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December 2019

Menslink Midweeker with Francis Owusu

December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gryphons Caffe & Bar, 16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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Francis Owusu has used his love of dance to stimulate others to build their confidence and self-belief, as it did for him. A child of Ghanaian parents, Francis grew up in Victoria where he endured racism born of ignorance which almost propelled him towards a life of crime. Moving to Canberra he turned his life around through dance, going on to study finance banking at university by day and exploding on stage by night as a member of the band 925. During his career he has worked with major recording artists Marcia Hines, Jon Stevens and Guy Sebastian. Driven by a determination to share his good fortune, he organised after-school dance classes for children. Over the past decade Francis and Kulture Break have performed with thousands of children in schools, community centres and jails, inspiring and motivating them. For Francis, Kulture Break is a reflection of his belief that life is not characterised by what you have received but what you can give. Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their…

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February 2020

Menslink Midweeker with Sia Soliola

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gryphons Caffe & Bar, 16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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Often referred to as the 'Spiritual Leader' of the Canberra Raiders, Sia always goes above and beyond for his team and the community. Our CEO, Martin Fisk, tells a story about packing up after the Menslink Big Night Out in 2016, stacking chairs at 1am in the morning; tired after a long day of preparations. Martin looked over the room to see Sia who had attended the event, also stacking chairs along side Martin in the wee hours of the morning. Sia wasn't asked or expected to help, its just the kind of man he is. Sia has shaved his head for charity, helps fed the homeless in the city and is an all round genuine man, who always puts others first. Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their…

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March 2020

Menslink Midweeker with Travis Doherty *** CANCELLED ***

March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gryphons Caffe & Bar, 16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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Travis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Village Building Company on 1 July 2016 after joining the group as deputy CEO in 2015. Travis has close to 25 years’ experience in executive leadership positions across a range of industries including property development and construction, financial services, manufacturing and professional services. An entrepreneurial and values-based leader with a strong background in developing and motivating teams, Travis maintains a strong commercial focus and has a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes. He is passionate about enhancing customer experience and shareholder value, and developing a high performance culture. His influence in the property industry was recognised with his appointment as President of the Property Council of Australia (ACT branch) in 2019. Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their…

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Menslink’s Big Night Out 2020 *** CANCELLED ***

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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We are sad to say that our Big Night Out 2020 is cancelled due to the ongoing and ever-changing situation with the Coronavirus, and associated restrictions on mass gatherings. At Menslink, the physical and mental wellbeing of all our clients, staff, volunteers and stakeholders is of the utmost importance to us. We look forward to an even bigger Big Night Out in 2021.   The Menslink Annual 'Big Night Out' is back in 2020! We will have our annual ALLBIDS Charity auction, so make sure to bring your wallet for the auction of all auctions. Some of our big ticket items from last year featured a weekend away at Terry Snow’s Willinga Park Equestrian Centre, a real estate sales package from one of Canberras’ top agents, A home renovation packages from Southern Innovations and a Volkswagen Amarok from Lennock Volkswagen. Sounds like the night just can’t get any better? Well, guess again. Your tickets and any other additional money raised go directly to benefiting Menslink programs, and to help all young men in Canberra create a better…

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April 2020

Kick2Kick 4 a Cause

April 4 - April 5

 It’s on again!! Kick4aCause is back in 2020!! Kick4aCause is an annual 24-hour marathon fundraising event of 'kick-to-kick' Aussie Rules Football, and the wonderful gents over at Kick4aCause will again generously donate the funds raised to Menslink, enabling us to continue to provide support for young guys in our community. The event brings together friends, families and colleagues from all walks of life to have a kick!   Great fun and a good ‘get together’! Check out the webpage to find out more and see how you can get involved. Kick off is April 4-5, 2020 https://www.kick4acause.net…

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Menslink Midweeker with Dion Devow *** POSTPONED ***

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gryphons Caffe & Bar, 16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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Dion has over 20 years of experience working in an around community development, and has established two successful businesses. Dion was awarded ACT NAIDOC Person of The Year for 2016. Dion is also an Ambassador for Indigenous Community Volunteers and was appointed to the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body. Dion was deeply honoured by being named ACT Australian of the Year 2018. He hopes to use this profile to encourage Indigenous business and to progress the many social initiatives he has established. Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their…

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May 2020

Menslink Midweeker with Ben Farrinazzo *** POSTPONED ***

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gryphons Caffe & Bar, 16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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Remarkable physical strength helped Ben Farrinazzo, former Australian Army officer, to achieve two gold medals at the Invictus Games. His mental strength is the real story of his success at the Invictus Games. Mr Farinazzo's journey to the Games began with his deployment to East Timor in the late 1990s, something he regards as a highlight of his career because of the deep emotional connection he forged with the locals. However his service left him with emotional scars, eventually being diagnosed with PTSD. Ben Decided to use sport as a way to get on top of his physical and mental health, a fall on his mountain bike set him back again after breaking his neck and back in five places. In Hospital, Ben had to learn to walk again and it was in here that he had some important realisations about how to cope with life's challenges. Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their…

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June 2020

Menslink Midweeker with Ray Johnson *** POSTPONED ***

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gryphons Caffe & Bar, 16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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Assistant Commissioner Ray Johnson joined the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 1985. Since then he has carried out a full range of general policing and investigations duties both within ACT Policing and across Australia, investigating serious and organised crime at a local and national level. Assistant Commissioner Johnson has also undertaken international missions in East Timor, Cyprus and China where he was the regional manager for AFP international operations in north Asia, based in Beijing. He has held diverse command roles leading Special Operations, Professional Standards and AFP operations in both the Northern Territory and New South Wales. He commenced the role of Chief Police Officer for the ACT on 12 November 2018. Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their…

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July 2020

Menslink Midweeker with Matt Harvey *** POSTPONED ***

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gryphons Caffe & Bar, 16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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After a severe knee injury, Canadian born Matt Harvey knew it was unlikely that he would play ice hockey again. Even when he tried to return to the sport he loved, he was forced to stop midseason due to the excruciating pain.  Faced with many challenges, unable to work, let alone walk, Harvey put his creative writing diploma to good use and penned his first novella A Hockey Nightmare. Six years later and the 33-year-old Canadian finds himself leading the Canberra Brave on their mission to win back to back Australian Ice Hockey League titles. Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their…

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August 2020

Menslink Midweeker with Casper Aniversario *** POSTPONED ***

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gryphons Caffe & Bar, 16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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Casper is known for cutting the locks of our city's most famous footballers. He became barber to the stars in 2009 when a young Canberra Raider arrived at training with a traditional Maori design shaved into the side of his head. Before long Casper's client list read like a "who's who" in the sporting world, everyone from Christian Lealiifano to Patty Mills! In the last three years, Canberra's most famous barber has become the father of four daughters: Eva (from wife Camille's first marriage) Twins Franki and Gigi, and Acacia. This brought on some big changes for Casper including starting a new salon so he can spend more time with his family. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/5996975/forget-the-raiders-casper-the-barber-has-his-own-tiny-girl-squad/ Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their…

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