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

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!

Queanbeyan Veganfest – Sunday, 25 November 2018

Veganism is one of the most effective choices you can make to reduce the suffering of animals, help the planet and improve personal health. It is also one of the fastest growing movements in the world.

You don’t even have to be a long haired, lentil-loving hippie anymore.

Come and see what it is all about at the first annual VeganFest on November 25 in Queanbeyan.

Launch of Billie Dolphin Picture Book by Tusk Books! @ Belconnen Library – Saturday, 19 August 2018

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1121898631298183/

When: 2-3pm, Saturday, 19 August 2018

Where:  Belconnen Library

Join author Nicole Godwin as she launches her latest picture book, ‘Billie’ at the Belconnen Library in Canberra.

In her search for the biggest wave in the ocean, Billie the dolphin saves new friends in dire circumstances as she encounters problems such as huge driftnets, ocean pollution, dolphins in captivity and even whaling.

This eye-opening story draws attention to the human-made perils for dolphins and other marine wildlife. It highlights the urgent need for us to act now to protect and conserve our oceans.

The book launch will include a book reading, some words from Nicole on her motivations for writing ‘Billie’, treats for the children, an opportunity to purchase your own copy of ‘Billie’ and have it signed, plus good cheer and company!

To give us a sense of numbers, please RSVP through this Facebook event or email hello@tuskbooks.com

‘Billie’ is written by Nicole Godwin and Illustrated by Demelsa Haughton.

Thanks Libraries ACT for being part of the launch.

Living Green Vegan Markets – Sunday, 7 October

Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/216009472348359/

Come and share a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals at the first ever Living Green Vegan Markets in Canberra!
Where: Albert Hall, Canberra, ACT
When: Sunday, 7 October – 10-2pm

***Registrations for stallholders, sponsors, volunteers and performers now open***

Ride your bike, catch a bus or if you have to drive park across the road from the Hall & take the underpass to the Hall 🙂

+ Over 25 market stalls with plant-based food & drinks sweet & savoury (including cakes, gelato, smoothies, toasted sandwiches, coffee and dumplings), ethical & cruelty-free products & services, as well as not-for-profit stalls promoting animal adoption, energy solutions and other social justice issues

+ Free live music

www.lgf.org.au ~ www.instagram.com/LGFCanberra ~ www.twitter.com/LivingGreenFest
#akindershadeofgreen #LivingGreenVeganMarkets



The Living Green Festival has celebrated a kinder shade of green for over seven years. Behind the scenes of this major not-for-profit event is a tiny team of dedicated volunteers who put the Festival together in their spare time between working, studying, running other community organisations and other activities.

Unfortunately this year, our little volunteer team is unable to stage the Living Green Festival. However, we are super excited to announce that in its place, we will be running the first ever vegan markets in Canberra!

The Living Green Vegan Markets will take place in the Albert Hall on Sunday 7 October from 10am-2pm. We hope to fill the hall with 100% vegan businesses, and to run the markets on a semi-regular basis thereafter.

So keep the date in your diary, and watch this space for more details coming very soon!

Come and share a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals at the 8th Living Green Festival!
Where: Albert Hall, Canberra, ACT
When: Sunday, 7 October – 10-2pm
~~~ FREE ENTRY ~~~

www.lgf.org.au ~ www.instagram.com/LGFCanberra ~ www.twitter.com/LivingGreenFest
#akindershadeofgreen #LivingGreenFestival #2018LGF


Plant-Based Diets Workshop – Monday, 20 Aug 2018 & Thursday, 18 October 2018

When:  Monday, 20 August 6pm-8pm
And Thursday 18 Oct

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