Qld: DV month events

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland, to highlight the effect domestic and family violence have on the community. Events planned are: Tree Planting The Voices of Hope Group are planting two trees along the Keith Murray Bikeway adding with a small service to acknowledge those who have died as a result… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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Qld: DV month events

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland, to highlight the effect domestic and family violence have on the community.

Events planned are:

Tree Planting
The Voices of Hope Group are planting two trees along the Keith Murray Bikeway adding with a small service to acknowledge those who have died as a result of domestic and family violence. This is the second year this activity has been held. With help from the local community, the group is hoping to eventually plant an avenue of trees.

Date: Thursday 8 May 2008
Time: 10.00 am – 10.30 am
Where: Keith Murray Bikeway, Bracken Ridge Road, Bracken Ridge, Brisbane, QLD, 4017
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Heather Oakes
Organisation: SANDBAG
Telephone: (07) 3269 0277
Website: www.sandbag.org.au (non-QLD Government link)
Email: dvsandbag@bigpond.com
Region: Greater Brisbane
Candle Lighting Ceremony
This is a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have died from domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 pm – 7 pm
Where: Roma Cultural Centre, By the Pond, Roma, 4455
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Rowena Wilson
Organisation: Working Against Abuse Service
Email: rowena@waasroma.org.au
Region: Darling Downs / South West Queensland Region
Invitation to Remember
This is an event where people in the community can remember and commemorate those victims who have died as a result of domestic and family violence. We would particularly like to invite men who disagree to violence against women to join us in this commemoration.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 pm – 6 pm
Where: Redcliffe Community Association Grounds, Lamington Drive, Redcliffe
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Robin Ward
Organisation: Redcliffe Community Association
Telephone: 07 3284 4543
Website: www.redcliffecommunity.org.au
Region: Greater Brisbane Region
Candle Lighting Ceremony
This is a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have died from domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 pm – 6 pm
Where: Empire Theatre Church, Neil Street, Toowoomba, 4350
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Service, Toowoomba
Telephone: 07 4639 3605
Region: Darling Downs / South West Region
Domestic and Family Violence Remembrance Ceremony 2008
This is an event where people in the community can remember and commemorate those victims who have died as a result of domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Chapel Lakes, Evandale Park, Gold Coast City Grounds, Bundall 4217
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc
Telephone: 07 5591 4222
Email: info@domesticviolence.com.au
Website: www.domesticviolence.com.au
Region: Gold Coast Region
Awareness and Discussion is the First Step
This information evening will feature discussions on domestic and family violence, and how the community can help those affected by domestic and family violence. The aim is to create and maintain strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Zillmere community.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: United Church Hall, Zillmere Road, Zillmere
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Tyrone or Barbara
Organisation: Kurbingui Youth Development
Telephone: 07 3265 3260 or 0431 959 910
Region: Greater Brisbane Region
Domestic Violence Remembrance Day
This is an event for people in the community to remember and commemorate people who have died as a result of domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 11.30 am – 1 pm
Where: Gladstone Library Square, Gladstone
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Denise Bedsor
Organisation: Gladstone C.C.R. Committee
Telephone: 0409 634 692
Region: Fitzroy Central West Queensland Region
Candle lighting ceremony
This is a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have died from domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 – 6 pm
Where: Betty Blake Building, 730 Gympie Road, Lawnton
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre
Telephone: 07 3205 2955
Region: Greater Brisbane Region
Candle lighting ceremony
This is a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have died from domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 – 6 pm
Where: RCA Grounds, Lamington Drive, Redcliffe
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Redcliffe Community Association
Telephone: 07 3284 4543
Region: Greater Brisbane Region
Candle lighting ceremony
This is a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have died from domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 – 6 pm
Where: Town Square, King Street, Caboolture
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service Inc
Telephone: 07 5498 9533
Region: Sunshine Coast Region
Candle lighting ceremony
This is a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have died from domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 – 6 pm
Where: Mondo Café Bar and Brill, Hilton Hotel, Cairns
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Gillian Campbell
Organisation: Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service
Telephone: 07 4033 6100
Website: www.dvcairns.org
Region: Far North Queensland Region
Candle lighting ceremony
This is a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have died from domestic and family violence.

