“A weekend to remember” is planned for 60 women who are coming from all over Australia to Geelong. It’s the third Women’s Brain Cancer Retreat run by Geelong group Peace of Mind who offer brain cancer support. The group are made up of sufferers and carers. They’ll be staying at the stunning Waurn Ponds Retreat at Deakin University.
Our community have pitched in to make this a special treat for the girls. The Torquay Rotary Club are cooking a BBQ which will be held at our picturesque Eastern Beach. For those who are up for a party, we are heading in to town to the Piano Bar and other venues.
On Saturday after an optional early morning yoga session, pampering begins. Up to 40 professionals are volunteering their time to deliver massage, foot baths, spray tanning, nails, hair, makeup etc. Lunch is on Café Palat and hosted by Beavs.
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The Heart of It … How genU Training Helped Launch Lisa’s Dream… When Lisa decided to go back to study last year and enroll in a Certificate IV in Disability with genU Training, she said the timing was right for her. Her children were teenagers and she was keen to retrain, and get up-to-date with current frameworks.
“I had done all my training with Karingal (now genU) and I never wanted to use another provider. I didn’t look at anyone else because I knew the outcomes were good and I knew they were supportive.” www.genutraining.org.au
Lisa said that the support of her trainer gave her a solid foundation to build from. The course was also immediately accessible to her with flexible study hours and inexpensive enrollment fees.
Continue reading “genU training, a pathway to work.”
Sustainable House Day is this Sunday 14th October. There will be 13 open houses in and around Geelong. Meet the home owners and technical experts for inspirational ideas and practical advice. This day is proudly presented for the 10th time by Geelong Sustainability.
A climate change and sustainability discussion took place Thursday 11th Oct. at the Geelong West Town Hall from 6.30. The event had a youth focus, with school children speaking and performing. A whole community approach is needed to tackle this problem.
“There is a hunger in the community for information about what we can do about climate change. Young people have different questions than older generations, but everyone is on the lookout for action and for learning about how we can step up to the challenge.” Mik Aidt of the Sustainable Hour and Geelong Sustainability tells us.
Invigorate our city
“Do we actually know where we are regarding climate change? Because if we don’t, how can we make the right decisions?,” asks Ian Yule, a former principal and a TESOL teacher, who is the President of the Network and coordinator of the event:
“If we want to be Clever and Creative #geelong, we have to know our starting point and what our options are. This event with a panel of people at the forefront of their fields will open up opportunities for real action that can invigorate our city. We need to be better informed about what options we have individually and together, and what other people, groups and cities are doing who are leading the way,” he says.
The evening was about inspiring local action on climate change in all sectors – local government and business as well as the community – and in all areas.
Story: Jacqui Bennett Photo: Mik Aidt
“This is Me” sung by Kim Elise Cooper and Jack Treacy 11 at the Humans in Geelong Expo. They were joined by a flashmob celebrating diversity; all ages, cultures, abilities, gender diverse etc.
Thanks Kirrily Hayward for thinking of this brilliant idea. Thanks Brandon Dellow for the choreography. Thanks team for being you. Thanks to the Piano Bar for joining in and everyone else.
The Humans in Geelong Expo 2018 was attended by 1,000s. It was a celebration of all the amazing things happening in our region. The vibe was positive and electric. x
Who’s coming to the Expo? There is something for everyone and everyone is welcome! Humans in Geelong is all about, being inclusive and non-judgemental. The FREE Humans in Geelong Expo is tomorrow, Sunday 7th October at Deakin Waterfront from 10 – 3pm (speakers until 4pm). PLEASE SHARE! An uplifting start to Mental Health Month. 45 amazing exhibitors, 17 inspirational speakers and non-stop music and dancing in the courtyard with 12 performances. Free fun for kids. Free HuGs. Program https://humansingeelong.com/humans-in-geelong-expo-2018/
We embrace diversity. What does diversity really mean, here’s how our friends at Deakin define it “Diversity: differences between individuals or groups of people in age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, family responsibilities, gender, language, marital status, religious belief, political belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.”
Humans in Geelong celebrates diversity in a positive, safe and nurturing environment.
Humans in Geelong is apolitical – not connected to any political interest.
Jacqui Bennett on behalf of the team. Photo: The Streets’ Barber, who’s talking at 11am.
Stampsy greeted me with a hug, she gets it. Meet Leanne Stamps, the bubbly, personable Krock presenter with the infectious smile and easy-going style at the Humans in Geelong Expo 2018. Stampsy feels extremely grateful and blessed to be living in Armstrong Creek and working at Krock. “The Geelong region is amazing, there are so many opportunities here.
“I’ve lived in 4 different States and have worked at 7 radio stations and I’m so appreciative to have finally found somewhere I can call home. Krock and Geelong is the first work place where I’ve felt genuine compassion, support and collaboration. My four years here has just flown. I’ve received so many opportunities to grow and I’ve seen a massive shift in Geelong in that time. I arrived when the manufacturing industries were closing and I’ve witnessed resilience and immense growth in small business, creativity and opportunities.
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