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Attend Continyou event for free for conversations on community growth, resilience and inspiration at West Gippsland Arts Centre 21 June 2022

Baw Baw Shire Council to host two inspiring events to promote community resilience at West Gippsland Arts Centre on 21 June 2022.

By news@gippsland - 31st May 2022 - Back to News

Baw Baw Shire Council is proud to present Continyou - Conversations for growth, resilience and inspiration, a pair of free events this June featuring ultra-marathoner Samantha Gash alongside Antarctic adventurer David Knoff and local athlete Beau Miles, former AFL player and respected broadcaster Wayne Schwass and gold medal winning athlete and business owner Bianca Chatfield.

Continyou - Conversations for community growth, resilience and inspiration speakers, from the left, top row, Samantha Gash, David Knoff, Beau Miles, bottom row, Wayne Schwass and Bianca Chatfield

Continyou - Conversations for community growth, resilience and inspiration speakers, from the left, top row, Samantha Gash, David Knoff, Beau Miles, bottom row, Wayne Schwass and Bianca Chatfield

Develop and nurture resilience

Each event will feature inspiring and insightful keynotes, conversations, and advice for developing and nurturing a resilient, connected, and socially inclusive culture in our community. More than a third (35.4%) of adults in Baw Baw Shire have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression, a proportion that is higher than the average for Gippsland (33%).

This staggering figure was further reinforced by survey results during council's 2021 Community Vision consultation process which identified the need for more support for those suffering mental illness, greater advocacy for mental health awareness and noted the need to address youth suicide rates and further investment into youth mental health.

Council's vision, as informed by our community, is for a sustainable, healthy and thriving Baw Baw where our people live in a safe, socially connected community and a healthy environment.

Event schedule

These events aim to support that vision and promote resilience, connection and inclusivity through the inspiring stories and experiences of the keynote speakers. Both events are delivered by Baw Baw Shire Council and supported through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Continyou - Conversations for growth, resilience and inspiration with Samantha Gash and David Knoff. This event features 2 inspiring keynotes from ultra-marathoner Samantha Gash and Antarctic adventurer David Knoff, followed by a Q&A session. Hosted by YouTuber, writer and ultra-athlete Beau Miles, this event is sure to challenge your way of thinking, leave you inspired, and ready pursue your goals.

  • Date: Tuesday 21 June 2022
  • Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Venue: Theatre 1 - West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul VIC 3820

To book your tickets, please visit 'Continyou' website.

Continyou - Conversations for growth, resilience and inspiration with Wayne Schwass and Bianca Chatfield. This event features 2 inspiring keynotes from former AFL athlete, respected sports media broadcaster and founder of PUKAUP Wayne Schwass and together with celebrated athlete, prominent media personality and leading female voice in Australian sport, Bianca Chatfield. Both will share their experiences faced throughout their professional careers and how they have taken control of their mental wellbeing.

  • Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022
  • Time: 6:30pm arrival for finger food with a 7:00 pm start
  • Venue: Logan Park, Warragul VIC 3820

To reserve your spots, please visit, 'Continyou' event website.

Opportunity for the community

Deputy Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said, "Emerging from the challenges of the past two years, we as a community should come together to build our resilience as we strive towards building a more sustainable, healthy and thriving community for all people in Baw Baw Shire."

"I am so thrilled we can provide these fantastic opportunities for our community and encourage everyone to come along to one, or both, of these great events, come and be inspired." Cr McCabe said.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council website.


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