Celebrate the achievements in our journey towards reconciliation by joining in the many activities planned to commemorate National Reconciliation Week on the Sunshine Coast from May 27 to June 3.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said this year’s National Reconciliation Week is of particular significance as it commemorates 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision.
“It is fitting for council to launch the new Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2019 during National Reconciliation Week which has the annual theme of ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Six years ago, Sunshine Coast Council was the first local government in Queensland to develop a Reconciliation Plan in partnership with Reconciliation Australia.
“We can be proud of our journey and our achievements in progressing reconciliation over this time.
“I encourage the community to get involved in the range of events planned throughout National Reconciliation Week.”
Get involved in National Reconciliation Week
Reflections on the 1967 referendum talks
Saturday, May 27, 2- 4pm
St Marks Community Hall, 7 Main Street, Buderim
Stories from Aurukun, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and more.
Entry by gold coin donation.
For more details, call Maggie from Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group on 0432 853 998.
Suncare, Recognise Coastal Walk
Sunday, May 28, 11am to 1.30pm
Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore (meet at the aquatic centre)
Enjoy a 3km community walk for Reconciliation. Activities include a Welcome to Country ceremony, traditional didgeridoo playing and dance by Gubbi Dance Troupe, sing-along, art display, children painting activities, free sausage sizzle and giveaways from stallholders.
For more details, call Liz from Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc. on 0412 416 284.
Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch
Monday, May 29, 9.30am
Caloundra Council Chambers courtyard
A flag raising ceremony and traditional performances to launch the new RAP. Free event followed by a morning tea in Caloundra Regional Gallery.
Coombuckar Creations short films
Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June
Various library locations and times across the Coast.
Sunshine Coast libraries present a selection of short Indigenous films to celebrate Reconciliation Week.
The films showcase Kerry Neil of the Gubbi Gubbi as he shares stories of the Sunshine Coast from Maroochy River and Mt Coolum, to the stunning Glass House Mountains and the traditional grinding stones of Landsborough. For times and locations visit council’s library website.
At Beerwah Library, people can also play the The Bridge Towards Reconciliation Game any time during National Reconciliation Week. Free and no bookings required.