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2021 DVCS Pet Calendar (ENTRANCE)

DVCS are super excited to be taking nominations for pets of Canberra who are interested in being part of our 2021 Pets of Canberra Calendar.  All money raised from the entrance fees and proceeds of sale of the calendar will be used to support people and pets who are experiencing family, domestic and intimate partner violence.

Adam Shirley (ABC Radio)
Alan Tongue (NRL)
Amanda Whitley (HerCanberra)
Andrew Muirhead (Brumbies Rugby)
Christian Lealiifano (Rugby Player)
Genevieve Jacobs (Region Media)
Juliet Moody (SparrowFolk)
Kristen Henry (Mix 106.3)
Sue Webeck
DVCS Chief Executive Officer
2 x Children DVCS supports

Cover Pet: DVCS Staff

Competition Closes:

11.59pm on 31 August 2020


Follow the link below to register your pet and pay your entry fee. Then email a copy of your registration (you will receive it via email) and your chosen photo to

Enter Here:
Need more info?:

Contact Alanna on 02 6228 1794 or via email to

2021 DVCS Pets of Canberra Calendar (PRE-ORDER)

Grab yourself the greatest calendar to find it's way to the ACT, like ever! Each month features a different pet from around Canberra, with all photos taken by local volunteer photographers.  All money raised from the sale of the calendars will be used support people and pets experiencing family, domestic or intimate partner violence. With thanks to our volunteer photographers: Oak and Dust Photography, Mallie Taylor,  Kate Bernardo Photography and LJ King Photography   Calendars are available from October 2020.      

A4 = $30
A3 = $35
Desktop = $25
Express post = $15


Standard postage is included in the price.

Buy Now:
Need more info:

For more information please contact Alanna on 02 6228 1794 or at

2020 Canberra Times Marathon Festival (November)

DVCS are super excited to be hosting a team at the 2020 Canberra Times Marathon Festival!  This will be our third year participating as a charity. We hope the below information answers all your questions, but if not, please feel free to get in touch on 6228 1794 or via email to

Sunday 8 November 2020 (postponed from April and August)


From $45 per adult

All participants running on behalf of DVCS are able to access a 10% discount by entering this code: DVCS-CTMF-10


When you have completed your registration you will be asked if you'd like to fundraise for a charity. Please select yes. A list will be populated, scroll towards the bottom and you'll see DVCS. Select DVCS and follow the prompts.


Please register directly via the Canberra Times Marathon Festival website: Australian Running Festival Registration

You will be asked if you want to run as part of a team, please answer no. You will run as an individual.


All DVCS runners and fundraisers have access to the exclusive DVCS marquee found near the finish line. Our marquee will include chairs, blankets, water, fruit and lollipops for when you have completed the race. We are also happy to mind your gear while you race (please note we are not able to mind children or pets).

Fundraisers who reach a minimum target of $300 will also receive a complimentary DVCS Running Singlet, available on the day. All runners also receive an invitation to the DVCS Supporter Drinks in November 2020. We have reduced the minimum target from $500 by way of acknowledging the financial and emotinal cost the recent bush fires have had on our community.

This year we hope to put together a Kids Mile team! Aimed at primary school aged children, this is the perfect event to get your child involved in fitness and activity, as well as community spirit and support. Children running as an individual only need to raise $50 to qualify for a DVCS running singlet and access to the DVCS tent. If a parent or guardian is running in any other event and achieves the minimum fundraising target, the child does not need to do their own fundraising and will also receive a complimetnary DVCS running singlet.

The highest adult fundraiser will receive two complimentary tickets to the DVCS Gala Ball on Saturday 16 May 2020.

There might even be some encouraging DVCS supporters on the track to help keep you motivated (for the Kids Mile, 5km and 10km races only).

All DVCS runners are invited to be part of our exclusive DVCS Runners Closed Facebook group to keep each other motivated and share training tips!

All the money raised by our runners will be used to support our payment of emergency accommodation and security upgrades for those subjected to violence in the ACT community.

2020 DVCS Trivia Night (September)

DVCS invites you to their annual Trivia Night! Trivia Master: Adam Shirley, DVCS Champion from ABC Canberra All money raised at this event will be used to pay for emergency accommodation, security upgrades, support groups and client well-being.  DVCS staff and clients rely heavily on the kindness of the Canberra community and are looking forward to seeing you there! Cancellation Policy

Friday 11 September 2020


Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start


Hellenic Club Woden on Matilda Street, Woden


Table for up to 10 people $350, includes a light snack



Waiting List:

If you would like to be contacted should a table open up, or social distancing restrictions ease, please email us at

2020 DVCS High Tea (August)

Join DVCS at their annual High Tea event to held at Hotel Realm.   All guests receive a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, with a selection of finely made French cakes & tarts, delicate savouries and traditional scones, accompanied with TWG fine teas and freshly brewed coffee.   All money raised at this event will be used to pay for emergency accommodation, security upgrades, support groups and client well-being.   Cancellation Policy  

Saturday 15 August 2020 or Sunday 16 August 2020


11.30am Sitting or 2.30pm Sitting - 15 August
12.00pm on Sitting or 3.00pm Sitting - 16 August


Hotel Realm


$85 per person or $800 for a table of ten, includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival

Booking for 11.30am Sitting 15 August:
Bookings for 2.30pm Sitting 15 August:


Bookings for 12noon Sitting 16 August:


Bookings for 3.00pm Sitting 16 August:


Waiting List:

Sign up to the waiting list in case someone cancels or restrictions ease by emailing us at

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