Reconciliation Week Celebrations
As part of National Reconciliation Week, all of the Robinvale community were welcomed to attend a number of free events to commemorate significant milestones in the reconciliation journey.
On Thursday 30th May 2019, renowned journalist and commentator Stan Grant was in Robinvale specifically for Reconciliation Week and spoke to a large number of local people at the community centre. Stan spoke of Australia’s shared history, its shared story and the hope for a just and united future that is grounded in truth, the theme for 2019.
Friday 31st May 2019 Reconciliation Week was celebrated with a dual sponsored Lunch (MVAC and RDHS) together with members of our community at MVAC, with a deliciously cooked BBQ lunch and activities for all to enjoy.
The Lunch was officially opened by Aunty Rose Kirby who started the event with a Welcome to Country, which ensures all present are made to feel a part of the proceedings. Mara Richards (CEO) and Jack Dang (Board Director, RDHS) attended on behalf of RDHS with Jack providing an Acknowledgement to Country and warm welcome to the lunch and for the opportunity to meet with each other.
Darryl Singh concluded the welcoming proceedings with a haunting and stirring performance with his Didgeridoo.
Approximately 60 plus people were in attendance and the feeling of the room was as “one” which was the objective of the day and for the future!