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      July 24, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM

      The Victoria Room , Level 4, 210 Lonsdale Street
      Melbourne, Victoria

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      The Power of Journey

      The Power of the Journey Why do human's journey? What draw's us into the elements away from our everyday lives to adventure, to physically and mentally challenge ourselves? In every culture across the world there are countless examples of human adventure and pushing boundaries - where do these urges come from and what does journeying mean to our lived experience. This special event will explore these questions with a remarkable line up of Australian adventurers, whose own stories bring to life 'The Power of the Journey'.  Dr Beau Miles, an ethnographer from Monash University and award winning film maker, Beau has kayaked across the Bass Strait, run over 650kms along the Australian Alpine walking track, eaten his body weight in baked beans, and walked over 100km commute to work, all in the name of curiosity Heather Ellis is a motorcycle adventurer, author and motivational speaker who rode solo across Africa and Central Asia on a Yamaha TT600, in separate odysseys of perserverance, growth and change. Heather is also the current Chair of Positive Women Victoria Dr Kate Leeming is an explorer, adventurer and educator, who has cycled a distance greater than twice around the world on major expeditions through Europe, Russia, Australia and across Africa. Kate is currently preparing for her latest challenge, the first bicycle crossing of the Antarctic continent via the South Pole *CANAPES AND NETWORKING DRINKS INCLUDED IN TICKET PRICE* This event has been inspired by a unique adventure that took place in August 2018 when a group of Australian's summitted an un-chartered 4,000m peak called Mt Kabangama in PNG. The expedition was accompanied by local tribeman from a small village called Andakap.  The village elder welcomed the group to the village and explained that the school that they were camping in was in desperate need of solar panels to improve educational outcomes and enable it to become a true community hub.  **Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase and install the solar panels for the School in Andakap, as well as additional supplies for the 157 students and 4 teachers.**  ***Donations can be made through the ticket button, all donations over $2 are tax deductible from the No Roads Expedition Foundation*** In PNG over 85% of the population live in rural areas and face complex geographical challenges in gaining access to improved forms of energy. Only 12% of the total population are connected to the main electricity grid.  “Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive.”  Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary General 2016)

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