Update: Wellah Weekend cancelled due to COVID-19
Your health and wellbeing will always be our number one priority and both Spark Health and the EJ Whitten Foundation care enormously about you, your families and your Community.
In response to the COVID-19 (Caronavirus) outbreak across the country we have sadly had to make the decision to cancel the upcoming Wellah Weekend. As disappointing as this is, we know that this is the right thing to do to ensure that we are doing our bit to reduce the risk of Caronavirus spreading further and quicker than it currently is.
Like you, we’ve been looking forward to the Wellah Weekend for ages and Ted Whitten Jnr has a message for all the Wellah Weekend Legends:
“Our first Wellah Weekend held in 2019 was a fantastic camp learning about healthy behaviours and bonding together through sharing stories and experiences with one another. Being accepted into the Wellah Community was a highlight for me. I’m really sorry we won’t be able to come together again this weekend but your health and that of your Community is a priority. Stay positive, look after your health and I look forward to staying connected.” – Ted Whitten Junior
For now, we are working on creative ways to still hang out in the future. Make sure you’re linked in to the Wellah Weekend Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/WellahWeekendFellas) to stay connected, especially at this time. We’ll post updates here about future opportunities to get together.
While you’re taking some time away from work and other social events and activities, you might like to check out our websites and YouTube Channels below:
Spark Health Social Media
YouTube Channel: click here
EJ Whitten Foundation Social Media
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/EJWhittenFound
Let’s stay in touch with each other, be kind and look out for those around us. We’ll see you soon, one way or another!
Wellah Weekend is back for 2020!
- Friday 20th March (5pm) to Sunday 22nd March (3pm)
- Lady Northcote YMCA, Glenmore, Victoria, 1273 Glenmore Rd, Glenmore VIC 3340
- All meals, and activities are supplied at Wellah Weekend. Please bring a blanket and a pillow.
- Wellah Weekend is a drug and alcohol free event.
- Don't be worried about your fitness! It doesn't matter if you're just starting out or running marathons - Wellah has got you covered!
A Wellah Weekend is the most fun you will ever have shaking up your lifestyle!
Wellah Weekend coordinates some of the best facilitators in Aboriginal Health and Well-being from around the state to create an action packed agenda to fuel the mind, body and spirit.
Working for Merch!
Clothing the Gap X Steve Ulula Parker
Every Wellah Fella that joins us on the 2020 Wellah Weekend will be receiving one of these limited edition Clothing The Gap Tee's featuring artwork by Steve Parker.
Steve is a proud Indigenous man with ties to the Yorta Yorta, Erub and BoonWurrung. Steve shares the meaning of his work, titled 'Wellah Fellas':
"This artwork reflects Indigenous men’s journey across Victoria and around Nairm (Port Phillip Bay) to the Wellah Fella’s Djambana (gathering). The Guyeem (Kangaroo) prints connect and track the men’s journey back to their own Country, carrying with them the health and well-being messages from the Wellah Weekend."
Thanks for creating a beautiful piece for our Wellah Fella's Steve! We can't wait to see heaps of legends reppin' them.
Wellah Weekend participants experience:
For more information about the Wellah Weekend, please contact Sarah:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 0437584123
EJ Whitten Foundation acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.