(New Venue!) Wildlife Education Evening with Benice & Shannon! – Tuesday, 22 May 2018

When:  22 May at 18:00–21:00
Where:  New venue!  Due to high interest in this event, the location has been moved to CIT Bruce, lecture theatre A block, room A22.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve encountered injured wildlife but didn’t know what to do or how to help? This event will be a great opportunity to learn about our native animals, how to provide care for them or who to report to when they are injured or in need.

With special guest speakers Benice and Shannon who together have over 30 years’ experience rescuing, caring and rehabilitating native animals, this is knowledge you don’t want to miss out on!

This is a FREE event, but Vegan ACT will provide a BBQ and drinks for a small cost

Hope to see you there!

Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/242104909696305/

Vegan ACT dinner at Kippax Curry House – Thursday, 24 May 2018

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1981285295533332/

When:  6:30-9:30, Thursday 24 May 2018

Where:  Kippax Curry House, Shop 3/116 Hardwick Cresent, Holt

Did someone say delicious Fijian banquet?? Count us in!!

This casual social dinner is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people in our community and try out the vegan options available at the Kippax Curry House!

Children welcome!

**TICKETS are essential for this event**

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vegan-act-dinner-at-kippax-curry-house-tickets-4613779338200

Cooking Workshop by The Soul Project and Lily’s Vegan Kitchen – Thursday, 24 May 2018

Facebook Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/210042413061040/

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/lisa-lily-in-the-kitchen-vegan-workshop-tickets-45328952116

DATE AND TIME:  Thu 24 May 2018  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST

LOCATION:  SHOUT Inc, Building 1 Pearce Community Centre, Collett Street, Pearce ACT 2606

Media dietitian Lisa Donaldson and vegan cook Lilian Falero are joining forces to bring you their second vegan cooking and education workshop.

Lily will be demonstrating sweet and savoury vegan recipes, while you’ll get a little hands on with a simple recipe with Lisa.

This session runs over dinner time, so you’ll have the opportunity to taste some delicious foods.


We cannot wait to have some tasty fun with you in May! Lisa & Lily

*NOTE: As we will be buying & preparing food, once a ticket is purchased there will be no refunds available. You may sell or pass your tickets on to someone else if you are unable to attend.


Keep an eye on the following Facebook Pages for more information:

Canberra Animal Save Goulburn Vigil – Friday and Saturday 25-26 May 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/366135463906273/

We are holding another vigil at Goulburn Abattior to bear witness the sheep on the way inside the slaughter house.

Please bring your phones and battery packs to be able to video/photograph these sentient beings in their final moments. Make sure to share their stories on your social media pages, as this is a great way for your friends and family to make the connection and support you with your activism. Please also bring a water bottle, lunch and snacks.

We do have to inform police of numbers, so please confirm your space by registering for FREE at the ticket link.

Tickets:  https://events-uallyyours.ticketbud.com/goulburn-vigil-

Please note that if you are wanting to attend from Canberra you will have to have your own transport/carpool with others unless you would like to take up the opportunity below.

Tickets are $79 which include:
Van transport to and from Canberra
Dinner at Goulburn (VEGAN PIZZA)
T-Shirt from Peanuts Funny Farm
Overnight Stay at Peanuts Funny Farm
Breakfast at Peanuts Funny Farm

Volunteer for Cupcake Challenge – Saturday, 26 May 2018

Event Post:  https://www.facebook.com/events/218548475570412/

When:  11 to 2pm 26 May 2018

Join Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT changing the hearts and minds of our fellow Canberrans on the 26th of May

At the 1000 eyes cupcake challenge, members of the public are offered a FREE cruelty free cupcake if they take the time to view footage of Australian farming practices and have a chat with us about ending animal suffering and making the change to a vegan lifestyle. I mean, who could say no to free cake??

We’re looking for volunteers to:
-Hold signs
-Hand out leaflets
-Donate cupcakes
-Speak with members of the public that are interested

Please contact Laila via messenger if you can donate cupcakes or have any questions

Celebrate International Respect for Chickens Month @ The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday – 27 May, 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/170260336971414/

The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday will be held on the 27th of May 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.

May is the international respect for chickens month so we will be fundraising for A Poultry Place by donating 10% of sales from the day.

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.

Plant-Based Diets Workshop – Tuesday, 31 May 2018

When:  Tuesday, 31 May 6pm-8pm

Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, Parkinson St, Weston

“Are you concerned about modern animal agricultural practices? Are you trying to reduce your risk of lifestyle disease, reduce inflammation and achieve a healthy weight? Are you concerned about the effect your dietary choices may have on the environment?

There is a plethora of evidence that plant-based diets have significant benefits for our health and the environment.

Are you thinking of eating more plant based meals or are you already on a vegan diet and want to make sure you are getting all your nutrient needs?

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

Some of the 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 protein sources
– Maximizing nutrient absorption
– How to put it all together including many plant based meal and snack ideas

You will also receive a booklet with practical plant based nutrition tips, meal and recipes ideas.”

Cost: $66.97

Booking: Eventbrite


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

Support Second-Hand Charity Stall for Lucky Stars Sanctuary – Saturday and Sunday, 3-4 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1454116898022401/

When:  9 to 4 Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June 2018

Where:  Fyshwick Fresh Food Market

Our Charity stall is back in June to raise funds for the sanctuary and the residents 😻🐷🐥🦎🐑🐓🦆🐶 and helping the planet by buying preloved.
Win Win 🍀

We have lots of groovy secondhand items for sale ( Bric a brac, books, clothes, small furniture, retro kitchen pieces) so come and bag a bargain and take a look around the market. Fresh food and hot vegan food options available if you are also after a break for brunch or lunch 🥙

If you would like to support the sanctuary, donated items can be dropped off on the days or you can contact us for other pickup and drop off times and places.

A Thousand Reasons Why Outreach – Friday, 8 June 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/226503551269064/

When:  6:00-7:30, Friday 8 June 2018

Are you passionate about spreading the vegan message and educating people on the truth behind the closed doors of Australian animal agriculture? This outreach experience is a great way to connect with the public about what we are really paying for when we purchase animal products.

How it works:
Laptop holders wearing masks stand together in a circle with laptops facing out for people to view the footage. Sign holders are spread out in an outer circle a short distance away from the laptops. And speakers walk among the group discussing the footage and handing out vegan easy booklets to people that stop by the action.

This experience has been very successful in the past and many people have gone vegan on the spot or shown an interest in making changes to their lifestyle just from a short conversation with us!

If you have any questions/concerns or just want to know more about how this event works, please contact Laila via messenger 🙂

For those participating, please:

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

*Dress adaptable to weather

*Wear black, or dark clothing

*Bring a backpack, as you’ll be using your hands

The Minimalist Vegan Book Signing @ The Cruelty Free Shop – Saturday, 9 June 2018


Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/153162052203457/

When:  11-2, Saturday 9 June 2018

Where:  The Cruelty Free Shop, Braddon

Come and join Maša and Michael Ofei and hear about their journey to becoming both vegan and minimalist. They will be signing copies of their new book and happy to answer any questions. They will be donating $2 of each book sold to an animal sanctuary. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

Join Canberra March to End All Slaughterhouses – Saturday, 16 June 2018

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/214950509256501/

When:  12 to 2 on Saturday, 16 June 2018

Join us as we march along the streets of Canberra to bring about the end of animal suffering.

On Saturday 16 June, we want to achieve a critical mass to send a strong and clear message to the community, industry and government.

Select GOING to the event, INVITE your friends and SHARE it on your wall.

Stay tuned for further updates!


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