Events and Training

Safety and Wellbeing Events and Training

Sexual Violence Awareness Month (October)

October is Sexual Violence Awareness Month in Queensland. It is held during October each year to:

  • raise community awareness about sexual violence
  • promote the support options available to people affected by sexual assault and sexual abuse, and
  • uphold a clear message that sexual violence will not be tolerated in our communities.

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International Day of Peace (Townsville)

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.  The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

This year's theme is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All".

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Where: Townsville - The Strand (Sundalah Peace Project)

When: 6pm to 8pm, Friday 22 September

This FREE Family community event is a sharing of why cultivating peace within ourselves and with others is so important. Wear your Pjs, bring the family and support The Pyjama Foundation by purchasing a $5 peace lantern. Help us light up the Burke St Headland on The Strand!!

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International Day of Non-Violence (2 October)

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

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Queensland Mental Health Week (8-14 October)

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Bloom Inspiring Wellness (14 October - Townsville)

Bloom is a one day health & wellness festival bringing together the very best natural health experts to guide you and your family to living a healthy, happy & vibrant life... naturally!

Featuring up to 40 exhibitors in the key areas of food, skincare, environment, wellbeing and exercise, plus a range of informative talks, classes, workshops and forums. This one-day event will provide you with the tools so you can make informed choices on what you eat, how you live and the products you use.

Where: Mercure Townsville

When: 9am to 5.30pm

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The Colour Run Townsville (15 October)

The Color Run is back in 2017 with the Dream World Tour! Enter a world where anything is possible, where unicorns are real and where clouds of fairy-floss foam make everything better! Make your way through a magical course, where you can dance through bursts of beautiful colour, swim through dreamy foam clouds and party the day away with giant unicorns and more music than ever before.

Cross the finish line and enter the world-famous Finish Festival - a massive, mystical, musical celebration of those of us who dare to dream. Party with the Runicorn, bust a move, get some colourful photos, take part in incredible Color Throws and write your dreams for the world to see on the all new Dream Wall!

Whoever you are, whatever your dream - don't miss out on being part of the world's biggest celebration of dreamers at The Color Run Dream World Tour - it's the most colouful dream of all!

Where: The Strand, North Ward

When: 8.30am to 11.30am

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Annual Technology Safety Summit (26-27 October)

Women’s Services Network (WESNET) has announced the dates for its 2nd Annual Technology Safety Summit. The Summit, bringing together national and international experts on technology safety and violence against women, will be held on 26 and 27 October 2017 in Melbourne.

Registration details will be announced soon on the summit’s website.

Sign up to WESNET’s tech safety news for updates about the summit.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November)

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