Chicks go online

It is time to don your favourite frock and floral accessory, switch your computer on and turn up the volume for this year’s Chicks in the Sticks event.
In its eighth year, and the first time online, women from across central Victoria have the opportunity to join one of the North Central Catchment Management Authority’s favourite events.
The popular annual event connects women from across the region who share an interest in agriculture and the environment.
Organiser and North Central CMA Regional Landcare coordinator Tess Grieves said registrations were open for the online event on Saturday October 17, kicking off at 10.30am to 12.30pm.
“Women can register through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com.au. Search for ‘Chicks in the Sticks 2020’ then enter their details,” Tess said.
“Once registered, participants will receive a link so they can join in on the day. Those who register early will also have the chance to win some gorgeous giveaways.
“The theme is ‘Wellbeing and mindful connections to nature’ and given what’s been happening this year it’s a good reminder that connecting with nature has many benefits.”
The morning will begin with a Welcome to Country ceremony, followed by personal and professional stories from Rebecca Phillips, Dhelkunya Dja (Healing land) Land Management Board member; Anna Carlile, creative director at Viola Design and author of Grounded and Nature 365; and Katrina Myers, owner of Barham Avocados.
“We weren’t going to let COVID-19 stop us from getting together and although it’s not in the usual way, I’m really excited to be hosting the event online,” Tess said.
“It’s a chance for everyone to take their mind off things, be inspired by like-minded women and be guaranteed of a fun few hours of storytelling and connection.
“The great thing about an online event is there is no limit to the number of women who can attend.
“The event is always a sell out so anyone who has missed out in the past, or knows how great the event is, can be assured of a virtual seat at the table.”
The event is supported by the Victorian Government Landcare Program.

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