2017 Social Inclusion Week – Activities Schedule

Friday 24th Nov (12noon-2pm, CQU Gladstone Campus, lunch area) – Official Opening Launch

Catering arranged

  • Partnership between GRC, Community Solutions, LOCATIONS estate agents and CQU

2 Guest speakers:

Owen Nevin

Professor Owen Nevin is the Associate Vice-Chancellor for the Gladstone Region. As Associate Vice-Chancellor, Owen is keen to promote the Gladstone region as a fantastic location to pursue post-school study options, from certificate through to degree courses, and also industrial and environmentally-focused research. Owen has a background in behavioural ecology, specialising in large carnivores, particularly bears. Currently, Owen is working as part of a research team helping to conserve the globally endangered snow leopard

Dr Ken O’Brien

Dr Ken O’Brien has over 35yrs of work and research into the environmental, social and genetic factors that drive the multi-generational transmission of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and emotional management issues. Dr O’Brien’s own lived experiences with disability, defence and emergency service issues provides him with a valuable perspective that, coupled with his detailed understandings, empowers him with an insight and vision that he transfers to those around him and those he helps. Dr O’Brien currently works with Endeavour Foundation in Central Queensland.

  • The Winner of SIW LOCATIONS estate agents Award will be also announced at the Official Opening.
  • RSVP required on luisa@gladstone.qld.gov.au; Public Event.

Saturday 25th Nov (1-7PM) – Mt Larcom tennis facility opening (American Tournament)

  • American Tournaments give everyone a chance to compete in a fun format of the game regardless of their tennis ability. Residents are invited to participate in the opening of Mt Larcom tennis court’s refurbished facility. There will be children and adult competitions. Children’s rounds start at 1:00 pm sharp, afternoon tea provided. A bar will operate, steak burgers/sausage sizzle dinner available for purchase.

Saturday 25th and 26th Nov (9 am- 4 pm Quest Hotel) – Auslan Workshop

  • Target: inclusion access (disability sector)
  • The Honey Bee
  • RSVP is required on honeybee.creations@gmail.com. Public Event
  • Fee per service: http://lisamillsonline.com/p/glastone-auslan-community-workshop/
  • Learn Auslan Community (Level 1 & 2) & Auslan + Key Word Signing for Early Childhood Workshops in Gladstone on 25th & 26th November 2017 with Lisa Mills at the Quest Hotel.
    Lisa Mills is a genuine deaf teacher bilingual in Auslan & Spoken English. She is a highly sought after Auslan & Deaf Awareness Trainer (B. Arts, Grad DipEd). Upon completion of workshop, students will be able to reinforce & continue learning via an online course.

Monday 27th November (9.30am – 12noon CAS Thiess room) – Cultural Awareness Training Session

  • Welcoming Intercultural Neighbours Inc. (WIN)
  • Target: Cultural inclusion (employers)
  • RSVP required on office@win-australia.org.au. Public Event.
  • Fee per service: Free for WIN members. Otherwise, $30 per person.
  • The Census of 2016 showed that approximately 40% of our community are either first or second generation migrants, which is consistent with the trend observed over the last 10 years. Retail, childcare, health and engineering some of the economic sectors in which skilled migrants are traditionally employed by. Equally, it is important to consider the challenges and benefits of diversity within those workplaces. Therefore, WIN in partnership with Amarna is aiming to deliver a Cultural Awareness Training Session during Social Inclusion Week to better harness and manage diversity.

Monday 27th November (10am-11am Wartburg School, Baffle Creek) Community resilience training session

  • Target: community resilience (regional)
  • No RSVP required. Private event.
  • The event aims to provide primary school students (years 4 to 6) with disaster management preparation tools and information to improve awareness and actions should a disaster occur.

 Monday 27th November (5pm-8pm Nagoorin Hall) – Boyne Valley Destination (By GAPDL)

  • Target: Micro-tourism (regional)
  • No RSVP required. Public and free Event.
  • Micro-tourism has become one of the soundest strategies to support regional and remote communities’ long-term sustainability. The Boyne Valley is an incredibly gifted area in terms of exploratory natural assets. Gladstone Area Promotion Development Limited (GAPDL) will be facilitating this workshop with the primary aim to support micro-tourism within that part of the world.

 Tuesday 28th November (9am-10am Ambrose School) – Community resilience training session

  • Target: Community resilience (regional)
  • No RSVP required. Private event.
  • The event aims to provide primary school students (years 4 to 6) with disaster management preparation tools and information to improve awareness and actions should a disaster occur.

