Canberra Takes 2 Raises Over $25,000

More than 200 people turned out at Queanbeyan’s Bicentennial Hall last Saturday night to see ACT MLA Elizabeth Lee and her dancing partner Matt Short take out the coveted Judge’s Choice and Fundraiser Extraordinaire awards at this year’s Canberra Takes 2 with a Twist.

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In its fifth year, the event was as popular as ever with participants and patrons alike coming together to raise more than $25,000 for Red Nose.

Long-time supporter of Red Nose, Kylie Cawse, and her dance partner Caitlin Schlig took out the hotly contested People’s Choice award.

Red Nose would like to thank all our dancers – Zoran Duckinoski and Kristy Thompson, Chris Duncan and Joanna Richards, Kylie Cawse and Caitlin Schlig, Bec Cody and Kathryn Jones, Elizabeth Lee and Matt Short, Brent Hunter and Michelle Norris, and Anthony McDonald and Emily Gageldonk – for all their hard work and fundraising to make this event a success.

Special thanks also to Legs Dance Studio, Queanbeyan City Council, Queanbeyan YMCA rhythmic gymnastics troupe, Canberra Trophy Centre, ALLBIDS, Karabar High School students Caitlin Nilon and Jordan Hemphill, judges Coralie Wood, Stephen Pike and especially Jacqui Richards, who also acted as mentor to the dancers throughout the preparation period of the event. A big thank you to the valued Red Nose volunteers who gave their time to support the event.


  • Kylie Cawse and Caitlin Schlig Canberra Takes 2 2017
  • Elizabeth Lee and Matt Short on Stage Canberra Takes 2 2017
  • Elizabeth Lee and Matt Short
  • Bec Cody and Kathryn Jones Canberra Takes 2 2017