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IWC to host Block Party celebration

IWC NAIDOC Block Party
The IWC will celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024 with a free community Block Party at Boreham Park on 3 July and a special luncheon honouring First Nation Elders on 11 July.

Bundaberg is set to come alive with the spirit of NAIDOC Week as the IWC hosts the NAIDOC 2024 Block Party at Boreham Park on 3 July.

The free community event will celebrate the rich culture and achievements of First Nation peoples and promises an immersive cultural experience filled with music, demonstrations, free food, children's activities and more.  

Everyone from all walks of life are invited to join in the festivities with a variety of cultural activities, including traditional clap stick painting, storytelling sessions and interactive demonstrations highlighting the traditions and practices of First Nations people.

Local musician Lachlan Grant, will provide a lively soundtrack, ensuring an atmosphere of celebration and unity.  

Children will have a special treat with clap stick painting organised by Bears and Books, a beloved local childcare centre known for engaging and educational programs.

Southern Cross Family Daycare will also be there, ensuring the little ones can look forward to a fun-filled day of games, crafts and stories that highlight the importance of First Nations culture and history. 

In addition to the Block Party, NAIDOC Week in Bundaberg will honour our First Nation Elders with a special luncheon at HSG at the Gardens on 11 July.

This event will feature a fire-cooked meal inspired by native ingredients, prepared by renowned local chef, Dion Taylor.

The luncheon will provide an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the wisdom, resilience and contributions of Elders, with live entertainment adding to the festive ambience. 

The IWC's Home Care Manager Ashley Pollitt said they were excited to host both events to celebrate the deep cultural connection of First Nations people.

“These events are designed to foster community spirit, respect, and understanding, bringing people together to honour the traditions and stories that have shaped our nation,” Ashley said.  

The NAIDOC 2024 Block Party and Elders Luncheon are free to attend, but RSVP is required for the luncheon to ensure all Elders are accommodated.

For more information and to RSVP contact the IWC Home Care on 1300 492 492 and select option five. 

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2 COMMENTS

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  1. Is the Block Party still on please?
    I rang last week to book 3 for the Elders luncheon and was told I would be contacted. Still waiting.
    Sylvia McNamara 0400357195
    Eve Balle
    Joan Peat

  2. Hi Sylvia, it is our understanding the IWC Block Party will go ahead. For further information phone IWC on 1300 492 492.

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