Tuesday 28th November (9am-9.30am Gladstone City Library) – SIW storytelling time

  • Target: inclusion access (seniors)
  • No RSVP required. Public and free Event.
  • Bettina Nielsen (from Gladstone Regional Libraries) will be displaying her storyteller skills during Social Inclusion Week.

 Tuesday 28th November (11am-12noon Mt Larcom School) – Community resilience training session

  • Target: Community resilience (regional)
  • No RSVP required. Private event.
  • The event aims to provide primary school students (years 4 to 6) with disaster management preparation tools and information to improve awareness and actions should a disaster occur.

Tuesday 28th November (5.30 pm – 6.30pm, CQU Foyer) – Crowdfunding information session

  • Cooper and McKenzie
  • Target: Capacity building resilience (not for profit)
  • RSVP required on jamie@coopermckenzie.com.au.Public and free Event.
  • Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet and it has increasingly become a viable alternative for the non for profit sector to raise capital. During Social Inclusion Week, Cooper and McKenzie will deliver an information session explaining what it entails to plan, execute and implement a Crowdfunding Campaign.

Wednesday 29th November (10am-11am, Forest Spring Early Learning) – Community resilience training session

  • Target: Community resilience (regional)
  • No RSVP required. Private event.
  • This activity aims to improve disaster resilience within the early learning sector by proactively improving awareness and actions should a disaster occur.

Wednesday 29th November (6pm-8pm, Roseberry Flinders Parade Branchout) – hosted by Roseberry Queensland

“Let’s Talk”

Target: Community Inclusion

RSVP required on Colleen.Tribe@roseberry.org.au. Public and Free Event.

Roseberry Queensland is proud to support LGBTQI youth and their parents by holding regular gatherings at Roseberry. At those gatherings, community participants identify strategies to address Pride in Diversity and Inclusion. During Social Inclusion Week, “Let’s Talk” will aim to encourage members of the broader LGBTQI community, their parents and friends interested in having an open conversation as a mean to bring down stereotypes and misconceptions, in a safe environment.

Wednesday 29th November (5.30 pm-7.30pm Bororen Hall) – Annual Showcase Community Resilience

  • Regional Community ‘champions’ (9)
  • Target: Capacity Building (regional)
  • RSVP required on luisa@gladstone.qld.gov.au. Public and free event.
  • At the Annual Community Resilience Showcase, nine “Champion organisations” from the Gladstone Region do gather to present and exchange experiences, programs, projects and community knowledge while sharing existing resources, when applicable.

Thursday 30th November (9am-10am, Ubobo School) Boyne Valley Schools – Community resilience training session

  • Target: Community resilience (regional)
  • No RSVP required. Private event.
  • This activity aims to improve disaster resilience within the early learning sector by proactively improving awareness and actions should a disaster occur.

Thursday 30th November (11.30am-12:30 am, Bororen School) – Community resilience training session

  • Target: Community resilience (regional)
  • No RSVP required. Private event.
  • This activity aims to improve disaster resilience within the early learning sector by proactively improving awareness and actions should a disaster occur.

Thursday 30th November (5.30 pm -7 pm, Lightbox) – Co-working Space Model

  • Bundaberg Regional Council and the ‘Generator’ Bundaberg
  • Target: Social Innovation
  • No RSVP required. Public and free event.
  • Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those Coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Andrew Beckenhauer (from Bundaberg Regional Council) and one of the key founders of Bundaberg’s Co-working Space by the name of “The Generator” will come to Gladstone to share some of his experiences, existing Models and the benefits of having a co-working space.

Thursday 30th November (5pm-7.30pm WIN’s office) – Cultural Awareness Training Session

  • Welcoming Intercultural Neighbours Inc. (WIN)
  • Target: Cultural inclusion (employers)
  • RSVP required on office@win-australia.org.au. Public Event.
  • Fee per service: Free for WIN members. Otherwise, $30 per person.
  • The Census of 2016 showed that approximately 40% of our community are either first or second generation migrants, which is consistent with the trend observed over the last 10 years. Retail, childcare, health and engineering some of the economic sectors in which skilled migrants are traditionally employed by. Equally, it is important to consider the challenges and benefits of diversity within those workplaces. Therefore, WIN in partnership with Amarna is aiming to deliver a Cultural Awareness Training Session during Social Inclusion Week to better harness and manage diversity.

