Acknowledging the contribution of grandparents

A Grandparents Day celebration will be held at the Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Centre in October. Photo supplied

A Grandparents Day celebration will be held at the Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Centre in October. Photo supplied

CELEBRATE the hard work of grandparents in the Highlands community in October.

The Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group has received funding to hold a Grandparents Day event on October 30.

Grandparents Day is a celebration and acknowledgement of the contribution grandparents make in helping their grandchildren in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

Activities will include Aboriginal storytelling, Didgeridoo playing and lessons, Indigenous games, face painting, arts and craft activities such as painting and weaving. 

There will be a barbecue lunch provided including bush tucker and drinks. 

Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group chairperson Kim Leever said in the Aboriginal community, there were many younger people who were grandparents and took a significant role in raising their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

“Through bringing grandparents together within the spirit of sharing and reconciliation the grandchildren will be shown that cultural diversity and sharing of culture, stories, food encourages intergenerational learning and highlights the importance of grandparents and older people who participate and contribute to their families and their local communities,” he said.

The event will run from 10am-4pm at the Wingecarribee Aboriginal and Cultural Centre located at 1A Rainbow Road, Mittagong.

It will be held in partnership with the Yamanda Aboriginal Association.

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