90th Anniversary Celebration

You’re invited to a celebration marking 90 years of YWCA Canberra contributing to the Canberra community.

Shining a light on generations who have cared deeply about their work and community.

YWCA Canberra 90th Anniversary celebration cocktail event

Wednesday 16 October 2019 at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

This year we celebrate 90 years of providing essential, quality services for women, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions.

YWCA Canberra’s history is bound to the history of Canberra shaping itself in response to changing local, and societal contexts.

We hope you will join us as we showcase the achievements of YWCA Canberra past and present, acknowledge the support of those that have helped us reach this milestone, as well as highlight our role and focus into the future.

 “…As we face current challenges, we feel the light touch of the women who have gone before us.  As we look forward, we look into the eyes of our daughters, and indeed our sons, and know that we have done at least a little bit to make their world a better and more equal place.”

Rebecca Vassarotti, YWCA Canberra Executive Director 2003-2013 [extract from A Work in Progress, A History of the YWCA of Canberra 1929-2009]

The evening will include:

  • the exciting launch of our new YWCA Canberra video, celebrating our work to date
  • the launch of Bringing on Board our new governance resource guide
  • the re-launch and funding extension of our successful Great Ydeas Grant program
  • an opportunity to enjoy the company of our members and friends in a wonderful Canberran venue where ‘Australia’s stories come alive’
  • an opportunity to purchase limited-edition YWCA Canberra collaborative jewellery and homewares.

The event is free, but you do need to secure your ticket as places are limited.

This event is for invited members and friends.

Please note that parking at the National Museum of Australia is free from 5pm onwards, and there is a range of alternative transport options available (see the Museum’s transport page).

Photographs will be taken at this event. If you do not wish to have your photo published, please contact  caf.team@ywca-canberra.org.au.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

For questions relating to this event please contact caf.team@ywca-canberra.org.au.