Date: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Time: 5.30 – 7.30 pm
Where: Women’s Centre, 50-52 Patrick Street, Aitkenvale
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: NQ DVRS
Telephone: 07 4721 2888
Region: North Queensland Region
Building Positive Relationships Breakfast
This barbeque breakfast, which features two guest speakers, is aimed at engaging men in the community in conversations about domestic violence.

Date: Tuesday 13 May 2008
Time: 7 am – 9 am
Where: PCYC, 106 Kempster Street, Sandgate
Cost: Free
Reservations: Are required
Contact: Paula Evans
Organisation: Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group Inc.
Telephone: 07 3869 3244
Website: www.sandbag.org.au
Region: Greater Brisbane Region
Information booth
This booth will provide information about service providers working in the field of domestic and family violence. A variety of information pamphlets and handouts will be available to the general public.

Date: Wednesday 14 May 2008
Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Where: Stockland Shopping Centre, Mulgrave Road, Earlville, Cairns
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Gillian Campbell
Organisation: Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service
Telephone: 07 4033 6100
Website: www.dvcairns.org
Region: Far North Queensland Region
Art exhibition
This is an exhibition of artworks on the topic of domestic violence.

Date: 16 to 18 May 2008
Time: 7.00 pm on 16 May – 2 pm on 18 May
Where: CWA Hall, 189 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Carol Nyenhof Asplin
Telephone: 0402 782 301
Region: Greater Brisbane Region
Peaceful Walk and Foreshore Festival
This event features a traditional candle lighting ceremony followed by a peaceful walk to a family festival at the Sandgate foreshore (including free entertainment and sausage sizzle).

Date: Sunday 18 May 2008
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Einbunpin Lagoon Sandgate, Sandgate Foreshore (4th Avenue), Sandgate
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group Inc.
Telephone: 07 3869 3244
Website: www.sandbag.org.au
Region: Greater Brisbane Region
Pets in Crisis
An information session lead by the RSPCA about the Pets in Crisis Program. Research shows that there is a strong link between domestic and family violence and pet abuse. Participants will be given information on how their pets can remain safe until the person affected by domestic and family violence is in a position to look after them again.

Date: Tuesday 20 May 2008
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: North Qld Domestic Violence Service 4th Floor of the North Town Building, Flinders Mall, Townsville, 4810
Cost: No cost but a Donation to the RSPCA would be greatly appreciated
Reservations: Are required
Contact: Christine Brabrook
Organisation: North Qld Domestic Violence Service
Telephone: 07 4721 2888
Email: mensprogram@nqdvrs.org.au
Region: North Queensland Region
Information booth
This booth will provide information about service providers working in the field of domestic and family violence. A variety of information pamphlets and handouts will be available to the general public.

Date: Wednesday 21 May 2008
Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Where: Smithfield Shopping Centre, Captain Cook Highway, Smithfield Cairns
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Gillian Campbell
Organisation: Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service
Telephone: 07 4033 6100
Website: www.dvcairns.org
Region: Far North Queensland Region
Wuchopperen’s Healthy Happy Families Day
This community day will promote healthy, happy families and service providers dealing with domestic and family violence.

Date: Friday 23 May 2008
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Where: 13 Moignard Street, Cairns
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Chelsea Barba
Organisation: Wuchopperen Social Health
Telephone: 07 4080 1080
Website: www.wuchopperen.com
Region: Far North Queensland Region
Information booth
This booth will provide information about service providers working in the field of domestic and family violence. A variety of information pamphlets and handouts will be available to the general public.

Date: Wednesday 28 May 2008
Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Where: Mt Sheridan Plaza, Barnard Drive, Whiterock, Cairns
Cost: Free
Reservations: Not required
Contact: Gillian Campbell
Organisation: Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service
Telephone: 07 4033 6100
Website: www.dvcairns.org
Region: Far North Queensland Region

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