International Day of Charity

Charity means generosity, aid and helpfulness, especially toward the needy or suffering. International Day of Charity marks the death date of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace. Born in 1910, […]

Father’s Day

Though fathers have been honoured since early Christian times through celebrations like St Joseph's Day, the modern-day version started in the United States with both a remembrance service for 360 men killed in a 1908 mining disaster and with Sonora Smart Dodd in Washington state in 11910 wanting to honour her father who was a […]

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day is celebrated across Australia to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction. It marks the death date in captivity of the last known thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger. Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. […]

International Literacy Day

As outlined by the United Nations, 773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills and 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics. International Literacy Day is thus to stress the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards […]

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Graduate House 220 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria

Bridge Night

Graduate House 220 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria

Bridge Night is held every Wednesday of the month and is not restricted to Members of the Association. Players of all levels are most welcomed, with novices given full support from the friendly and more experienced players. Contact Graham at this email for more information and to book in. Please feel free also to call […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. World Suicide Prevention Day is to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world -- 800,000 people annually -- and the role that each of us can play to help prevent suicide.Suicide is the 15th leading cause of death globally, with a rate of […]

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

The developing countries of the South-South Cooperation are located primarily in the Southern Hemisphere, and include Asia (except for Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan), Central America, South America, Mexico, Africa, and the Middle East (except for Israel). These countries have contributed to more than half of the world’s growth in recent […]