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

Fish Shack Vegan Sunday for Canberra Animal Save – Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday

Sunday, 25 March 2018 11:00 am

@ The Fish Shack

Creator: Events-ually Yours


The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday will be held on the 25th of March 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.

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.

10% of the profits from The Fish Shack will be donated to Canberra Animal Save (CAS). CAS is a newly established non-profit organisation based in Canberra using the strategy of bearing witness to animals in their final moments as they approach slaughterhouses, live markets and auctions. They use a love-based community-organising approach based on non violence, love and truth as informed by Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi. They advocate veganism and activism, namely the idea that everyone has the duty to bear witness. There is a zero tolerance approach to animal exploitation by exposing the truth behind animal agriculture, farm shows, and entertainment.

Dominion Canberra Premiere featuring James Aspey and Director Q&A – Tuesday, 17 April 2018

☆ You are invited to the Canberra Premiere of Dominion: Documentaryfeaturing guest speaker James Aspey, and Director Q&A ☆

Aussie Farms, Vegan ACT and Animal Liberation ACT are coming together to host the highly anticipated sequel to Chris Delforce’s award-winning debut film Lucent: Documentary.

☆ Dominion is a game-changing documentary that explores the six primary facets of human and animal interaction – Companion Animals, Wildlife, Scientific Research, Entertainment, Clothing and Food – questioning the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. This feature-length film contains the most recent and highest-quality footage from hundreds of investigations across Australia.

Plant-Based Diets Workshop – Tuesday, 17 April 2018

When:  Tuesday 17th April 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

The Earth Festival @ The Botanic Gardens – Weekend of 21 & 22 April 2018

The Earth Festival is about creating awareness to our community about themselves, those around them, animals and the environment. The focus for the exhibition to share issues that are damaging to animals, our heath, other people and the environment, and educate and encourage others on how they can make a difference.
The 2 day event will be packed with a huge food court filled with a variety of local vegan foods, over 18 workshops and speakers, more tattoo artists, henna artist, activity zone and stalls that will be giving you the opportunity to by sustainable clothing, accessories, make up, skincare, bags and a whole lot more. Many stores are comming from interstate, so do not mis the opportunity to buy items that aren’t available in Canberra and without the shipping prices!
80% of all ticket sales are being donated to Lucky Stars Sanctuary. Our goal is $5,000 which will help build new shelters and feeding areas so they are able to give homes to animals in need.

Our website will have details about stall holders, entertainment and the program of whats running over both days. http://www.theearthfestival.org/