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Cultural Connections Celebrations

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June 21, 2017

Yarrawonga Health’s Operational Director for Community Services Stephanie Kennedy with Many Mobs member Sarah Hill are excited about the events planned for the Cultural Connections Day.

Yarrawonga Health, together with Many Mobs, is proud to present the inaugural Yarrawonga Mulwala Cultural Connections Day on Wednesday, June 28.

The event will start at 10am with a walk across the Lake Mulwala traffic bridge followed by an official Smoking Ceremony at Yarrawonga Health as well as an unveiling of artwork.

Yarrawonga Health’s Operational Director for Community Services Stephanie Kennedy said the aim of the day was to mark a celebration of cultural connection, to share traditional culture and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing within the local community.

“Yarrawonga Health is committed to strengthening the health and capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to promote and provide a welcoming environment for all,” Stephanie said.

“We are truly excited about partnering with the Many Mobs group for the Cultural Connections celebration, inspired by NAIDOC Week, and look forward to working with them in the future.”

The day is a co-production between Yarrawonga Health and the Many Mobs group which was founded in July 2016.

Many Mobs meets fortnightly with the aim to share culture and stories and welcome people of all mobs to the meetings.

Sarah Hill, founding member of Many Mobs, will be speaking at the event which will also showcase the Bangarang Cultural Dancers and a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony from Uncle Freddie Dowling and Uncle Sonny Cooper.

“Yarrawonga Health would like to invite the whole community to join the walk across the bridge beginning at 10am from the sand hills end (Miss Ross Hill) of the bridge and attend the official Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at Yarrawonga Health beginning at 11am,” Stephanie said.

“A light lunch will be provided afterward.”

For more information please contact Yarrawonga Health on 5743 8520 or Sarah Hill on 0487 612 976.

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