I know Israel has been suggested for next years vf week, but a few people have also privately suggested Melbourne. We are thinking about holding it in late october, which is mid-spring in the southern hemisphere. How many folks would be interested in seeing this happen and would you prefer a countryside or beachside venue?
VF WEEK MELBOURNE
November 1 - November 7 2009
Venue - Various
Okay, so there are only 4 people who have confirmed that they are still coming:
and the regular MVS mofos
I think everyone can be billeted at this stage.
Here's a rough outline of what we plan to do:
Here's the latest update:
- World Vegan Day/strength demonstration/grip strength (rolling thunder, grippers, two hand pinch for the crowd to have a go throughout the day) - plush pizza in the evening
9.30am - armwrestling (st kilda)
12pm - lunch at Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery in city
2.30pm - rockclimbing at cliffhanger
5.00pm - basketball (location tbc)
- dinner at enlightened cuisine
10.00am - energising breakfast at soul food vegetarian cafe
12.00pm - strongman/woman (st kilda)
2.30pm- lunch at bowl of soul
Late arvo - MA class
Evening - hot dog eating contest (st kilda)
9.00am for 10.00am ish arrival - bike ride to las vegan (99% vegan cafe with killer calzones)
12.00am - 2.00pm - ride to Edwardes park for athletics (long jump, triple jump, discus, shotput) (reservoir)
2.30pm - ride to preston to grab some vegan pies, donuts and other greasy foods from la panella and tabet's bakery.
- Take train or ride, depending on how you feel, back to base for recuperation before an evening of pie fueled karaoke.
- Eat at Lord of the fries.
8.30am - scenic drive with possibility of dip into ice cold bay and eating
12.00pm - 4.00pm - bushwalking at arthurs seat state park
5.00pm - 7.30pm - mineral springs http://www.peninsulahotsprings.com/
8.00pm - 10.30pm - head back to base
Friday 6th: Recovery day
10.30am - lawn bowls or bocce
12.00pm mini golf
2.00pm - 5.30pm - twister or whatever people want to do (powerlifting olympic lifting)
7.30pm - dinner at shakahari (melbourne's oldest vegetarian restaurant)
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet up with possibly the strongest/coolest group of vegans in the southern hemisphere, so don't miss it.
"When you are born, you are set forth to die. The fact that you live or don't live between these two dates depends solely upon your own will, opportunities and desires. The weight exerciser, of course, indicates that he chooses to live." Joseph Curtis Hise