In a club first, the Geelong West Rotary Club is looking to the future of Geelong’s youth with the creation of a wellness event this Sunday.
The Self-Care Sunday Wellness Festival, also supported by WorkSafe, is set to educate and inspire Geelong on Sunday at Johnstone Park, Geelong 8am-5pm.
Australia’s top Health and Wellbeing advocates will be on hand at the family-friendly event, including Keep it Cleaner co-founders Steph Claire Smith & Laura Henshaw, self-love guru Melissa Ambrosini, Celebrity Chef Luke Hines, Dr Karen White from Strive to Thrive, Mental Health Advocate, Tony McManus, Australian Medallist Mike McKay, Upstate Yoga, Geelong Meditation Centre and F45 Geelong.
The idea for the event originated from the Rotary Club of Geelong West earlier this year, after recognising alarming rising statistics of mental health issues and obesity in the Geelong region and a spark to deliver something new by organising a stair climb event of the exclusive WorkSafe Headquarters, also Geelong’s tallest building with 360 degree views and not open for public viewing.
The club engaged leading local organisations to join forces, including WorkSafe, TAC, Active Geelong, Geelong Connected Communities and Barwon Health, in an effort to create serious change to an unwell community.
The Self-Care Sunday Wellness Festival is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities. Activities include a stair climb of Geelong’s tallest building – WorkSafe headquarters, workouts, motivational speakers, healthy cooking demonstrations, a wellness market and more. All proceeds will be donated to local mental and physical wellbeing programs in Geelong.
“Self-Care Sunday Wellness Festival has been created to educate and inspire the Geelong community about the positive impact that regular movement, healthy eating, engaging in community initiatives and investing in your own self-care practices has on your overall wellbeing,” said Amy Bett, Rotary Club of Geelong West member and founder of Minapre Events.
Tickets include all activities and are only $35 Adults & $5 kids at