Friday 1st December (4.30pm-6.15pm, Start of the Sea Parish Hall) – Our Lady Star of the Sea Restaurant: HAERE MAI

  • Our Lady Star of the Sea
  • Target: Socially isolated seniors
  • RSVP required 1alikilangi@tpg.com.au
  • Haere mai in Maori simply means WELCOME. Haere mai, in Tongan is Ha’ele Mai. Ha’ele mai, is exclusively used for the King. For the noble the word is ME’A, and for the commoners ‘HA’U. This event aims to invite Seniors who may be socially isolated living in either a nursing or independent homes.

Café Crawl

About the Café Crawl

Many regional areas around Australia do have a Café Trail. These Trails add vibrancy to the ‘social tapestry’ of those communities by providing café operators with the opportunity of delivering ‘out of the box’ activities. And, in return community members will have more opportunities to socialise with other residents at their premises.

Say Espresso (Monday the 27th Nov between 11 am – 2 pm)

Gain a general insight of how Say Espresso Bar was initially created; for the purpose of the “Café Crawl” there will be a sampling of coffees brewed with different methods, cold press coffee tasting with a portion of liqueur as desired. Say Espresso is a licensed café where you also have the option of a cold craft beer or a selection of wines.

Gloria Jeans

  • Coffee Appreciation Hour – 28th November 2017, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Brief introduction of the Gloria Jeans Coffee Brand, what we offer on a day-to-day basis.
  • Demonstration of 3 different brewing methods including participation.
  • Including tasting of a selected range of Gloria Jean’s coffee blends and food pairings.
  • Special Offers.

 Lightbox 

  • Tuesday 28th Nov (6.30–8.00pm) Trivia Night, teams from 1 member to 100. First prize $75 Lightbox Vouchers.
  • Wednesday 29th Nov (2-3pm) Wine tasting wide range in-house wines.

 Friday 1st December (10am-11am, CQU) – World Changers Meet-ups

The world is desperately searching for entrepreneurs who will use their incredible skills and talents to create meaningful change, even while building personal prosperity – Prosperity with Purpose.

The World Changers Meetup is an opportunity to gain strategies and resources that will empower your purpose-driven organisation to use the marketplace to further your cause. Learn what social enterprise is, what social enterprises can achieve, why they have a huge part to play in fostering social inclusion, and how you can successfully incorporate social enterprise to advance your mission.

Join us for this free Social Inclusion Week World Changers Meetup and see the potential for social enterprise to be an asset to your mission, to be an incredibly powerful vehicle for change in CQ, and for CQ to be a launch pad for the purpose-driven companies and organisations of the future.

RSVP:  https://bit.ly/siw2017

Target: Social Enterprising

More info: Matthew J Doyle – matthew@mjdoyle.com.au

Friday 1st December (3.30pm-6.00pm, Meteors Headquarters 673 Glenlyon Road) – hosted by Meteors Hockey Club

  • “Meteor’s Hockey Club Come and Try”
  • Target: Youth inclusion
  • RSVP not required. For further information, please contact Shane Brodie, 0428 144 403, 4979 2814 (BH), president@meteorssportsclub.com.au
  • Gladstone youth is encouraged to attend the “Meteor’s Hockey Club Come and Try” which will be held on Friday 1st December between 3.30pm and 6 pm at Meteors Headquarters located on 673 Glenlyon Road (opposite the Tondoon Botanic Gardens). Meteors Club will be putting a sausage sizzle for all residents attending this event.

 Friday 1st December (6pm-8pm, Crow Street) – “Cultural Clashes” Cinema

Crow Street Creative Inc, in partnership with State Government and Gladstone Regional Council, is pleased to present Crow Street Cinema–  an outdoor cinema experience commencing in September 2017. The aim of the Crow Street Cinema is to present independent, arthouse, Australian and international films to the public with the intention of engaging new audiences and building community cohesiveness.  The film screenings will be followed by an open forum where themes from the films may be discussed and explored further by those in attendance

 “Kinky Boots”

Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Funny, warm, with characters you care about, “Kinky Boots” says something about societal attitudes towards those who are different and what it truly means to be a man, but doesn’t beat you over the head with it. It has a great story, lots of humour, and excellent acting, particularly from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Joel Edgerton.

 Saturday 2nd December (11am-2pm, TBA) – “High tea of Hope”

  • * Event Date & Time: 02 December,2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • * Event Venue: Cedar Galleries
  • * Ticket cost: $30.00/pp which includes food on the event + a welcome drink.
  • * Funds being raised for: McGrath Foundation Breast Care nurse

RSVP on: 0400594061/ GMAI@outlook.com.au