Bridge walk to kickstart a big week of activities

South Western Times
The Koombana Bridge Walk will start from the Bunbury Power Boat Club on Saturday.
Camera IconThe Koombana Bridge Walk will start from the Bunbury Power Boat Club on Saturday.

Reconciliation Week from May 27 to June 3 invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and grow as a nation.

The theme of “Don’t Keep History A Mystery – Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered.

Bunbury plays host to a number of events for this year’s Reconciliation Week where the South West community can come together to experience indigenous culture.

The public is invited to join the walk that is held in support of Sorry Day.
Camera IconThe public is invited to join the walk that is held in support of Sorry Day.

This Saturday, members of the public are invited to cross Koombana Bridge and take the next step together in support of Sorry Day.

The bridge walk starts at the Bunbury Power Boat Club from 10.30am where participants are encouraged to bring banners and march along Koombana Drive to Bicentennial Square.

The walk finishes with guest speakers, hands activity and morning tea.

The events continue on June 1 at 6.30pm downstairs at Maker and Co for the Reconciliation Week Celebration and Changing Seasons.

People are asked to walk together with all Australians in harmony.
Camera IconPeople are asked to walk together with all Australians in harmony.

The evening features singing and spoken word performances from local Noongar performers including Kilara Bennell, Brodie Ryder, Cassie Jetta and Stephen Taylor with special guest Lynette Narkle.

Tickets include light refreshments and can be purchased from the Eventbrite website with all proceeds going towards Roelands.

The Mookaroo First Rains Community Festival on June 9 from 10am to 4pm at Belvidere on the Leschenault Peninsula ends the celebrations on a high.

The festival celebrated the new season with a range of cultural activities including guided bushwalks and talks, tool making, cultural face-painting, bush-tucker tasting, bush damper, billie tea, arts and bush-crafts, traditional weaving, dancing, music and much more.

For more information on Reconciliation Week in Bunbury, contact Karen Jetta by emailing karenjets1@gmail.com or Angelique Fransen on angelique.fransen@waitoc.com.

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