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To mark National Reconciliation Week 2023, we had the privilege to hold a community event to share our commitment to Reconciliation with our supportive community, bringing everyone together to embrace this journey with openness, courage, and mindfulness, to grow from the challenges and build on the successes.

On Sunday, 4 June we held our Tweed community event at the Kingscliff Surf Club. Yesterday, despite the wet weather, our community Reconciliation Week event was an incredible success with over 500 people joining us! The focus of this event was to Walk on Country and to share Indigenous culture for Reconciliation Week. It was great to witness everyone coming together.

We were fortunate to have our very own Garry and his talented band performing on stage, creating a vibrant atmosphere that resonated with the spirit of unity and togetherness.

Our children’s rock painting activity was an absolute hit!  The little ones had a fantastic time learning about the significance of rock art in Indigenous culture and the Aboriginal art symbols.

Another highlight was our “Sea of Hands” community project, where everyone had the opportunity to contribute and create a powerful visual representation of unity and reconciliation. Each handprint was a symbol of solidarity and a commitment to building a brighter future together.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the schools that participated and the local organisations that contributed to making this event a reality.

As we wrap up this year’s event, we already look forward to next year’s Reconciliation Week with great anticipation. Until then, let’s continue to be voices for generations, celebrate diversity, and work towards a more inclusive and harmonious society.

A massive thank you to every organisation involved in making this community event so memorable.