NAIDOC Family Day proves popular
FUN DAY WAS ENJOYED BY ALL
Emerton Leisure Centre’s Koori Klub NAIDOC Family Day has been called a “great success” after more than 350 turned up for the event last week.
EMERTON Leisure Centre’s Koori Klub NAIDOC Family Day has been called a “great success” after more than 350 turned up for event last week.
The centre took celebrating our cultural diversity – in particular our indigenous heritage – to a whole new level, even enlisting the help of The X Factor 2014 finalist Shanell Dargan.
In keeping with the purpose of the day, community elder Uncle Wes Marne delivered the opening address, followed by an indigenous dance performed by The Pittman Dancers.
Families enjoyed a jumping castle, sausage sizzle, stalls and mega inflatables as well as workshops for the more sports-minded patrons. A Blacktown Council spokeswoman said the day was a complete success.
“The public enjoyed per- formances from the Pittman Dancers and Renegades of Munk with X Factor finalist Shanell Dargan wowing the crowd with her performance,” the spokeswoman said.
“Kids also took part in an AFL skills clinic provided by AFL NSW/ACT and enjoyed the mega inflatable jumping castles and face-painting.
“The day was a great success and provided the opportunity to experience indigenous culture through fun, interactive displays and performances.”
Duan Pittman of Mt Druitt demonstrates the didgeridoo at the NAIDOC Family Day.
... while 17-year-old Teagan Pittman teaches the Emu dance.
Mark Pittman teaches the kangaroo dance ...
Katie Marks, 5, of Doonside.
Chloe Ellard, 5, of Doonside.
Thelma Inong of Bradbury.
Koori Radio’s Eliza Delaney.