Celebrate our journey at National Reconciliation Week events

Published:

NOTE: This article is older than 12 months
Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture 2016.

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.

 
Community Festivals & Events Indigenous & Heritage Lifestyle Sunshine Coast Council
Social:   

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Tune in to Toddler Tuesday to brighten your day 28 May 2020 | Due to restrictions surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Sunshine Coast Council Libraries have created an online Toddler Tuesday program to provide families with young children literacy resources that are... More information...
Eighty local projects boosted by $515k of community grant funding 28 May 2020 | Nambour Men’s Shed, Maleny & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Maroochy Sailing Club and Glasshouse Hinterland Australian Football Club are just some of the dedicated community groups poised to start... More information...
Councillors vote to place wage increases on hold 28 May 2020 | Sunshine Coast Councillors have unanimously agreed to not accept a 2% wage increase proposed by the Local Government Remuneration Commission. More information...
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 judge announced 27 May 2020 | High profile and experienced gallery director Tracy Cooper-Lavery will judge the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 when it opens to the public in October. More information...
Planning and Environment Court approves Yaroomba Beach proposal 26 May 2020 | The Planning and Environment Court has delivered its judgment on the appeals relating to Council’s development decision approving with conditions, the application for the Yaroomba Beach Master Plan, which will... More information...
We’re in this together during National Reconciliation Week 26 May 2020 | Sunshine Coast residents are being encouraged to proudly don their First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) attire and show their online support during National Reconciliation Week (NRW) from 27 May... More information...
Community survey launched – win an Apple iPad! 25 May 2020 | Sunshine Coast Council has today launched its Community Engagement Survey to better understand what makes residents click and how council can best engage with them online. More information...
Funding for the Sunshine Coast arts sector sees creativity shine 22 May 2020 | Music, theatre, literature, visual art, screen and performance projects all featured in another highly competitive Regional Arts Development Fund grant round, where 22 creative projects were awarded a share of... More information...
Council venue becomes pop-up PPE factory during pandemic 14 May 2020 | The Sunshine Coast’s renowned sense of community spirit has flourished during the COVID-19 pandemic and we have seen that in abundance through initiatives like volunteers producing more than 1000 medical-grade... More information...
Sunshine Coast Council Libraries preparing to re-open 18 May 2020 | Sunshine Coast Council Libraries will re-open doors to a limited number of customers at any one time from Monday May 25, 2020 following the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service