NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day

Bayside’s NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day is a free event where everyone can come together to learn about and celebrate the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Family Fun Day takes place at the new park in Guess Avenue, Wolli Creek which is also home to the largest mural in Bayside. This First Nation’s artwork highlights the significant Aboriginal heritage of Wolli Creek.

The day will include activities for the whole family to enjoy as well as performances and workshops by the Gamay Dancers and a pop-up library corner featuring Dreamtime stories. Visitors will also be able to take part in cultural workshops including weaving and shell art.

Lunch will be provided by Goanna Hut and later in the afternoon young people aged 12 – 25 will be able to take part in a basketball run in partnership with Basketball NSW

This free event has been made possible by funding from the Australian and NSW Governments.

Please register your attendance by emailing: admin.community.life@bayside.nsw.gov.au

Bayside Mayor Saravinovski said

“I hope you will join us for this NAIDOC Week celebration as we honour and recognise the rich culture, history, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Mayor Bill Saravinovski said.

“This is a great opportunity for Bayside families to enjoy a range of First Nations activities at a terrific local facility.”

Linda Burney, Minister for Indigenous Australians and Member for Barton said:

“NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate 65,000 years of culture and shared history.

“This Family Fun Day is an opportunity for local families to join in those celebrations.”

“The NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Keep The Fire Burning’ is about honouring the enduring strength and vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”

Event Details
Family Fun Day - Dharanggang Park Wolli Creek 
Thursday 11 July from 10am – 2pm
Please register your attendance by emailing: admin.community.life@bayside.nsw.gov.au

NAIDOC Event with Basketball NSW from 2pm
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Published on: Wed, 10/07/2024 - 16:29