We are seeking expressions of interest from members who wish to join ANiB’s Board!
Our Annual General Meeting will be held Aloft Hotel (Brussels) on the 1st April, 7pm.
We are actively recruiting for a secretary and treasurer and welcome expressions of interest for general board roles. If you are interested in being part of the board please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian community in Belgium raised more than €7,500 (AU$12,000) for WIRES & the Australian Red Cross!
Thank you to all for making this day such a huge success.
The traditional ANiB Australia Day BBQ transformed into a fundraising extravaganza this year with the Australian community and friends in Belgium standing together for bushfire relief. The charity auction had a range of wonderful donations from businesses around Belgium, including Crush Wine, the Aboriginal Signature Gallery, Mig’s Wine World, the Australian Embassy in Belgium, Sheraton Airport Hotel, ING, Geretti Diamonds, Dianne Weller, Crocus Photography, Creatif Image, Cuizzine, 4 Audio, Mindfulness Courses, Kavak, Candy Dee, Life Coaching, Kine D’Haene, Osteo Joanny, Dan Dare, Tree of Life Yoga, We Yoga Brussels, Kasteel Sint Michiels, ‘T Brouwershuis, Scotty’s NZ Pies and Viridis Vallis Brewery. Australian Erin Booth and her catering company The Redhead Chef cooked up a storm, providing a classic BBQ and delicious Aussie desserts.
A Few Words from the Embassy
Other News / Upcoming Events
Do you know of an event that would be of interest to the Australian (or NZ, or Oceania) community in Belgium? Let us know so we can spread the word to our network!
Sunday 21 June 2020
Estrangin Aboriginal Signature Gallery
The exposition “Nganampa ngura-nguru nyurampa ngurakutu (From our place to your place)” brings art from the Ernabella community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands all the way to Brussels. The exhibition is on at the Estrangin Signature Gallery in Koekelberg until the 28th March 2020. Open from Wednesday to Saturday, 2:30 pm to 7 pm.
101 rue Jules Besme, 1081 Bruxelles |
now until 28 March 2020
Belgium Raises Money for Australia
Thank you to the Belgian businesses and individuals who raised money for Australian Bushfire relief!
We are so inspired by Thea and Amelia who used their own initiative to raise money for Australian bushfire relief at the International School Brussels (IBS). Through their hard work and determination they raised €250 to support Australian wildlife. Thank you!!
Brussels restaurants Saint Kilda & 203 held an epic fundraiser at the Nanobrasserie de l’ermitage. The chefs did their training in Melbourne. If you’re looking for some Aussie-inspired cuisine book a table and check them out!
A huge thanks to We Yoga Brussels, Radiant Light Yoga, Tree of Life Yoga, The Yoga Room, Hot Yoga Gent and Sound On Yoga for their contributions to bushfire fundraising and awareness raising! Wonderful to see the yogis of Belgium making a difference. Namaste!
ANiB Business Showcase
Crush Wine : Australian & NZ Wines in Brussels
We cannot rate Crush Wine highly enough! Max, the owner, has been a long-term supporter of the ANiB. He has always been there at our events to provide drinks and share his passion for Australian & NZ wines. For the Australia Day event alone contributions included:
- A sponsored 3 course food & wine evening for ANiB’s charity auction.
- Max worked all day at the bar to make sure everyone was well watered during the fundraising event
- Crush provided all wines for the day at cost price and supplied free mulled wine for the event.
- A 10% discount on all wines at Crush for attendees (if you’ve forgotten the discount code please ask us!).
- Fundraiser wine evenings at Crush contributed
approximately €1000 to the ANiB online fundraiser! Money also went to the Adelaide Hills wine region recovery efforts.
We encourage you all to head down to the shop and say G’day. Why not pick up a few delicious bottles of Aussie & NZ wine while you’re there!
Do you have other suggestions for our newsletter? Please let us know. We are always looking for ways to improve our network and strengthen the Australian community here in Belgium.
We are extremely delighted to communicate our current fundraising efforts. To date we, as a community, have raised a massive €7258.49 (over 10,000 AUD!!) across all our fundraising platforms including;the Australia Day BBQ, Facebook fundraiser, the Go Fund Me campaign...
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The Board of the Australian Network in Belgium takes great pleasure to invite you, your partner and friends to our Christmas dinner in the presence of the Australian Ambassador Mr. Justin Brown PSM. When: Thursday 28th November 2019. From 19:00 sharp RSVP latest date:...