Sea Shepherd Canberra
Upcoming Events 2014
Before you come and see us, check out our facebook page. If cancelled due to bad weather or other reasons:
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24th - 27th October – Dragon Dreaming Festival, Wee Jasper NSW
A weekend away in the trees with music, art and lifestyle, markets and a brilliant relaxed atmosphere. We have our tie-dye tees ready to go!
26th October - Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston Foreshore ACT
A weekend favourite in Canberra. Come and visit our stall to learn about the latest campaigns Sea Shepherd are leading on the high seas.
1st -3rd November - Eden Whale Festival, Eden NSW
The Eden Whale Festival is a very special one for Sea Shepherd. The Canberra and Melbourne chapters are teaming up for the time of year when the South Coast’s “Humpack Highway” is full of hundreds of whales migrating south, right past our doorstep.
7th November - Northside Community Service’s BBQ, Outside Woolworths, Dickson Shops, Dickson ACT
Sea Shepherd is invited as a ‘special guest’ to Northside Community Services’ BBQ and Market stall day. Held once a month this is bound to be a great day out.
8th November - Woden Valley Festival, Eddison Park, Woden ACT
A great day out in the South Side region of Canberra.
22nd November - Gorman House Markets, Batman St, Ainslie ACT
These markets are one of the most popular in Canberra. Sea Shepherd’s Canberra crew will be there to enjoy the good vibes with you and to sell you some of our organic cotton merchandise.
27th - 30th November - Merimbula Classic, Merimbula NSW
Canberra crew are heading back down to the coast to share a weekend with the people of Merimbula on the NSW South-East Coast.
The ‘Merimbula Classic’ contest is the longest running event of its kind in the world and many wave sailors /kite surfers have been attending for over 20 years. People come from all around Australia, and overseas, to enjoy what the area has to offer, share good times with friends and catch up with other "tribe members" in a friendly atmosphere of good times and happy vibes.
5th December - Eco Elves Markets at Lennox Crossing, ANU
It's back! Sunset, wine, music, Christmas cheer, eco friendly gifts; it's all here at the Eco Elves Night Market.
7th December - Hartley Hall Markets, Hall, ACT
The Hartley Hall Markets is now one of Australia’s largest home-made and home grown goods markets.
The markets have a rural theme and are held at the picturesque Hall Village Showground, just 10 kilometers north of Canberra.
2015 events, including those in NSW and South Coast regions, and more coming soon....
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!
The Canberra Chapter is excited to announce that we have a new coordinator- And doubly excited that our previous coordinator is staying on with the Canberra team to help Sea Shepherd defend our oceans.
Our new coordinator is Sam, who has been a volunteer for Sea Shepherd since early 2013. She is passionate about the oceans, and aims to breathe new life into Australia’s first inland chapter.
The Canberra Chapter is going to be at various music festivals, markets, community days and local events in Canberra and the South Coast (Batemans Bay, Eden, Moruya, Narooma, Ulladulla and more!) over the next twelve months.
Also, starting on the 15th of August 2014, we will be in the city (Garema Place) every Friday night from 5-8pm providing you an opportunity to grab some merchandise, find out info on our latest campaigns or to accept your donations.
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(most recent events first)
Dec 7th 2013 - 5pm - 9.30pm
Eco Elves Night Markets
Cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Ethical & eco-friendly gifts, food, music & a starry summer evening! Stalls, Music, Wine and Food
December 4th, 2010
The Tassie Forest Spectacular - Corroboree Park Hall, Ainslie
The rain did not keep Sea Shepherd supporters away from visiting our stall at this fundraiser event for Tasmania's forests, which featured music, films, workshops and kids activities. Many people stopped by to pick up one of our cool tees, to discuss current conservation activities, or to just say thanks!
Nov 30th - Dec 2nd
Corin Bank Festival
Come visit us at Corin Bank Music Festival where we will have a 3 day stall.
November 18th, 2010
A Night for the Whales - Tilley's and the Front Bar
It was quite a balmy night in the Nation's Capital for what turned out to be an awesome event. First, Captain Paul Watson began his visit with a traditional indigenous smoke ceremony held at the Tent Embassy on the lawns of Old Parliament House. From there, we had a meet and greet with the Captain at the Front Bar. The main event, held at Tilley's Divine Cafe, was a huge success! We held both a live auction and silent auction, and a raffle of prizes that were generously donated by local artists and businesses. Paul, and Sea Shepherd's Australia Director, Jeff Hansen, spoke and answered questions put forward by the large crowd. After the main gig we headed back to the Front Bar to celebrate what was a fabulous night.
A big thanks goes out to Tilley's and the Front Bar for kindly donating their venues for our use, and another thanks to all the artists and businesses that donated to our auctions. Finally, a huge thank you to all the wonderful people that supported Sea Shepherd on the night and enabled us to raise significant funds for this year's Antarctic campaign, Operation No Compromise.
October 1st - 4th, 2010
Dragon Dreaming Festival
The Dragon Dreaming Festival celebrates art and nature, and the freedom of self expression in a safe, family friendly, tribal gathering not far from Canberra. From the family type, to the man dressed head-to-toe in wood and bark, we were happy to get to speak to a lot of Sea Shepherd supporters! We raised awareness for our cause and many funds for our campaigns. Thank you so much to the many people that generously donated.
May 16th, 2010
Inner North Community Fair
An annual fair held in Canberra wanting to bring the community together to raise issues and awareness about environment food and animals. A great day with lots of amazing raw, and vegan food and incredible chai!
March 25th, 2010
Junior Girls Grammar Talk
Ellie and her class mates embarked on a project to discover who it was they most admired in life and felt inspired by the things that person had done. Ellie chose Peter Bethune and she contacted Sea Shepherd to ask us to come to her school to talk about what we do and how the children can be more involved and supportive.
Thank you Ellie. It was a pleasure meeting such bright young your girl as yourself. Keep following your heart.
February 26th - 29th, 2010
Was an amazing weekend of informed folk who were interested and supportive of Sea Shepherd. Thank you Corin Bankers! What a great weekend!
February 20th, 2010
Rally with 'The Greens' for Captain Pete Bethune's release
Sea Shepherd Canberra attended a gathering outside the Japanese embassy in the ACT in order to send a message to Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okado that whaling is unacceptable, and also to encourage the Australian Government to keep its promise of taking Japan to international court over the illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.
August 10th, 2009
Screening of 'The Cove'
A very successful and well received evening with guests from all walks of Canberra including Labour, Liberal and Greens politicians, ANU lecturers, conservation members, artists and many other concerned folk. The volunteers were amazing and assisted in successfully getting the Sea Shepherd Canberra group off the ground