NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day: Metro North Caboolture

9 July 2019

NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day: Metro North Caboolture

More than 1,500 people joined in a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and community at the annual Metro North Caboolture NAIDOC family fun day on Tuesday, July 9 2019. 

Professional athlete and mental health advocate Joe Williams joined Caboolture Hospital staff, patients and members of the local community for the day that is part of national NAIDOC Week Celebrations (7-14 July).

Youpla Ambassador Jamal Idris (left), standing with professional athlete and mental health advocate Joe Williams (right)

A highlight of the day was the formal unveiling of Metro North’s Better Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2019-2022.

The family fun day at St Columban’s College is fast becoming the biggest NAIDOC Week celebration of the north side of Brisbane. It featured a Welcome to Country from the Kabi Kabi group, tradition dancing, art and cultural workshops, information stalls from the community organisations and government departments, activities and a free barbecue lunch.

Youpla attended the event as a stallholder and enjoyed the opportunity to meet directly with community members.

Youpla Ambassador Alana Simon sitting with Mr. Horace Nagalaig Nona
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