In-person 5th December at The Geelong Racecourse, 10-3pm.
Free Community event with something for everyone. WE LIVE IN HOPE. Victorian State Government rules are that everyone attending an event must be double vaccinated.
December 5th is International Volunteers Day. Humans in Geelong value the opportunity to shine a light on the local individuals and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion, and turn it into meaningful change. We are celebrating by putting on a fun day with something for everyone!
View Expo 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfSLh72YBBc&t=53s
Fun in the Courtyard: Henna by Ani Qayyumi, Craft for Kids – decorating Humans in Geelong Bags to take home, Wooden Tic Tac Toe making with St Leonards Men’s Shed, TJ’s Face Painting – 11-1pm Ana and Olaf from Frozen with giant bubbles and glitter tattoos, The Angel Abrabanel living statue by D. Gordon, Geelong Crusaders, The Empowerment Challenge mobile and information, skater @_yavisht and SES information trailer. All for Kids Party Hire Jumping Castles, Torquay Lions Club mini train. The Roaming Reptiles and AmAble Face Painting will be undercover with the exhibitors.
The Piano Bar is going to open their marquee so that everyone can see what they do best.
Read a story to the Story Dogs. With the Story Dogs there will also be a book reading by local children’s author Kaye Baillie at 10.30am. Drop a toy to the Elf Squad who collect Christmas presents for local families in need.
Roving Magic by Dazzling Dan 1pm, Laughter Yoga Session – with Phillipa Challis on the Members Lawn at 11.30 and 2.30, Dragons Abreast (Breast Cancer Support) information tent.
Kids Kindness Art Competition in collaboration with VALiD’s Peer Action Group in the Exhibitors space. Information: https://humansingeelong.com/2021/10/31/kindness-art-competition/
Rotary Sausage Sizzle, Coffee Van and Food Trucks. Rotary gold coin parking. Note some stalls might only take cash. Barwon Water refill station so bring your water bottles.
While setting up from 8-10am, participants will be entertained by 2 members of popular, quicky latin band Los Locos, from the Surf Coast.
Note: People with low mobility there will be hoist in the easy access toilet on ground level of the Briseis Stand, opposite the stage. Hired thanks to VALID’s Peer Action Group.
Performances in the Courtyard:
WELCOME TO COUNTRY
- Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles, will welcome us in her native language and Norm Stanley Didge player will be alongside her.
- Darren Cheeseman MP
- Stephanie Asher Mayor of City of Greater Geelong
- Associate Professor Steven Moylan, Clinical Director, Mental Health and Drugs and Alcohol Services at Barwon Health
- electric guitarist, extraordinaire
- an original dance group to perform in the history of Pako Festa
- High School, all-female soul band that revives and enlivens Soul, Funk & Blues with their trademark Sass
- Didgeridoo Music by Michael Cussens and Liam Salvado
SKIP HIP HOORAY and SURFCOASTJUMPS
- Skipping extraveganza
WILD MOVES DRUMMING
- In 2019 they introduced “Hoodie Boogie”, a new song and dance about sharing our beaches with the hooded plover
WITH ONE VOICE CHOIR
- With Renowned composer Kym Dillon
- Accompanied by renowned composer Kym Dillon
David Smile from: Geelong Salsa Reggaeton with LA VIDA SALSA
- Local Cuban Salsa Dance group
SKIP HIP HOORAY and the SKIPPING BROTHERS
- Skipping extraveganza
THE MIK MAKS
- Bringing the ‘Rock’ to kids music
- Local traditional Indonesian dance group
Speakers upstairs in Silks Dining Room:
THE STREETS BARBER
- Nasir Sobhani is not your average barber
- share a poem with Joshua Maxwell de Hoog & friends
Slamalong in Geelong: A Spoken Word Soiree
- Express yourself
CATHY ROTH – PALZ
- Professionals with Alzheimers and support for Alzheimers
Speakers upstairs in Room 2 hosted by Alex Marshall:
- The Orange-bellied Parrot – a critically endangered species.
