Tickets are selling fast for the first of four In Conversation events designed to empower the Sunshine Coast community on International Women’s Day at council’s Venue 114 at 11.30am on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Join inspirational speakers, Seven Network presenter Jillian Whiting and Vanessa Fowler, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation raising awareness on the prevention of domestic and family violence.

Vanessa is sister of the late Allison Baden-Clay, a victim of domestic violence in 2012.  Since Allison’s death, Vanessa and her family have been committed to the formation and growth of the Foundation.

For her tireless work campaigning on domestic violence, Vanessa was recognised with a Pride of Australia medal in 2018 and most recently announced the Ipswich Citizen of Year at an Australia Day Awards ceremony.

Vanessa said she was excited to be attending the first In Conversation event at Venue 114 on International Women’s Day and celebrating the theme of ‘More Power Together’ which very much aligns with our Foundation values.

“The Foundation encourages everyone to be an effective bystander and stand up against domestic violence,” she said.

“I am honoured to be a guest speaker alongside respected journalist and presenter Jillian Whiting and to have the opportunity to share the Foundation’s mission.”

In Conversation will include a delicious grazing table style lunch by Something for Catering and beverages followed by a Q and A session and quality entertainment.

All attendees are encouraged to wear a splash of yellow, which is the Foundation’s colour.

There will be four In Conversation events in 2019 featuring inspirational speakers from all walks of life, who will deliver engaging, in-depth conversations about real life issues in our Sunshine Coast community.

Grab your 2019 diary to lock in the following dates:

  • Friday, March 8: Celebrating International Women’s Day  
  • Friday, June 21: Disability Sector
  • Thursday, September 12: R U OK Day
  • Friday, November 22: Celebrating International Men’s Day.

Sunshine Coast Council will provide any profitable proceeds to each worthy cause featured throughout the In Conversation series to assist in the development and awareness of these programs.

Ticket price is $120 per person, table of 8 for $110 per person and special seniors and students price of $80 person. Price includes food, beverages and entertainment. Prizes to be won for the best dressed.

To book visit or call 5413 1400.

In Conversation is proudly supported by Seven Network, Hot FM and My Weekly Preview.

Venue 114, formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre, is located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina and limited parking is available.

Skye Leong
Author: Skye Leong

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