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Events

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Cairns and Far North Environment Centre
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EVENT VOLUNTEERS

We are always searching for more volunteers to supercharge our events. Specific opportunities will be advertised below but to make a general enquiry about how you might be able to help get in touch with Aïsha, our Community Organiser, at getinvolved@nullcafnec.org.au. 

RECURRING EVENTS

Community Collaboration

Cairns Ecofiesta

Ecofiesta, held by Cairns Regional Council, is a day of live music, interactive workshops, free kids activities and a massive expo of green-tech and sustainable living solutions. As a stallholder,  CAFNEC has an opportunity to educate and engage the wider community in the work we do.

Community Connection

Cairns Parade – Together for Nature Float

Cairns Festival is a series of festivals celebrating Cairns’ attractions and talents. Cairns Esplanade hosts the main features, including the Grand Parade, being the festival’s highlight and showcases different performers on floats. Over the years CAFNEC has held a float to showcase the work of the environment sector; with banners, costumes, face paint, singing and chants, CAFNEC’s Members, volunteers and supporters all join in.

networking for our environment

Quarterly Green Drinks

Join us for our quarterly Green Drinks event to connect with and share stories with like minded people. This casual networking event features speakers, music and brings together people from academia, NGOs, government, business and more, who all care for our FNQ environments and community.

ANNUAL conference

FNQ Environment  Roundtable 

The FNQ Environment Roundtable, hosted by CAFNEC for a number of years, has provided an opportunity for CAFNEC to bring together CAFNEC Members and Supporters within the FNQ region to discuss our challenges and solutions, and identify strategic issues for the protection of our natural environment. 

PAST EVENTS

ANNUAL major fundraiser

Far North Wilderness Bike Tour 2001 – 2021

After 20 years, the Far North Wilderness Bike Tour, has called time. It was CAFNEC’s longest running and most successful fundraising event, taking riders on an unforgettable week of mountain biking through the spectacular Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in Far North Queensland. CAFNEC thanks the numerous volunteers, the riders and sponsors, all of whom contributed to making the event a unique experience and a wonderful fundraiser. Nothing else like it …

monthly sewing bees

Boomerang Bags Cairns

COVID-19 UPDATE: Boomerang Bags Cairns is now sewing from home. See event page for more details. 

Boomerang Bags Cairns meets on the first Thursday of every month from 4.30 to 8.00 pm to sew Boomerang Bags as a group. We sew, we chat, we drink tea and usually, there is cake too! Got a sewing machine? – Definitely bring it along! Don’t have one or can’t sew? There are plenty of other jobs and with the expertise present, you can learn to sew too.

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