Cel­e­bra­tion of com­mu­nity’s di­ver­sity on tap for awards

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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.

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