Welcome to the summer edition of Essential Living magazine! The holiday season is here so we have packed this edition full of the latest news and event details to help you get the most out of the warmer weather. We chat with Victor the Viking, the longest serving mascot in NRL history, and find out more about the man behind the mask. We also showcase Design Canberra’s exhibition featuring the late Robert Foster and have some great health and fitness tips to get your kids moving.

To help celebrate summertime we have some fantastic prizes to win including a 2017 Canberra Raiders membership, a kid’s birthday party at BFirm’s outdoor activity centre and VIP tickets to Skyfire 2017!

Inside this issue


It’s all about the smiles

We chat with Tony Wood, the man behind Canberra Raiders team mascot Victor the Viking. Plus we also have a great 2017 season East Grandstand family membership to win!

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Celebrating the innovation of Robert Foster

Robert Foster’s spectacular ‘ossolites’ in ActewAGL House offered a unique backdrop and very special lighting for the launch of the third Design Canberra Festival in October. Read more here about the late Robert Foster and his distinguished career.

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ACT Large Employer of the Year

ActewAGL’s outstanding delivery of quality industry-based training and ongoing commitment to the safety of its employees and the community was recognised as it was announced ACT Large Employer of the Year. Find out more here.

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Keeping kids fit and healthy

We’ve got some great tips from BFirm’s Lee Campbell on helping to keep your kids fit and healthy. Plus win a birthday at BFirm’s outdoor activity centre!

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Love later life

Seniors Week is an opportunity to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older people. Read more here about what’s coming up.

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Fruity rice salad

We have a great summer salad to try thanks to Barbara Mummery from Ainslie. It is sure to be a family favourite!

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Save on your summer energy costs

Here’s some great tips to help keep you cool this summer and save on your energy costs.

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