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

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
Animal Justice Party
ACT Branch
Ph 0427 777 044

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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

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!


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

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