberra Times fountains will be coloured gold.

In addition, the Erindale Vikings Auditorium will be devoted to families so they can watch the game on the big screen and will be providing free kids events like face painting, colouring-in corner, balloon modelling and special kid’s meal deals. A number of other ACT clubs will be broadcasting the game live with families welcome. A full list can be found here.

Brumbies Rugby have also generously donated a double membership for the 2014 season to be donated to the business or organisation who best displays their Brumbies spirit over the next few days. So get your gold and blue decorations out and send the photos to communicationsandengagement@act.gov.au.

“In our centenary year this is a proud time for our city. We should all get behind the team and let them know how proud we are of them and what they have achieved so far and let them see the support that they have from their home town of Canberra,” The Chief Minister concluded.

Date: 31 July 2013
Media Contact: Adina Cirson Ph: 6205 0384 (w) 0435 964 454 (m)