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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.

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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.  Due to Covid, this year's event is Virtual and will be held on 7 to 15 November 2020. 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

Virtual Event 7 to 15 November 2020


From $15 per adult


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: Registration

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


Fundraisers who reach a minimum target of $300 will also receive a complimentary DVCS Running Singlet (must meet minimum target by 1 October 2020). 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.

The highest adult fundraiser will receive two complimentary tickets to the DVCS Gala Ball on Saturday 15 May 2021 (Covid pending).

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.

Scavenger Hunt (Sep/Oct School Holidays)


Following the success of our previous scavenger hunts, we are excited to bring you our September/October School Holiday Scavenger Hunt!

It's a bit different this time. It's free of charge.

How will this work:
1. Register via the link below;
2. Within 24 business hours you will receive your list of 30 items to find while out on a walk around your neighbourhood.
3. If you don't have an item, you are welcome to contact family and friends to see if they can send you a photo;
4. You can join the closed Facebook group "Ultimate Home Scavenger Hunt" to upload your fun photos to share with other registered participants.

Please note this is a fun based activity for families to do together while practicing social distancing, hand hygiene and getting out and about.

If you upload your photos to the closed Facebook group "Ultimate Home Scavenger Hunt" we assume you are happy for us to share those publically on the DVCS Facebook page.




2021 Pets of Canberra Calendar Square Purchase

Did your pet miss out on featuring in our 2021 Pets of Canberra Calendar?  We now have an opportunity for 48 more pets to be part of the calendar by being featured in our monthly spare squares!  You know those little squares that don't have a date in them?  Yeah, those little things at the start or end of each month. There are 48 squares available from January and March to December.  Due to having 28 days, there are no squares available for February. If you have already entered your pet in the competition, you do not need to send us your photo unless you want a different photo featured. You can have more than one animal in your photo.  Photos with faces or other identifying features will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please email us at  

$50 per square


All squares must be purchased and photos received by 25 September 2020

Purchase here:

Girls Night-In (November)

In light of the impact of Covid-19 on our ability to socialise and DVCS fundraising events, we are encouraging you to spend the night at home with some of your girlfriends to help support DVCS.  We also want to provide an opportunity for people who missed out on tickets to our High Teas and Trivia Nights to get involved.    

Friday 27 November 2020


Whatever suits you


Your place

Expected date of registration packs:

Mid to late October 2020

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