There have been many changes to the way we live and work over recent months. However, when it comes to events, the rise of the virtual meeting has seen some of the most creative alternatives, especially in rural communities. Do you attend a virtual book club, choir or yoga class? Or have you had a Virtual Country Cuppa or attended a virtual field day?
With changes aplenty, it is important to know what is still on, what has been delayed and what has gone online. Here is an update on changed arrangements for some important annual events for rural and regional women.
Delayed: the National AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award was due to be held in Canberra at a gala dinner in September 2020. That dinner has been delayed until September 2021 and the State winners announced earlier this year will remain in place until next year.
Postponed: NAIDOC Week, which was due to be held in early July, will now be held 8-15 November, 2020. The postponement was aimed at protecting elders and those in Indigenous communities with chronic health issues.
In addition, the annual Women on Farms Gathering, which was due to take place in Inglewood this year has been postponed with a new date to be confirmed.
Going online: Women’s Health Week will be held 7-11 September and help is available organising online events. Take a look at the website and consider getting involved.
Pictured above: Claire Moore (far right), 2019 AgriFutures™ Victorian Rural Women’s Award winner with last year’s state finalists. This year’s National Awards dinner has been postponed