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Friday 2 September A celebration of learning. There will be course information, live music, job agency stalls, food stalls, games and giveaways. At 1pm Leticia Laing, Deputy Mayor of Bass Coast Shire Council will launch an exhibition featuring students' artwork and story telling. There will also be an upcycled artwork workshop,Sustainability Series launch, mindfulness activity and hair braiding.
Adult Learners Week
1 - 8 September Adult Learners Week is an international celebration of lifelong and lifewide learning. We encourage Australians to use Adult Learners Week to reflect on your own learning journey and investigate opportunities to “take the next step”. We encourage adult education providers to use the opportunity to market their courses and programs. Taken from:-
Social Inclusion Week
19 - 27 November Social Inclusion Week aims to help all Australians feel included and valued, giving everyone the opportunity to participate fully in society. Social Inclusion Week is about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends, in order to build and strengthen relationships or networks and address isolation and exclusion of those who may be marginalised. Taken from:-
International Volunteer Day
5 December International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming. Taken from:-
Bass Coast Edible Gardens
19 - 20 February Coordinated and curated by the Bass Coast Adult Learning Centre and hosted by local gardeners, Bass Coast Edible Gardens is an annual, two-day festival showcasing a wide range of regional food gardens. This event is designed to give you access to experts, to provide insight and show what’s possible. Whether you are a beginner, an experienced gardener or just looking for a bit of inspiration, come along and have a chat with those who are cultivating their own edible gardens. Taken from: -
International Women's Day
8 March International Women’s Day (8 March) is a day for us to join voices with people around the world and shout our message for equal rights loud and clear: “Women’s rights are human rights!” We celebrate all women, in all their diversities. We embrace their facets and intersections of faith, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, or disability. We celebrate those who came before us, those who stand beside us now, and those who will come after. Taken from:-
Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Week
19 - 27 March Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration, featuring an exciting annual program of festivals and events across metropolitan and regional areas. Proudly presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, with support from the Victorian Government, the Week invites Victorians to embrace and celebrate our cultural diversity. Taken from:- https://eccv.org.au/cultural-diversity-week/ What is Harmony Week? It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values. Taken from:-
Hairdresser Appreciation Day
30 April “A day to acknowledge your Hairdresser that doesn’t charge fees like a physiologist does and still listens to all your worries, and loves you at the end of the services still. Always tip your hairstylist, that a given, but if you want to make them feel every more appreciated, be sure to acknowledge national hairstylist appreciation day. This isn’t about quirky hairstyles, it is about the behind who make us look and feel good about ourselves and is celebrated on April 30th every year. There is an element of celebrating the unique styles that come with it, but at the heart is always the person with the skills to make the latest trends come to life who matters most. Taken from:-
National Volunteer Week
16 - 22 May National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering and will be held on 16 – 22 May 2022. We are pleased to announce the theme for National Volunteer Week 2022 is Better Together. Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers and to say thank you. Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are, Better Together. Taken from:-
National Tree Day
31 July Established in 1996, National Tree Day has grown into Australia's largest community tree planting and nature care event. The program is a call to action for all Australians to get their hands dirty and give back to their community. Each year, around 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that educate Australians about the world around them. While every day can be Tree Day, we dedicate celebration of Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day to the last Friday and last Sunday in July. It's a day to venture outdoors, get to know your community and, most importantly, have fun! Taken from:-
International Day of People with a Disability
3 December International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. IDPwD is an opportunity for us to make positive changes to the lives of the 4.4 million Australians with disability. As an individual, school, community group, business or organisation, there are many ways you can get involved and promote inclusion in your community. Taken from:-