One of the things we love so much about hosting Fair Day is being able to connect Canberra's LGBTIQ communities with organisations and businesses that share and celebrate their values. Fair Day is about discovering new things, not just for members of the public but for Council staff and volunteers too. We asked one of our Major Sponsors, PWC, why Fair Day and Canberra's LGBTIQ communities mean so much to them. Here’s what they said:
It’s easy to say our personal lives shouldn’t affect our work. But in reality, they do.
There has been a lot of debate about the privacy impacts of My Health Record. Some people were uncomfortable that it had changed from an “opt in” scheme, where you had to make a decision to participate, to an “opt out” scheme where you participated unless you acted to not participate. Other people were uncomfortable with the level of protection in the law for the information stored in the record. Some people welcomed not having to repeat everything to every health professional and having detailed information readily accessible and under their control. So- is My Health Record good or bad- how do we know?
In mid-July, I was lucky to attend the 2018 LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference in Melbourne. The conference runs annually and is jointly hosted by Thorne Harbour Health (formally VAC) and ACON. Over two days, presenters from organisations, local governments and universities around Australia and the pacific cover a broad range of topics related to women’s health including sexual health, alcohol and other drugs use, the wellbeing of culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
AIDS2018 was a historic week in the global response and a hectic week for those at the conference. More than 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from more than 160 countries came together in Amsterdam for AIDS 2018 – this was a key milestone on the road to a world without HIV and HIV related stigma.
We are proud to present CBR Fair Day 2018 with the support of our principal partner, the ACT Government and venue partner, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.
CBR Fair Day is the largest celebration of Canberra's wonderful and diverse LGBTIQ communities. Join and celebrate with us! Enjoy a fabulous day of music and performances. You can also participate in activities and workshops, have a chat at the friendly community stalls, shop at the market and indulge your taste buds with delicious food.
The Rainbow Pet Parade will return with amazing outfits and prizes for pooches of all sizes! More information to come soon.
Fair Day has launched SpringOUT every year since the first SpringOUT Pride Festival in 1999. Bring your friends, partners, family and puppies - there'll be something for everyone to enjoy.
Where: Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon
When: Saturday 3 November
Time: 11am – 4pm
CBR Fair Day is proudly supported by
RSVP to CBR Fair Day 2018
Applications for CBR Fair Day 2018 are now open!
Please download the relevant form below and make sure you get the completed form and required certificates back to us as soon as possible! We reached maximum capacity for stalls last year.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please get in touch during office hours by calling 02 6257 2855 or by emailing events @ aidsaction.org.au
Rainbow Pet Parade
Does your puppy have an uncanny resemblance to you? Or have the most adorable outfit?
Here are the five categories and prizes (you can enter in one or more!)-
1. Waggiest Tail: Annual vaccination and a year’s supply of gastro-intestinal worm tablets for your dog, inclusive of consultation fee, valued up to $175.
2. Pet & Owner Look-a-Like: $100 gift voucher for grooming + hamper with shampoo, sprays and conditioner samples.
3. Best Trick: Training tools package valued at $200
4. Best in Show by Popular Opinion: Spa pamper pack: wash and blow dry (value $85); collar and lead set; free day care assessment; 20% off apparel purchase.
5. Outrageous Outfit: 1 week of fresh healthy pet food delivered to your door valued at up $60.
All dogs who enter will receive a ‘doggy bag’ as a thank you for their participation.
Back by popular demand, Sue and Wayne will be keeping the applauses and laughs going as hosts to the Rainbow Pet Parade! Wayne and Sue are two of the Council’s funniest and most fabulous supporters – they’re basically local celebrities. You won’t want to miss this show!
Registration fee: A gold coin donation on the day to the PAWS Program
Entrance to CBR Fair Day is FREE!
All proceeds will return directly to Northside Community Service to fund their PAWS (Pet Assistance and Wellbeing Service) Program. Read more about Northside’s PAWS program here.
We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations and supporting the PAWS Program and the Rainbow Pet Parade!
Northside Veterinary Centre in Braddon www.northsidevet.com.au
Isabel’s Dog Grooming in Phillip www.isabelsdoggrooming.com.au
Dogue Gungahlin www.dogue.com.au
Healthy Pet Chefs www.healthypetchefs.com.au
The Rainbow Pet Parade is made possible with thanks to the AIDS Action Council’s partnership with Northside Community Service.
Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing via our Facebook Event page here
The Rainbow Pet Parade is for dogs only. Apologies to your pet cats, rabbits, llamas, goats, lizards and more!
AIDS Action Council warmly invites little people aged 0-15 years and their families to the Rainbow Families Winter Ball at Corroboree Park Function Hall on Saturday 16 June.
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