Upcoming Events

There are always lots of Vegan-related events around the region!  Come along to learn, share and meet like-minded people.

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What’s happening?:

Click here for an up-to-date list of Little Oak Sanctuary’s Working Bees and Events

Want to go further afield?  Check out: http://www.veganaustralia.org.au/events

Vegan Day Out Canberra – Saturday & Sunday, 8-9 September

Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/events/366544120419062/

☆ Cheap vegan eats, discounts and freebies ☆

Braddon businesses are coming together to put on the ultimate Vegan Day Out. Enjoy the very best vegan goods that Canberra has to offer at the lowest prices.

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

When the event starts, we’ll release a map of Braddon/Civic showing all the participating businesses and their offers. Collect the map from the Cruelty Free Shop then enjoy a vegan walking tour of Braddon/Civic as you redeem all your favourite offers using the vouchers on the map!

It’s 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 invite your friends and family to help make this a huge Vegan Day Out!

The Cruelty Free Shop, 3/24 Mort Street, Braddon
Sat 8 September 9am-5pm
Sun 9 September 10am-5pm

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

Plant-Based Diets Workshop – Tuesday, 21 Jun 2018

When:  Thursday, 21 June 6pm-8pm

Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, Parkinson St, Weston

Plant-based diets have been linked to lower risk of obesity and many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, inflammation and cancer. Eating a plant-based diet reduces harm to animals and is better for the environment.

This workshop will suit those thinking of eating more plant based meals or already on a vegan or vegetarian diet and wanting to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need.

Linda is an experienced vegan dietitian who will help build your plant based nutrition confidence and conquer uncertainty.

Topics covered in the workshop:
– Evidence based benefits of plant based diets
– Major nutrition concerns and how to achieve a balanced plant based diet.
– A guide to vegan/vegetarian protein sources
– Maximizing nutrient absorption
– How to put it all together including many plant based meal and snack ideas



Who:  Linda Smillie (Bsc, Grad Dip Nut Diet) is a Canberra based Accredited Practising Dietitian with 25 years experience in both the public and private sectors. For the last 10 years she has run her own Canberra-based private practice and specialises in nutritional disorders of the gastrointestinal system and plant based diets.

She currently works within a private gastrointestinal clinic at Garran. Linda follows a whole food plant-based vegan diet for health, ethical and environmental reasons. “ I encourage my clients to eat real, wholesome foods where possible. I can give you practical ideas about how to improve your diet to help you reach your health goals.

For appointments and enquiries call GastrotrACT, Garran on 6234 7900

Vegan Coffee & Cake – Second Wednesday of every month in 2018

Monthly coffee & cake meetup. Come and meet fellow vegans and those interested in veganism over a cuppa for a chat.

Despite the name we often eat more than just cake and drink more than coffee – all welcome!

Please be mindful that this event is vegan-friendly. You don’t need to be vegan to attend, however we request that you order vegan food & drink at this event.

For upcoming Coffee and Cake Meetups, go to:  https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Canberra-Veg-Events/#upcoming