Canberra kangaroo cull protest – Friday, 18 May 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/588218204910403/

When:  5:30-6:30, 18 May 2018

Where:  Corner of Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit, Civic

Please come along to not only show your support for the kangaroos but to raise awareness of the kangaroo cull that has commenced. Bring posters and banners! Bring your enthusiasm and passion! (and dress warmly). There is a huge audience at this spot. People are driving home from work and this is a good chance for us to spread the message that killing is not an option. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get there at 5:30, come when you can. We will wrap it up once the traffic thins (which is usually around 6:30).

Vegan Outreach at Million Paws Walk – Sunday, 20 May 2018

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/185258095623802/

When:  9:30-12:30, Sunday, 20 May 2018

Join Animal Liberation ACT and Vegan ACT on the 20th of May with some vegan outreach at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk!

There will be 2 outreach opportunities:
Chalking
Leafleting

If you would like to participate in chalking we will be meeting at the National Carillon bridge at 9:45am

And, if you would like to participate in the leafleting please arrive at the National Carillon bridge at 10:45am to prepare for the walk starting at 11am

Animal costumes will be available if you’re keen to dress up and spread the vegan vibes as a mascot! (costumes from event pic)

Volunteer for International Earthlings Experience – Friday, 4 May 2018

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2163106890396651/

When:  Friday 4 May at 18:00–20:00
Where:  Garema Pl

Join Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT on Friday the 4th of May for The International Earthlings Experience!

Instead of displaying the Earthlings trailer we will show footage from Aussie Farms as it’s more relevant to us and we want to show members of the public that this happens here in Australia too.

Lets stand together united and bring to light the truth about the way animals are exploited all over the world and promote a life of compassion and peace.

If you’re participating please:

* Bring a laptop if you can, with the following downloaded onto the device: https://vimeo.com/130694373

* Dress adaptable to weather

* Wear dark clothing

* Bring a backpack, as we can’t look after your belongings, and you’ll be using your hands

Last year 57 cities all joined together on one day to open the eyes and change the hearts of so many just through a connection.

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2163106890396651/

see the video here from the first International Earthling’s Experience here:

Some great resources:
‘How to get people to watch Earthlings’:

AND
How to get strangers to go vegan:

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2163106890396651/

A Poultry Place Working Bee – Saturday, 12 May 2018

Join us on the 12th of May giving the human of A Poultry Place a helping hand!

This is unique opportunity to visit the region’s oldest vegan sanctuary, as it is not usually open to the public.
In exchange for your help for the day, you get to meet the residents, learn some of their stories and the workings of a sanctuary, and most of all to give a little of your time to make a contribution for the animals, and the people who dedicate their lives to helping them. 🐓🐥🐔 Vegan ACT also provides a BBQ lunch after which there is a full tour of the sanctuary.

Directions will be given when you RSVP, some lifts will be available, but please ask ahead.
There are quite a range of tasks to help with, so if you have any needs or limitations in this regard please get in touch and we will ensure a suitable task is allocated to you

Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/611805945826931/

Charity Vegan Dinner @ Kinglsand for Lucky Stars Sanctuary – Saturday, 12 May 2018

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/476027542795036/

When:  6-8 on Saturday, 12 May

Bring your stretchy pants cause you are going to need them after this Banquet dinner! Kingsland is a restaurant located in Dickson that offers only vegan food with textures and flavours that mock meat. This is the perfect opportunity if you would like to try a range of vegan dishes at a low price.

Limited tickets available!! Tickets are $40 + booking fee. Your ticket includes a Vegan Banquet of 3 entrees, 7 mains and 1 dessert. $10 from every ticket is donated to Lucky Stars Sanctuary to help them provide feed and shelter to their animals over the winter months.

MENU – each table will receive (tables of 6)

Entree
– spring rolls (one for each person)
– eggplant fritters (one for each person)
– chicken drumsticks

Mains
– sautéed eggplant
– ginger chicken
– roast duck
– Mongolian lamb
– sweet and sour pork
– fried rice
– mixed vegetables

Desserts (alternating desserts)
– banana nirvana
– lychee delight

Book here:  https://events-uallyyours.ticketbud.com/kingsland-charity-vegan-dinner

Book Club Returns to discuss “How Not to Die” by Dr. Michael Greger – Sunday, 13 May 2018

When?:  3-5 on Sunday 13 May

Where?:  Smith’s Alternative, Civic

What we’ll do:
The next instalment of the Vegan ACT book club has been a long time coming; but, it’s finally here!

