Highlanders host Grandparents Day event

ACKNOWLEDGING ACHIEVEMENTS:  A Grandparents Day celebration will be held in the Highlands to acknowledge the contribution grandparents make in the community.

ACKNOWLEDGING ACHIEVEMENTS: A Grandparents Day celebration will be held in the Highlands to acknowledge the contribution grandparents make in the community.

THE Highlands will celebrate grandparents on October 30. 

Grandparents Day acknowledges the contributions grandparents and older people make to their families and communities.  

This is especially significant in Aboriginal families where younger grandparents taking a significant role in raising their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be plenty to do at the Aboriginal Community and Cultural Centre.

The event will be hosted will be hosted by the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group in partnership with the Yamanda Aboriginal Association.

It will be a day to celebrate all the great things grandparents and seniors in the Highlands have done and continue to do.

From 10am to 4pm there will be plenty of activities including Aboriginal storytelling, Didgeridoo playing, Indigenous games, face painting, arts and craft activities and history talks.  

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

These cultural activities will be an opportunity for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal grandparents to have their grandchildren interact and learn about cultural diversity.

The Aboriginal Community and Cultural Centre is located at 1A Rainbow Road, Mittagong.

The NSW Government created NSW Grandparents Day in 2011 to celebrate the unique role grandparents and seniors play in the community, and provide them with opportunities to remain active and socially connected.

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