An event to support Boys' Mental Health at the Ipswich Showgrounds with guest speaker Stephen Bradbury.
David Johnston from Local Ipswich News myself ‘Helping Support Minds’ plus an amazing committee have come together to put on International Men’s Day event to recognise and celebrate men from all walks of life and raise awareness around men’s physical and mental health. This event corresponds with International Men’s Day, and we intend to create a fun, friendly, family, day-out, and furthermore, provide a safe place for men and their children and families to bond and forget about the normal daily grind called "Life".
International Men’s Day is held on the 19th of November every year. Our ‘International Men’s Day Festival & Night Markets” event will be held the following day Saturday, 20th November 2021, 3.00pm till 9.00pm at the Ipswich Show Grounds.
Below is a list of some of the amazing events we are planning for the day, just to name a few:
• Wood Chopping
• Wood Crafters Shows
• Free Haircuts - this will be supported by my barbershop and 5 other barbershops throughout Ipswich
• Monster Truck - Subject to the Truck being back in Ipswich by the day of event
• Show & Shine Car show - Race Cars, Vintage Cars and Hot-Rods
• Local Bands x 6 over 2 stages rotating throughout the event
• Kids Farm
• Kids Jumping Castles
• Kids Arts and Crafts Display
• Kids Face Painting
• Beard & Moustache Competition - there will be a prize for Best Beard, Best Moustache to include Best Male, female, and children’s (drawn on for female and Children) this falls in line with Movember
• Young Veterans Assistance
• River Fishing Display
• Meat Smoking Competition
• Home Brew Pop-Up Bars
• Kick and pass the footy with an NRL player - we are hoping to get at least 3 footy players
• Camels - Army
• Food Trucks
• Portrait Artists
• Haka Dance
• The Number #1 Event of the day will be the International Men's Day Perpetual Shield Tug of War. The idea behind this event is to have our local services nominate teams from their industry such as, the Army, Air Force, Police, Fire Brigade, Ambo's, including a mix of everyday local men. The teams will participate in a number of rounds throughout the day until we arrive at the overall winning team. This will go on to become an Annual Event as part of the Festival for Men.
• And much more
All money raised on the day will go to our chosen.charities