We are going to get together and discuss the scientifically backed, New York Times best selling book that advocates for a vegan/plant based diet – “How Not to Die”.

https://nutritionfacts.org/book/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25663961-how-not-to-die

I’ve set the meeting time a bit over a month out so hopefully it gives people enough time to buy the book and dive through it. Let me know in the comments if you think that is too short or too long and we can reconsider.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Canberra-Veg-Events/events/249382108/

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/367736380373738/

Support Earth Festival Vegan Bake Sale – Saturday, 14 April 2018

Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/179968995862956/

When:  10-3 on Saturday, 14 April 2018

The Earth Festival 2018 is almost here! Come over to Dickson outside of Woolworths on the 14th of April for some baked vegan treats!

Please bring your own containers as we will not be having plates, culterly or napkins. Best to get in early before they sell out!

This is a fundraising event, all funds made from the bake sale will be going towards the goal of $5,000 for Lucky Stars Sanctuary.

Support Epic Aussie Farms Raffle!

WIN over $700 worth of prizes and support Aussie Farms with our epic vegan raffle! Buy your tickets online at bit.ly/2GiUgyy

All funds raised will go towards promoting Dominion and creating a kinder world.

One lucky winner will receive all of the following prizes:
Orgran Health & Nutrition: A $150 hamper of Orgran products
Farmer John: 15 packets of Farmer John vegan jerky
PRANA ON: A PranaOn tote bag with 1kg of Power Plant Protein, a PranaOn Shaker and a PranraOn wristband
Lucerna Soy Candles Bath Body: A $100 Lucerna candle voucher
De Lorenzo Haircare: The Rejunven8 duo set
CLIF Bar: A caddie of 12 coconut chocolate chip bars
Vegan Style: A Vegan Style branded tee
Hurraw! Balm 3 Hurraw lip balms
The PUR Company Inc.: Spearmint gum and tangerine mints
AVS Organic Foods: A DIY cheese kit
The Cruelty Free Shop: A $25 Cruelty Free Shop voucher
Upton’s Naturals: Delicious BBQ jackfruit
ACURE: Personal care product
My Magic Mud: My Magic Mud Toothpaste
Blue Dinosaur: A sample box featuring every delicious vegan flavour
Easy Vegan Food: A ready-made vegan meal kit

There is an online raffle plus a separate raffle at every premiere screening. When you buy tickets you can select to enter the Online raffle or the Canberra raffle.

A huge thank you to all the wonderful businesses who have supported our raffle and are helping us to build a better future.

People anywhere in Australia can enter the online raffle but only people in ACT can enter the Canberra raffle. Prizes will be posted to the winner.

Buy your tickets online at bit.ly/2GiUgyy

Canberra Presence @ Dominion Animal Rights March, Melbourne – Saturday, 28 April 2018

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/164832517476038/

Industries that profit from animal abuse and exploitation have remained hidden in the shadows for far too long. With the release of DOMINION (2018), an empire built on secrecy will be exposed like never before – but we need your help!

The tipping point is within reach – it’s time to stand up and be heard. Join thousands of Australians as we march together through the streets of Melbourne, taking the groundbreaking film and its crucial message of animal rights to the people who need to see it most – the consumers.

The march will launch 6 months of coordinated actions aimed at systematically tearing down the walls that, until now, have hidden the greatest injustice in human history.

NOW is the time to take action.
– INVITE all your friends throughout Australia
– SHARE this event across your networks
– BRING along a person who has never before been to a march

#WeWillRiseTogether

View the Dominion trailer: www.WatchDominion.com
Buy tickets: Dominion – World Premiere
Follow Aussie Farms and Dominion: Documentary

Dominion Canberra Premiere featuring James Aspey and Director Q&A – Tuesday, 17 April 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/1941254719536611/

☆ You are invited to the Canberra Premiere of Dominion: Documentaryfeaturing guest speaker James Aspey, and Director Q&A ☆

Aussie Farms, Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT are coming together to host the highly anticipated sequel to Chris Delforce’s award-winning debut film Lucent: Documentary.

☆ Dominion is a game-changing documentary that explores the six primary facets of human and animal interaction – Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food – questioning the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. This feature-length film contains the most recent and highest-quality footage from hundreds of investigations across Australia.

