NAIDOC Day at Whalan with Penrith FCS and Youth teams

A little rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Whalan community as they came together on Darug land last Friday to celebrate the rich history and culture of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in this year’s NAIDOC festivities. This year’s theme of ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ encourages us to champion positive change in a cooperative way.
Everyone was in high spirits as families were treated to various activities like laser tag, petting zoo, canvas painting, airbrush tattoo, and Dodgem cars. It was a delight to watch kids learning to play the Didgeridoo and witness a traditional smoking ceremony, followed by Aboriginal dance with music performances from local youngsters. What a beautiful way to celebrate through music, food, art and dance!

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