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Geelong is the host city of the XIV Australian Masters Games. Saturday 5th October - Saturday 12th October, 2013.
Over 8,800 people from across Australia and overseas are expected to converge on Geelong for this week-long event. Participants will come from all walks of life - the only criteria is that they must be over 30 years of age at the time of the games.
Queen’s Birthday Weekend - Saturday 8 June, 2013
Support the Special Care Nursery redevelopment at Geelong Hospital by volunteering individually or with friends and family on the Queen’s Birthday Giving Weekend. On Saturday 8 June, 2013 the Geelong Hospital Appeal will again be rallying the community in a weekend of giving across the region.
This year, all funds raised will go towards a new project, the Special Care Nursery redevelopment at Geelong Hospital. The redevelopment is a $4million project in partnership with the Cotton On Foundation and the outcome will be a more spacious, practical and modern ward. The day cannot operate without the generous help from volunteers such as yourself. You can register as a volunteer (324 KB)or a group of people.
With the support of National Recruitment, Geelong and Warrnambool Community Relations at Deakin are again exhibiting at this year’s Regional Victoria Living Expo to be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April 2013.
The Expo is the one-stop-shop for Melburnians to find out about lifestyle, employment, real estate and educational opportunities which exist in regional and rural Victoria.It provides all 48 regional and rural councils with an opportunity to promote the benefits and opportunities available in their area in order to attract residents, skilled workers, business and investment.
The Expo provides a great opportunity for exposure to showcase all that we have to offer regional communities at Deakin University.
In 2012 the inaugural Expo was hailed a great success by Regional Development Victoria and exhibitors alike. 8,000 visitors attended the Expo at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, which attracted over 130 exhibitors including 48 Councils representing 11 regions.
The 2013 Regional Victoria Living Expo is a key initiative in the Victorian Government's strategy to drive population and investment to regional and rural Victoria.
Regional Victoria Living Expo 2013
The Geelong Chamber of Commerce are pleased to extend a warm invitation to you to join them at their May President’s Luncheon which is proudly sponsored by Yellow Brick Road.
Keynote speaker, Mark Bouris, has built a career from making quality financial advice available to all Australians. He has a passion for educating people about how to make their money work for them and his acumen provides inspiration for entrepreneurs and hardworking people all over the country. Mark is also well known to Australian television audiences as the host of Channel 9’s Celebrity Apprentice so his presentation is bound to be entertaining, informative and stimulating.
Proceeds from this luncheon will go towards supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Geelong, which provides vulnerable or disadvantaged young people, who are in need of additional support and friendship, with a caring adult mentor and positive role model.
Deakin University has partnered with the Geelong Cats Football Club to drive a new community facility being built as part of the Simonds Stadium redevelopment. Each will each have a role in the community centre, which was a key component of the State Government’s $25 million injection to the overhaul. The facility on the ground floor of the new Players Stand will be known as the Deakin Cats Community Centre and will become a hub for a number of Cats community and education programs as well as a venue for other organisations for training, meetings and seminars.
(Image cortesy of the Geelong Advertiser)
Deakin University Vice Chancellor Jane den Hollander said the centre would help raise educational aspirations for students across the region. "Our focus in Geelong is around sport and culture and youth and the football club is where sport, culture and youth come together really nicely," she said. "If we can show our community, particularly our young kids, particularly those who come from disadvantaged families what the future looks like and what excellence looks like in sport, they might chose to get an education." The Deakin Cats Community Centre will also be home for the Past Players and Officials Association, as well as club memorabilia and stadium tours. The centre will open in May.
Deakin University and the Royal Geelong Yacht Club kicked of a wonderful new partnership for 2013 on 13 March.
With a sensational 20 knot breeze, 80 Deakin students and staff joined in the Deakin Worldly Sailing night. The key aim of the night was to offer staff and students the opportunity to sail and to sign up members for the new Deakin Sailing Club.
The Manager of Geelong Community Relations for Deakin, Julie Hope, said that Deakin shares a mission with the Royal Geelong Yacht Club to welcome the community into our institutions. ‘We had an overwhelming response resulting in many new faces at the yacht club. The sailing was exhilarating and it was the first time many of the Deakin crews had experienced hands-on sailing.’
Andrew Crowley, Deakin’s Sport and Recreation Strategic Advancement Officer, said ‘it was a great night. I spoke to a range of students, many that had never experienced sailing before and international students from all over the globe - from Finland to Indonesia. It truly was a Worldly event’.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander presented the prizes for the races, naming the A Grade winner as ‘Up in Smoke’, crewed by the Deakin Facilities staff. Well done, team!
The Barwon Health Founation's annual Easter Egg Hunt is on this Sunday 31st March. Bookings are essential.
One significant way that Deakin is enriching our communities is by sharing our excellent facilities with our fundraising partners.
We recently welcomed the community, hospital patrons, healthcare practitioners and Deakin staff to the launch of the Barwon Health Foundation 2013 Geelong Hospital Appeal project, the Special Care Nursery redevelopment.
Hosted at the recently opened Waterfront Kitchen, around 150 appeal supporters attended the event to hear the exciting news and listen to guest speaker Alisa Camplin OAM.
The event was generously supported by the operators of the new Deakin Waterfront Kitchen – a fabulous eating space open for the community as well as Deakin staff and students.
The training restaurant of The Gordon TAFE, The Davidson has reopened for 2013.
The Davidson will be serving a three course dinner with tea and coffee included for just $35 per person. Dinner will be served from Tuesdays through to Fridays each week of the school year.
The Davidson Menu (260 KB)
The Davidson Restaurant is situated at the Gordon’s City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
(Opposite Johnstone Park)
If you would like to make a booking please call Restaurant Reservations on 5225 0741
Royal Geelong Yacht Club is offering Deakin University students the following amazing offer.
Become a part of the action with a 1 Year Crew Membership and an Adult Introduction to Sailing Course.
Deakin staff and students are invited to join the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Wednesday the 13th March for a fantastic twilight sail.
Stay after for drinks at club prices, food and live music.