Hundreds celebrate culture
MORE than 500 people filled Redcliffe Park in Redcliffe to celebrate Naidoc Week on Tuesday.
With cultural displays, a face painting stall, bouncy castle, a Gymbus, clay figurine workshops, information and food stalls, live performers and much more, a spot of rain couldn’t keep crowds away from the event.
Organised by the Jacaranda Community Centre for some years, numbers were up from 2016’s celebration.
“The best part of the day was the community participation and their enjoyment of Aboriginal culture,” Jacaranda CEO Lyndsey Fitzgerald said.
“We’ve been running it for 17 years, with 16 at the Redcliffe Park.
“It gives community members and Jacaranda clients, whatever their situation, a chance to enjoy a community day together, and is great for getting a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and reconciliation in the community.
“Such a great community feeling.”
Locals enjoyed performances from Little Tear Drop Band, Isaiah and Brandon Walley Stack, and Madjitil Moorna Choir, along with MC Reno James.