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2020 Canberra Times Marathon Festival (August)

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 community@dvcs.org.au.
Date:

Date in August to be advised

Cost:

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

Fundraising:

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.

Registration:

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.

Why DVCS:

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 Blue & White Gala Ball (September)

DVCS invites you to their major fundraising event of the year, their 2020 Blue and White Gala Ball. This is DVCS' major fundraising event for the year, raising money for emergency accommodation, security upgrades, support groups and client well-being. Enjoy great entertainment from local band HitParade, celebrity MCs and loads of fun! Cancellation Policy
Time:

6.30pm for 7.00pm

Date:

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Venue:

Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Canberra

Dress:

Lounge suite to formal, blue and/or white is optional

Tickets:

$215 per person or $2,000 for a table of ten
Tickets include three course meal, beverages and entertainment
Book your tickets before during the month of January, using the code "EarlyBird" to receive 5% discount

Bookings:
More information:

Please contact Alanna on 6228 1794 or alanna@dvcs.org.au.

National Day to Remember - ACT Candle Lighting Ceremony (May)

Date:

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Time:

5.45pm for a 6.00pm start until approximately 7.00pm

Venue:

Ainslie Place, Canberra City (across London Circuit from Civic Square)

Cost:

This is a free event. Candles will be available for a gold coin donation.

Participating Organisations:

Domestic Violence Crisis Service
ACT Government
ACT Police
Beryl Women Inc
Doris Women's Refuge
Toora Women Inc
Violet Sheridan
Gayle Sheridan
Eclipse Lighting & Sound

Dress:

This event is held outdoors during Autumn, of an evening. Please wear weather appopriate clothing.

Media and/or further information:

Please contact Alanna Davis on 6228 1794 or via email to alanna@dvcs.org.au

2020 DVCS Trivia Night (October)

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
Date:

Friday 16 October 2020

Time:

Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start

Venue:

Hellenic Club Woden on Matilda Street, Woden

Tickets:

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

Bookings:

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  
Date:

Saturday 15 August 2020

Time:

12pm to 2pm

Venue:

Hotel Realm

Tickets:

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

Bookings:

The Ultimate Home Scavenger Hunt

Information:

During Covid-19 we are encouraged to stay at home.  

During Covid-19 DVCS remains operational to support those in the ACT impacted by domestic and family violence.  Already we have experienced a 27% increase in demand.

During Covid-19 DVCS has had to postpone or cancel important fundraising events.

Now is your chance to get moving inside your home and in your garden, while supporting DVCS. Due to the huge success of our first Ultimate Home Scavenger Hunt, we have created a second one! The second one starts on Saturday 4 April 2020.

Please follow the link below for further instructions - you do not have to pay until the very end.

Cost:

$25 per family

Registration:

Round 2 Registration - Book Now

Registration for Round 2 closes at 12noon Tuesday, 7 April 2020.

Round 3 Registration - Book Now

Registration for Round 3 opens on Thursday, 9 April 2020.

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