Donut Day @ Lucky Stars Sanctuary – Sunday, 26 August 2018

When:  12 to 4, Saturday 26 August 2018

Mia (baby Alpaca) invites you to come over meet all of her incredible friends that are in care at Lucky Stars Sanctuary Inc including chickens, pigs, goats, sheep, pigeons and alpacas! Share some love by getting up close and personal with every animal and learn their stories.

At the end of the tour, your will be gifted with vegan donuts from Krofne!! Krofne is a Social Enterprise providing meaningful employment for young adults with Down Syndrome by making delicious donuts including vegan options.

All profits will be donated to the sanctuary to help them provide food and water during the drought.

There are limited places available so please get in quick to not miss out. If you purchase a ticket and are unable to come, it will not be refunded so please let us know and give it to someone else.

The address will be given when purchased a ticket; you are not allowed to share this address with anyone.

ALL donuts will be vegan friendly – we will be providing 100 donuts!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1852604028162690/

End Live Export Protest March – Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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When:  10:15, Tuesday 21 August 2018

We will assemble behind the old Parliament House, March across the overhead bridge onto the lawns of Parliament House. This IS A PROTEST MARCH!!!!!!!!!
We will have banners, laminated posters and a PA system. SEE YOU THERE
❤️🐮❤️🐷❤️🐑❤️🐄❤️🐖❤️🐐❤️🐎❤️🐕

You can also sign a petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/david-littleproud-it-s-time-to-end-live-export/u/22784537

Christopher Robin Movie Night Fundraiser for Lucky Stars Sanctuary @ Palace Electric – Thursday, 6 September 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/292488238189810/

Gather some friends and family for an advanced screening of Christopher Robin, all in support of Lucky Stars Sanctuary. All funds raised from the event will go towards helping rescue and rehabilitate wildlife, domestic, and farm animals.

Please arrive at Palace Electric at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are $29 + booking free and include a small, vegan-friendly popcorn. A bar is also available if you would like to purchase beverages before the movie.

We’ll have merchandise available on the night and donations are always gratefully accepted.

Wheelchair access and seating available.

Tickets:  https://ticketbud.com/events/074f7d2a-93a2-11e8-afce-1fab5e224723

Cube of Truth Outreach – Saturday, 11 August 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/218429952200594/ 

When:  11:00-1:30, Saturday 11 August 2018

Please meet at the benches adjacent from Impact Comics.

If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/404834683336284/

The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. If you are bringing a laptop or a tablet, please download the following:

Media player:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Footage:
https://goo.gl/FwoAWh

Simply Divine – Gourmet Vegan Dinner @ The Southern Cross Club, Tuggeranong – Friday, 24 August 2018 (New date)

Tickets:  https://www.cscc.com.au/whats-on/simply-divine-gourmet-vegan-dinner

When: Friday, 24 August 2018 6.30pm (changed from Thursday, 24 August 2018)

Following the success of Tuggeranong’s recent vegetarian dinner, we present a Simply Divine gourmet vegan dinner, to showcase some amazing animal-free dishes.

MENU

Local Mushrooms
with kim chi and charged cauliflower puree


Roasted Pumpkin
with fig and walnut tabouleh, beetroot puree


Braised Chickpea and Capsicum Robusto
whole spice and tomato braised Kabuli Chana, served with roasted capsicum cigar, date and tamarind chutney, and puffed rice


Sesame Cheese
with crackers and house made pear and orange chutney


Chocolate, Berries and Meringue
dark chocolate mousse with fresh berries – and yes, meringue!

$60 with optional wine package available on the evening for $30

Simply Divine – Gourmet Vegan Dinner

Wine and Cheese Night @ The Cruelty Free Shop – Thursday, 2 August 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/269479320296733/

Loyalty Club Canberra Wine & Cheese Tasting Night Ticket

You’re invited to The Cruelty Free Shop’s inaugural Loyalty Club event – a Wine & Cheese tasting night featuring our top shelf vegan cheeses!

Your ticket includes a $10 voucher to spend in store, along with free vegan wine & cheese samples all night.

Enjoy some vegan wine samples, or non-alcoholic drinks, while trying our favourite vegan cheeses by brands including:

-Artisa
-Green Vie
-Vegusto
-Sprout & Kernel
-And more!

DETAILS

The Cruelty Free Shop Loyalty Club wine and cheese night is on Thursday 2 August from 6.30pm-8pm at Shop 3, 24 Mort St, Braddon.

VOUCHER

The $10 voucher is valid for use only at the Loyalty Club event. To claim the voucher, please show us your email receipt or give us your name (we will have a list of names at the counter). The voucher can only be used in Canberra store from 6.30pm-8pm on Thursday 2 August 2018.

