This would have been a significant event as the New Weddington Isles was due to be represented; the first ever micronation to feature, with a stall and a place in the National Parade.
However, every cloud has a silver lining and the Isles have been invited to take part in the National Canberra Day Celebrations in March 14th.
Furthermore the ACT Government (ACT = Australian Capital Territory) Ministry of Multicultural Affairs, along with the Ministries of Arts and Human Rights & Economic Affairs have granted the New Weddington Isles a significant grant for events under their multicultural scheme.
As well as being a major boost to our planning budget for 2022, it is a practical demonstration of how micronations can tangibly work alongside local government both in benefitting the local community and gain funds to develop their own activities and credibility.
A wonderful early Christmas present – and we will keep you updated in the New Year on how we make use of this grant!