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Wesley Mission celebrating NAIDOC Week in western Sydney

9 July 2018 Media releases

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The week is celebrated not just in our Indigenous communities but also in increasing number of government agencies, community organisations, local councils, workplaces, schools and sporting groups.

This year’s theme celebrates the essential role that women have played - and continue to play - as active and significant role models in the community, local, state and national levels.

Matt Harbisher, Aboriginal Youth and Family Coach with Wesley Mission’s Youth Hope program in Western Sydney said staff and clients will be joining in NAIDOC celebrations.

“Staff will be going to a number of NAIDOC events in Western Sydney,” Mr Harbisher said. “People will be able to take away brochures and information on the Wesley Brighter Futures and Wesley Youth Hope Programs.

“The Aboriginal staff from Wesley Brighter Futures and Wesley Youth Hope will be out connecting with our communities and networking to provide a better service for the clients we work alongside.

“This is the biggest week of the year for Aboriginal people and a celebration of our culture that keeps NAIDOC week growing and growing each year.

“Wesley Mission has stalls at Jamison Park NAIDOC Day, Ngallu Wal NAIDOC Day and also Blacktown NAIDOC Day.

“We will also be attending or bringing our clients and other Wesley Mission staff to many other NAIDOC Events in the community throughout the week, including. 

  • Monday 9 July: Emerton NAIDOC Luxford Road, Emerton 10:00AM-3:00PM
  • Tuesday 10 July: Blacktown NAIDOC Blacktown Showgrounds 11:00AM-4:00PM
  • Wednesday 11 July  at Ngallu Wal NAIDOC Bert Saunders Reserve, Doonside 10:00AM-3:00PM
  • Thursday 12 July at Mt Druitt (Baabayn) 252 Luxford Road, Emerton 10:00AM-3:00PM
  • Friday 13 July at Jamison Park NAIDOC Jamison Park, South Penrith 10:00AM-4:00PM