Our monthly event calendars give you the opportunity to plan ahead for our various events.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please feel free to contact us on events@bca.org.au or call on 1800 033 660.

December 2022 – January 2023

Thursday 1st December 7:30pm AEDT

BCA Conversations

Music Trivia

If you know a little bit about music and want to test your knowledge, join the music maestro Alan Bartlet for BCA Music quiz. Its always a lot of fun and there may even be a Christmas theme!

Saturday 3rd December

International Day for People Living with Disability

IDPwD is a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. Learn more here.

Saturday 3rd December 8:00pm AEDT

Trivia

Host: Graeme Innes

Topic: General Knowledge

Join popular host Graeme Innes for a night of trivia to celebrate IDPwD!

  • Join by phone by dialling 3 7018 2005 and using Meeting ID: 893 5512 3326
  • Passcode: 410605

Monday 5th December 8:00pm AEDT

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Webinar Series

Webinar 5: Networking and marketing in a sighted world

How do people who are blind or vision impaired effectively network and market their businesses?

Facilitated by Robyn McKenzie, we welcome Kristine Bell, Director of SparkIt Insights & Strategy, and May Chang of Agility Marketing, supporting small and large businesses to identify opportunities and build their brands. We also hear from Leah Sing, small business owner, who will offer a practical look at how networking and marketing in a sighted world can work for a person who is blind or vision impaired.

Tuesday 6th December 7:15pm AEDT

BCA Inform

Audio Description

Join us for the final BCA Inform for 2022 where we’ll be discussing the next steps in our campaign to expand Audio Description (AD) on television.

Audio Description (AD) gives verbal narration of important visual elements such as scenes, settings, actions, costumes, and on-screen text, so that people who are blind or vision impaired can enjoy equal access to programming and entertainment.

In a recent decision, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities found Australia has breached the rights of people who are blind and vision impaired by failing to meet its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The UN Committee has called on the Australian Government to identify and remove any barriers to accessing free-to-air tv for people with a disability.

At this session of BCA Inform we will discuss the UN decision, what we are already doing to engage with the government in response, and the next steps in our campaign.

You can register for the event here.

Wednesday 7th December 7:30pm AEDT

Music Group

The BCA Music group welcomes musicians of all levels. We talk about music, create music, and share our own experiences as performers. It’s a fun and friendly place to meet fellow musicians. 

Thursday 8th December 7:30pm AEDT

BCA Conversations

Emma Bennison

Former BCA CEO Emma Bennison returns to talk about life after BCA and what she is doing now.

Saturday 10th December 8:00pm AEDT

Trivia

Host: Ramona Mandy

Topic General Knowledge

Ramona is back for a night of general knowledge with Ramona’s rules  

Thursday 15th December 7:30pm AEDT

BCA Conversations

Meet Graeme Innes

Graeme Innes joins us to talk about his life and career as well as his new appointments.

Saturday 17th December 8:00pm AEDT

Trivia

Host: Michael Janes

Topic: General Knowledge

Monday 19th December 7:00pm AEDT

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Webinar Series 

Webinar 6: Value adding to your business and knowing your niche

We are excited to have Kristine Bell, Director of SparkIt Insights & Strategy, return as we wrap up our six-part series. Hosted again by Robyn McKenzie, Kristine and guest business owner, Ross McGregor, Musician, Songwriter, Producer and owner of Ross McGregor Music, will dive deeper into what it means to value add to your business and build customer relationships for ongoing success.

Holiday Break – BCA events will resume on 16th January

Monday 16th January 2023 – 7:30pm AEDT

Assistive Technology Group

Assistive Technology is very useful in our daily lives. However not everything is easy to navigate. Join and ask questions about your technology and how to get the best from it. 

Thursday 19th January 2023 – 7:30pm AEDT

BCA Conversations

Welcome Back

After a month long break BCA events are back in full swing in January 2023. Join Tim Haggis for an open chat about anything and everything.

Saturday 21st January 2023 – 8:00pm AEDT

Trivia

Host: Ramona Mandy

Topic:  General Knowledge

Monday 23rd January 2023 – 7:30pm AEDT

Acquired Sight Loss – Peer Support Group

Many BCA members have an acquired sight loss condition. This group is for members who would like to share their valuable knowledge about living life with acquired sight loss, and members who would like some advice on living life with an acquired sight loss condition. Join peer group leader, Martin Stewart, to share your story and gain valuable information.

Wednesday 25th January 2023 – 7:00pm AEDT

Gardening Group

Many of us enjoy a bit of time in the garden, it is therapeutic. It is even more fun if the plants you are growing are thriving. Join other BCA members who enjoy gardening to share ideas about plants, techniques or any else in the gardening process. 

Saturday 28th January 2023 – 2:00pm AEDT

Guitar Group

Whether you’re just picking up a guitar for the first time, or you have been playing for years, this group is for everyone! Peer group leader, Sean, is a great resource for guitar players of all levels, and enjoys sharing his knowledge. Come and connect with other members who share the same passion.

Saturday 28th January 2023 – 8:00pm AEDT

Trivia

Host: Michael Janes

Topic:  General Knowledge with an Australian theme