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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week

Friday 26 May - Friday 2 June 2017

Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

The dates that bookend the week are significant milestones in the reconciliation journey.

As a part of National Reconciliation Week, the Glenelg Shire will be hosting various events throughout the community.

Please join us by attending one, or all, of the events as listed below.

The 2017 Program of Events in the Glenelg Shire

Symbolic walk & partnership yarns
A special event to celebrate and reflect on this year’s theme of National Reconciliation Week ‘let’s take the next steps’; the community is invited join Hiliary Saunders and other Aboriginal Elders in a symbolic walk across the Reg Saunder’s bridge (named after Hilary’s father who was the first Aboriginal Australian to be commissioned as an Australian Army officer). The walk flows into the Civic Hall for performances, presentations and lunch.

*The walk leaves from Portland Secondary College carpark at 10:30am.

Date: Friday 26 May, 2017
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Cost: Free however RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 22 May
Venue: Fawthrop Lagoon to Portland Civic Hall
Contact: phone 0466 532 722 or email emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au
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Narrawong Reconciliation Gathering
A relaxed family friendly event featuring local music, art and fine food.

Date: Friday 26 May 2017
Time: 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: $5.00 per person (soup and slice supper) RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 22 May
Venue: Narrawong Mechanics Hall
Contact: phone 0410745770 or email ds.swamp@hotkey.net.au
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South-West League Football game
Feel the footy passion and support your favourite green and gold team.

Heywood v Tyrendarra
Date: Saturday 27 May, 2017
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Heywood Football Oval
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Winda-mara Community Dinner
The Winda-marra Aboriginal Corporation opens its doors up to the community to share a delicious meal and good company.

Date: Wednesday 31 May, 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Cost: Free however RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 29 May
Venue: 21 Scott Street, Heywood
Contact: phone 5527 0000 or email reception@windamarra.com
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School activities
Local Aboriginal Language & Traditional Aboriginal Games (grade 5&6 students).

Date: Thursday 1 June, 2017
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Portland Civic Hall
Contact: phone 0466 532 722 or email emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au
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Free film screening of ‘Zach’s Ceremony’

Taking out this year’s Sydney Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, this is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary that celebrates the richness of Aboriginal culture and poses the enduring question, what does it mean to be a modern man and belong to the world’s oldest living culture? See the trailer here: http://www.zachsceremony.com/

*Light refreshments provided before screening.

Date: Friday 2 June, 2017
Time: refreshments served 6.00pm – 6.30pm, film screening 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Cost: Free however RSVP for catering purposes by Monday 29 May
Venue: Heywood Community Hall, 18 Edgar Street Heywood
Contact: phone 0466 532 722 or email emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au

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