Loyalty Club Canberra Wine & Cheese Tasting Night Ticket

Kangaroo A Love-Hate Story Film Screening – Saturday, 28 July 2018

Facebook event page

If you missed the original screenings in Canberra here is your chance to see the documentary ‘Kangaroo A Love-Hate Story’. This documentary exposes the reality of the love-hate story of the kangaroo in Australia. It challenges the dominant narrative we often hear but importantly leaves the viewer to make up their own mind. Here is a link for more reading about the documentary. http://kangaroothemovie.com VARIETY states “This probing documentary recalls films such as THE COVE and BLACKFISH.”
Starting at 6pm there is a light supper ($10) followed by the documentary at 6:30pm. Plus a short discussion afterwards.
See you there!!

Where:  Level 1, room 6, Griffin Center, Genge Street Civic

Animal Lib ACT and Vegan ACT’s monthly meeting – Thursday, 26 July 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/624750651243490/

When:  6:30-7:30, Thursday 26 July 2018

Come and join Animal Lib and Vegan ACT at our monthly meeting. We look back at what’s been happening this last month and checking out what’s to come. Among other things discussion will look at the forth coming Living Green Vegan Markets in October – If you are interested in helping with this please come along. We are keen to hear your ideas. Vegan nibbles on the night.

Rally to Ban Live Export – Saturday, 9 June 2018

Facebook Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/222468198485312/

When:  9 June at 11:15–12:00
Where:  Outside the Office of Dr Andrew Leigh MP 8/1 Torrens St Braddon ACT

The Animal Justice Party are beyond outraged and saddened by the the recent live sheep export investigation. How many more times does this have to happen? The ALP have announced that they will ban live sheep exports if they win the next election. But does this go far enough?

We already know how the Liberal Party feel about animal welfare as they won’t even consider a pause in the trade over Australia’s winter. Instead they have come up with there own “New Science” which goes against what science has already proven. Reducing stocking densities will do NOTHING to alleviate heat stress during the hot Middle East summer. The Liberal National Party, The National Farmers Federation and the Live Export Industry all say that “Animal Welfare is Paramount”, yet continue to condemn thousands of sheep to slowly cook alive on board these ships of shame.

We will not stop until we see a complete ban on all live animal exports. As Australia’s only political party for animals, we will continue to relentlessly put pressure on Labor and Liberal MPs and candidates to acknowledge that changing the law to ban live animal exports is not only the best option for animals, but for everyone involved.

On 9 June let’s stand together with one voice and demand a ban on all live animal exports.

Join us for a short rally outside Dr Leigh’s office followed by a group photograph which I will ask people to share far and wide, to show the politicians that we want this hideous industry to end. Labor are heading in the right direction. Let’s show them that we will hold them to it.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Bernie Brennan
Convenor
Animal Justice Party
ACT Branch
Ph 0427 777 044

Cruelty Free Chalktivism! – Sunday, 3 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/368516280305460/

When:  11:00 to 1:00, Sunday 3 Jun

Where:  Met outside National Library of Australia

Chalking is a great way to leave messages of kindness and promote a lifestyle of compassion in a fun and creative way!

Get pumped for a walk around the lake with fellow vegans planting seeds and changing minds. Bring your chalk and have your favourite quotes ready!

Pooches are most welcome to join us

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ACT police have informed us that chalking on public property i.e footpaths is not illegal as long as it’s NOT OFFENSIVE, so please keep your chalking relevant and G rated.

World Environment Day – Flyering on animal agriculture – Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/252292958662942/

When:  6:30-7:30

Where:  Garema Place, Civic

Tuesday June 5th is World Environment Day. This is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Each year the UN picks an issue to raise awareness of. This year they are encouraging people to “ditch plastic” in favour of more sustainable options.

While this is great that they are raising awareness for some issues, they have not once in their years of operation even eluded to the fact that animal agriculture is one of the most destructive practices to this planet and environment.

In an attempt to spread more information and encourage more people towards veganism, we have made up a flyer with some key facts of the enviornmental destructions of animal agriculture.

Free Dominion Screening – Saturday, 16 June 2018

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-dominion-screening-tickets-46519200180

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/800199720182468/

Gather your friends and family for a FREE screening of Dominion on the 16th of June 2018. Arrive at 6pm to enjoy free food and drinks while networking with some of your local community.

Canberra Animal Save and Lucky Stars Sanctuary Inc will be there to answer any questions you may have about veganism or the film, and also be able to purchase vegan-friendly merchandise (shirts, stickers, bags etc) and participate in a vegan raffle to support the animal sanctuary.

Dominion is a game changing documentary that explores the siz primary facets of human and animal interaction; companion animals, wildlife, scientific research, entertainment, clothing and food. This movie questions the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom by featuring the most recent and highest-quality footage from hundreds of investigations across Australia.

See the the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/LnpsEAHAEnY

CATERING
Not only is this a free event, but we are also providing free food and drinks before the event. All food and drinks will be vegan with gluten free options available.

TICKETS
Even though this is a free event, there are limited places available so please follow the ticket link to register your place at the event for free.

Live and Let Live Film Screening – Thursday, 7 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2248607942024228/

Plant-based diets have been growing in popularity in Australia and around the world. Why?

