Celebration of community’s diversity on tap for awards
FINAL preparations are being made ahead of this year’s Reconciliation Walk at Mt Druitt on Saturday.
Event organiser Debbie Higgison-Bradley said the planning has not been without its hurdles.
“We are desperately trying to organise gazebos for the day, after the ones we usually borrow were damaged by the recent storms,” Ms Higgison-Bradley (pictured) said.
Despite this and the added pressure of the inaugural Reconciliation Awards, Ms HiggisonBradley said she was excited ahead of the event.
“I just love the day, I love the idea of everyone getting together and celebrating each other, no matter what their culture is,” she said.
“This is where the true Mt Druitt shines.”
The event will begin at 10.30am at Dawson Mall, with stalls and entertainment on offer.
Stalls will include Avon, candles, basket weaving lessons, gum leaf painting and face painting in traditional Aboriginal symbols.
At noon, the Reconciliation Walk will begin and be immediately followed by a concert featuring Mt Druitt’s Got Talent.
Ms Higgison-Bradley said five acts have already been locked in, and Aboriginal entertainer Gumarow Newman will MC.
Winners of the Reconciliation Awards will be decided today after nominations close.
For more information call Ms Higgison-Bradley on 0417 420 620.