Vegan ACT Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Wednesday 21st of February, 7pm

@ The Conservation Council, Barry Drive, Acton

Attend in person or by proxy

Doors open at 6.30pm with the AGM to commence at 7.00pm

All members are welcome to attend. Membership can be applied for on the website at http://veganact.org.au/memberships/ A member is a person who has paid their annual subscription to the association in the last 12 months.

Members may nominate for committee positions and there can be up to 12 committee positions at any one time – criteria apply. Click here for a NOMINATION OF COMMITTEE MEMBER form or APPOINTMENT OF PROXY form (if not attending in person) and the Vegan ACT Financial Report 2017.

Volunteering with Vegan ACT is an excellent platform for you to express your creativity and come up with new and exciting ways to reach out to the ACT community. All skill sets are welcome and the only requirement is that you are passionate about the cause!

If being part of a group committed for spreading the number one way to lead a compassionate and healthy lifestyle sounds like something you are interested in, then you are welcome and we will see you on the night.

Thank you, see you there!

Charity Movie Night ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ – Thursday, 22 February 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/1455123767938100/

Gather some friends or family and come out for a great movie night all while fundraising and supporting Lucky Stars Sanctuary. All funds raised from the event will be going towards helping rescue and rehabilitate wildlife, pet and farm animals.

Arrive to the National Film and Sound Archive at 6pm with complimentary nibbles and drinks. Bring some cash on the night to further extend your support to Lucky Stars by purchasing merchandise and raffle tickets from their market stall.

Ticket prices are $25 + booking fee. Tickets includes movie, lots of nibbles and drinks.  https://events-uallyyours.ticketbud.com/charity-movie-night-

Movie: A Street Cat Named Bob

Wheelchair access and seating available.

Nibbles and drinks are vegan friendly.

Animal Liberation & Vegan ACT General Meeting – Thursday, 22 February 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/224958731408752/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Come along to the Animal Liberation ACT/ Vegan ACT General Meeting this Thursday from 6.30pm – free Vegan snacks provided!

This month we will be gearing up for Duck Rescue in Victoria, so do come along if you’d like to participate. This won’t be your last opportunity to register your interest though!

Meetings are held monthly to reflect on the work both local organisations have done, to look toward what’s in store and connect Canberrans wanting to learn or lend a hand with the important work of Animal Liberation ACT and Vegan ACT so come along and get involved!

We hope to see you there, for the animals! 🐙🐷🐱🐵🐮🐔🐨🐟🐰
Room 9, Level 2, Griffin Centre, Genge St, Civic, ACT

Vegan Day Out in Canberra – Sat & Sun, 10 & 11 March 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/1890763657901855/

Treat yourself to cheap vegan eats, discounts and freebies!

For one weekend only, local cafes and businesses in Braddon will be slashing prices, giving away samples and putting special vegan dishes on the menu for the Vegan Day Out.

We’re talking meal deals, two for ones, food samplings, discounted vegan groceries, and so much more.

Join us for a weekend-long celebration of everything vegan!

Here’s how it works:
We will be creating a map of all the participating businesses. Come and collect your map from the Cruelty Free Shop. Then enjoy spending the weekend walking around redeeming the vouchers on the map.

Enjoy all your favourite vegan goods at special prices. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase vegan foods and products to friends and family

At the Cruelty Free Shop, we’ll have storewide discounts on hundreds of items plus free food tastings all weekend long.

Please note: as hundreds of products in store will be discounted already, no further discounts will be available over the weekend (e.g. Vegan Card, loyalty points, etc).

If you’ve been before, you’ll know why we’re so excited! More than 5,000 people attended the Vegan Day Out in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne in September last year.

Please invite your friends and family, and help make this event the best yet!

WHERE TO START:
The Cruelty Free Shop, Shop 3/24 Mort St, Braddon
Sat 10 March 9am-6pm
Sun 10 March 10am-5pm

*You need the vouchers to redeem the offers, so be sure to collect the map from The Cruelty Free Shop*

Fish Shack Vegan Sunday for Canberra Animal Save – Sunday, 25 March 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/253633081842748/

VEGAN SUNDAY IS BACK!!

The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday will be held on the 25th of March 2018 from 11:00am with the last food order being taken at 7:30pm. The Fish Shack will be open during its normal closing time between 4pm-5pm.