‘Live and Let Live’ is a documentary examining our relationship with animals, and the reasons that move people to adopt a plant-based diet. It tells the stories of 6 people who decided to adopt a plant-based diet, and the impact this decision has had on their lives. Interviews with philosophers and scientists explore the ethical, health and environmental issues surrounding the consumption of animals.

The film will be followed by a group discussion. Tickets are $10 and include a plant-based meal. Food will be served from 6pm; the film starts at 6:30pm.

Refugee Week Dinner+Movie: The Staging Post – Tuesday, 19 June 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/refugee-week-dinnermovie-the-staging-post-tickets-46701062134?aff=ebapi

When:  Tue. 19 June 2018 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST

Where:  The Food Coop, 3 Kingsley Street, Canberra, ACT 2601 View Map

Join us for dinner and a movie during Refugee Week 2018. A delicious vegan-friendly Sri Lankan meal will be served alongside this incredible film.

All tickets are the low “student price” of $15 to save on transaction fees charged by eventbrite. Extra donations will be graciously accepted at the door and will go back to support The Staging Post team to produce their second film.About the movie….In June, 2017 we released the feature documentary The Staging Post. Filmed by 17 year-old refugee Khadim Dai it followed the story of a small group of Afghan Hazara refugees stuck in Indonesia after Australia ‘stopped the boats’.In The Staging Post, the refugees inspired a refugee-led education revolution in Indonesia. There are now over 1500 students learning at 10 refugee-led schools, taught by around 100 volunteer refugee teachers!The film screened at packed cinemas across Australia and, through community support and word-of-mouth, we became the 14th biggest Australian Documentary at the Australian Box Office in 2017.Trailer
https://vimeo.com/239756181
The film continues to screen at cinemas and community screenings across Australia and we plan to get on that scorecard again this year. More at thestagingpost.com.au

Cancelled: Little Lambs – Kid Friendly Vegan Outreach! – Saturday, 30 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/600187273684557/

When:  11:00-1:00, Saturday 30 June 2018

Where:  Garema Place, Civic

How cute!
Children are the future and 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!

We will be showing kid friendly videos while having age appropriate discussions that build the foundation of making connections between the animals that we love (cats and dogs) and the animals that we eat (pigs and lambs).

If you’re new to activism this is a gentle way to get started!

We’re also looking for some keen beans to wear our animal costumes and interact with the public in a fun and engaging way

Please:
-Bring a laptop, we’ll send you the vids!
-Dress adaptable to weather

BBQ & Bake Sale for Possumwood Sanctuary – Saturday, 9 June 2018

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2117896258428015/

When:  10:00am-2:00pm, Saturday 9 June 2018

Where:  Cruelty Free Shop, Braddon

Get ready for epic treats!
It’s time for another Vegan ACT Bake Sale and BBQ Fundraiser! This time we are supporting Possumwood Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Minimalist Vegan will also be signing copies their new book, with $2 from each sale going towards Possumwood.

Head to The Cruelty Free Shop at 3/24 Mort St Braddon, ACT on Saturday the 9th of June to score some delicious, affordable vegan treats to help raise funds one of our region’s amazing local sanctuaries!
We’ll be situated out the front of the store. Be sure to get in quick before all the best treats sell out

Help us!
If you would like to donate vegan food for the bake sale and BBQ, or work on the bake stall, please PM Vegan ACT, comment below or email contact@veganact.org.au
Please be sure to bring a list of ingredients! 🙂

See you on the 9th of June!

Double Decade Vegan Party @ Smiths Alternative – Saturday, 30 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/408895712913212/

$15/10, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/double-decade-vegan-party-46449

June 2018 is MC Pony’s 20th Veganniversary, so come join the celebration as she launches her fifth single “Double Decade Vegan”! The afternoon will include entertainment from three eclectic musical acts, plus delectable vegan edibles, and to top it all off, a raffle to raise funds for Little Oak Sanctuary. James, the sanctuary’s co-founder, will also be performing with Chasing Rabbits! www.littleoaksanctuary.org

MC Pony writes and performs hip hop in a distinctive and heartfelt style, both delighting and educating audiences with her trademark ‘mindful rhymes for kinder times’. Her Veganthused project is all about inspiring and encouraging people to explore and embrace veganism. Despite performing material that raises awareness about animal rights, environmental and social justice issues, an MC Pony show is fun, upbeat, and entertaining – it’s activism with a smile! https://veganthused.com

Endrey
Endrey is a familiar face to a range of arts audiences in Australia. Formerly the host of In Canberra Tonight and a frontman with cult sexpop band Fun Machine, he released his debut solo album ‘Lost & Found’ last year and has recently moved away from a promising career in stand up comedy to play music full time. Maybe that’s funny too. www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/endrey

Chasing Rabbits
No, we’re not pulling your tail! Nor your leg! Chasing Rabbits are back with refined selection of pop delights. https://myspace.com/chasingrabbits1

Fun for all the family! All ages welcome for this celebration/gig/fundraiser! Tickets are $10/$15, and pre-purchased tickets will include an extra entry into the raffle.