RENEWABLES NOT GAS
- Think global, act local.
- Sandy J with support for women leaving an abusive relationship
- hobby2income how, why when?
Speakers upstairs in Room 3:
THE CHOOK WHISPERER
- Elaine Jane will have a few of her precious chooks with her
- Sam Wilson explains the benefits
- Lazarus Ambassador Lisa Carberry talks about support for those in need
Exhibitors in the Gallery: NB bring some cash as there will be goodies to purchase
|Exhibitors Sites. Ground Floor Briseis Stand (Map Below)|
|1. Ballerina & Me|
|2. Humans in Geelong Info table and HuG Books for a donation|
|3. POMF – The Peace of Mind Foundation – support for families impacted by Brain Cancer|
|4. Toy Libraries Geelong|
|5. Conversation Corner|
|6. Zonta Club of Geelong – Wear it Orange – Stop violence against women|
|7&8. Headspace and the Youth Futures Crew|
|9. John Terry Moore – local author with his books available to purchase (cash only)|
|10. Thea’s Reflexology|
|11. Geelong Renewables Not Gas|
|12. Thrive for Future|
|13. Australian Parents for Climate Action|
|14. Aqua Oz Ozone – Eco-friendly cleaning|
|15. Juzt Art Wellness Art Classes and Resilience Mindset – Justine Martin|
|16. Ability Disability Network – Kayla|
|17. Raise – mentoring of teenagers and young mums|
|18. Home Instead – Giovanni & Giselle|
|19. Sandy J – Rise Up, support for women seeking to leave abusive relationships|
|20. Rotary & Rotaract Clubs of Geelong|
|21. PALZ Alziehmer’s support, Cathy Roth and Volunteering Geelong, Helen Hunter|
|22. Parkinsons Support Geelong – Howard|
|23. Lazarus House|
|25. Project Euphoria supporting women with a disability over 30|
|26&27. Chatterbox Counselling and their ‘Peaceful Kids’ program about mindfulness & how to minimise anxiety|
|28. Sarah Cole with her teenage fiction ‘Virozone’|
|29. Save Marshall Bluestone Cottage Action Group|
|30. ABC Friends Geelong|
|31. Grow – mental wellbeing peer support group|
|32. Study Geelong|
|33. Villawood Communities|
|34&35. VALID – I AM – Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability. Peer Action Group. KINDNESS COMPETITION|
|36. Queenscliff RAR – Rural Australians for Refugees|
|36. CRAG Combined Refugee Action Group|
|36. St Luke’s Uniting Church Highton – Mission Outreach – helping refugees and new arrivals|
|37. AmAbility – Autism support FACE PAINTING, crafts and make a take home succulent|
|38. Southern Ocean Environmental Link (SOEL) – Plastic Recyling Process, Partnered NFP of Dolphin Swims|
|39. Offspring – supporting young vulnerable women in India – lots of gift ideas|
|Artists in the Mounting Yard Bar.|
|1. Craft for kids-decorate and take home a free Humans in Geelong bag|
|2. Mangroves from the Water, Zahidah Zeytoun Millie|
|4. Word Art, Jae – @myheadsajungle|
|5. Painter – Bridget Sweeney|
|6. Emily Rastas Textile Artist|
|7. Jo Mitchell Artist|
|8. Bellarine Map – Melinda Clarke|
|9. Vicki Lee Clissold Artist|
|10. Helen Martin Artist|
|11. Chloe Krivan Artist|
|12. David Seery – Caracitures|
|13. Liam’s Art, with painting raffle, money to go to ‘Bears of Hope’|
The Online Expo 2021 is available to view anytime for free. Watch the videos in order or individually:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaTdiiEMD3g&list=PLGU6OzzKnfNtMxklCgGw_Sjb0qPKdDdlB 35 dazzling, local videos available to watch ongoing.
Have fun everyone!