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Georges River Council invites you to celebrate NAIDOC Week, 3-10 July 2016

Posted 21 June 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Georges River Council Administrator John Raynerandnbsp;is encouraging all residents of the local area to take part in a number of activities hosted by Council to celebrate NAIDOC Week in 2016.Mr Rayner said NAIDOC Week is a chance for everyone to honour and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.andldquo;NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the contributions and accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,andrdquo; he said.andnbsp;andldquo;I encourage everyone to come along and help us celebrate this important week.andquot;andldquo;We have a series of great events taking place this week which is a great opportunity for everyone to learn and appreciate the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures that exist within the local area.andrdquo;Council will be hosting a number of activities on Tuesday 5 July at the Civic Theatre of the Hurstville Entertainment Centre to commemorate NAIDOC Week.Activities will include arts and crafts for children, a flag raising ceremony, traditional Aboriginal didgeridoo and dance performances and the launch of the book I am Aboriginal: this is my storyandhellip;On Monday 18 July, Council is also hosting a craft and story sharing event called andlsquo;Yarning Togetherandrsquo; with a local community elder at Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre.Hurstville Civic Theatre Event details:Date: Tuesday 5 July, 2016Where: Civic Theatre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, MacMahon Street, HurstvilleTime: 10.00am-1.00pmBookings essentialFor more information and bookings, please contact Councilandrsquo;s Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer Jamal Bassam on 9330 6069 or via email on jbassam@georgesriver.nsw.gov.auKogarah Library and Cultural Centre Event details:Date: Monday 18 July, 2016Where: Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre Community Art Space, Belgrave Street, KogarahTime: 10.30am-12.00pmBookings essentialandnbsp;For more information and bookings, please contact Councilandrsquo;s Community Development Team on 9330 9551 or email community.info@georgesriver.nsw.gov.auandnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp;andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; andnbsp; [ENDS]