Hun­dreds cel­e­brate cul­ture

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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