City supports weeklong NAIDOC Celebrations

Published on Thursday, 30 June 2022 at 9:00:00 AM

This year’s NAIDOC celebrations will feature a whole lot of family fun and entertainment thanks to funding support from the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and other local agencies.

The City has been working closely with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder NAIDOC Committee to support planning for the NAIDOC Opening Ceremony, Street Parade and Youth Ball.

The NAIDOC Opening Ceremony will be held on Sunday 3 July, from 10am to 3pm at Centennial Park. The free event will feature a range of food stalls and entertainment including performances from local artists.

This year, the City has installed three new flag poles beside the Soundshell to ensure the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags are all raised in unison. These were previously located around the park.

The NAIDOC Parade will take place on Monday 4 July at 10.30am from the top end of Hannan Street. Followed by a BBQ lunch and activities at the Lord Forrest Precinct.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor, John Bowler said City staff have shown great enthusiasm in attending the NAIDOC Parade and other NAIDOC events, in support of this year’s theme Get up, Stand up and Show up.

“There is a fantastic schedule planned for this year’s celebrations and the City is proud to support these important events in our City”.

“The NAIDOC Committee have made a great effort in ensuring there are events for everyone to enjoy I encourage the whole community come along and support”.

“I’m told the Youth NAIDOC Ball is very popular amongst youth aged 12-17, and it’s fantastic that this could be provided as a free event,” he said. 

NAIDOC Committee Chairperson Raylene Cooper said the City’s generous assistance helps enhance the activities available during the week, including popular activities for families.

“The City’s support is appreciated by the Committee and have been well received by the community,” she said.

“The funding allows us as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share our culture with the wider community and for them to join with us,” she said.

For more information on the NAIDOC Week celebrations, the community are encouraged to contact this year’s Kalgoorlie-Boulder NAIDOC Week Committee.

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