To ensure there is no cross-contamination, the oil of the deep fryer will be changed in the morning and no animal products will be used. There is also coffee, soy milkshakes, soft drinks, sugar cane juice and ice teas available.

10% of the profits from The Fish Shack will be donated to Canberra Animal Save (CAS). CAS is a newly established non-profit organisation based in Canberra using the strategy of bearing witness to animals in their final moments as they approach slaughterhouses, live markets and auctions. They use a love-based community-organising approach based on non violence, love and truth as informed by Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi. They advocate veganism and activism, namely the idea that everyone has the duty to bear witness. There is a zero tolerance approach to animal exploitation by exposing the truth behind animal agriculture, farm shows, and entertainment.

Kid-Friendly Vegan Outreach @ The Multicultural Festival – Sunday, 18 February 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/192400204682225/

Children are the future! The younger generation are starting to dominate the vegan movement, so let’s encourage them to explore their compassion for animals and learn about a kindhearted lifestyle!

Join Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT displaying kid friendly clips and educating the young ones in an age appropriate manner!

Keen to get your groove on? We’re looking for some volunteers to wear our animal costumes for a fun and enjoyable approach! Choose between a pig a cow or a chicken!

Check out event page on Facebook for more details

That’s So Vegan #3 Korean Vegan Banquet @ Lazy-Su – Monday, 26 February 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/527783274275523/

Korean “Han Jung Sik” Vegan Banquet
Monday 26 February
$39 per person
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Book a table – www.lazy-su.com.au/book

**Reservations of 4 people and under are allocated a 60 minute seating
*Reservations for 5 people and above are allocated 75 minutes

No need to order, sit down and let our chefs fill your table with a great assortment of Korean vegan banquet dishes for only $39.

$5 from each Banquet sold will be donated to the ACT Intellectually Disabled Basketball team.

The best $39 you have ever spent!

Han Jung Sik
is a full-course Korean banquet style meal with an array of savoury side dishes. The most lavish of hanjeongsik originated with the banquets served in the royal palaces or the homes of aristocrats

BANQUET MENU (ALL THIS FOR $39!)
– WHITE KIM CHI
– SHALLOT KIM CHI
– POGI KIM CHI
– NAKED SUSHI ROLL
– SHALLOT PANCAKE
– DUMPLING SOUP (*contains gluten)
– SUAN LA TANG TOFU SOUP
– MUSHROOM BULGOGI
– JAPCHAE GLASS NOODLE SALAD
– CHILLED SOBA NOODLE SALAD (*contains gluten)
– AGEDASHI TOFU
– KFC (Korean Fried Cauliflower)
– KOREAN CHILLI POPPER

*Served with steamed rice.

Working Bee @ A Poultry Place with Vegan ACT – Saturday, 10 February 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/356730148139523/

So, do you have some spare time this Saturday? Then come and help out for the day at A Poultry Place for another Vegan ACT Working Bee!

This is unique opportunity to visit the region’s oldest vegan sanctuary, as it is not usually open to the public.
In exchange for your help for the day, you get to meet the residents, learn some of their stories and the workings of a sanctuary, and most of all to give a little of your time to make a contribution for the animals, and the people who dedicate their lives to helping them. 🐓🐥🐔 Vegan ACT also provides a BBQ lunch after which there is a full tour of the sanctuary.

Directions will be given when you RSVP, some lifts will be available, but please ask ahead.
There are quite a range of tasks to help with, so if you have any needs or limitations in this regard please get in touch and we will ensure a suitable task is allocated to you. 🙂

Please PM Michelle Isobel or comment below for any queries or to RSVP.

Vegan Raffle and Charity Stall for Lucky Stars Sanctuary – Weekend, 10 & 11 February 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/176860713063515/

Come down to the Fyshwick markets on the 10th and 11th of February for our first charity stall of the year!

You will be able to purchase raffle tickets to our first ever vegan raffle which is kindly donated by Tania and Susan. The raffle contains delicious food and a large selection of Sukin products!

The raffle will be drawn on the 22nd of February at our Charity Movie Night hosted by Joanna from Events-ually Yours. Tickets for the movie night can be purchased at this link: https://events-uallyyours.ticketbud.com/charity-movie-night-

Any donation for the charity stall is greatly appreciated.