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

The Pham Sisters at Handmade Canberra – Sat & Sun, 20-21 October 2018

Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2116379681910155/

Hello Canberra,

The Pham Sisters-Vietnamese Vegan Eatery is coming to you for our first time Handmade Canberra Market 20th & 21st Oct.

We will be serving up our mouth-watering Asian Vegan Street Foods with a modern twist from our famous Golden Spring Rolls, Crispy Wontons, Steamed Handmade Dumplings to our signature Vegan BBQ Duck noodles salad, the succulent Vegan Crawfish Banh Mi and so much more delicious dishes will be revealed closer to the date.

You know your meals are sorted at our stall.

There will be some delicious gluten-free options too, so don’t worry XD.

Mark these dates in your calendar now! And can’t wait to see you at this ONE-OF-KIND MARKET!


Save Our Sanctuaries Drought Relief Gala – Friday, 19 October 2018

Tickets:  https://www.hummingbirdevents.org/hb-events

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1082215208613320/

Hummingbird Events invites you to join us in supporting six local animal sanctuaries through the worst drought in over 100 years at this fun filled charity gala evening!

With live jazz, fantastic artwork and items available via silent auction, amazing lucky door prizes and lots more, this will be a night to remember!

Friday 19th October 2018
Lucky’s Speakeasy – QT Hotel Canberra
Vegan canapes and wine/soft drinks included

Grab your tickets today and help support local animal sanctuaries!

Plant-Based Diets Workshop – Thursday, 18 October 2018

When:  6pm-8pm Thursday 18 Oct 2018

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