The Central Coast NAIDOC Community Day returns this year after organisers were forced to cancel the popular event for the past two years because of COVID-19.
Central Coast Local Health District’s Nunyara Aboriginal Health Unit will host the free, family event at The Entertainment Grounds at Gosford Racecourse on Tuesday, July 5, from 10am.
District Aboriginal Health Manager, Steve Ella, said the team was extremely excited for the event to be back on and for everyone to be able to come together again and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
“In the past the community has always been really supportive of this important day, so we look forward to welcoming everyone back,” Ella said.
He said there would be activities and attractions for all ages on offer including: a Health Check Hall, where free health screening and advice will be available, with a free shirt for those who do all the checks available.
There will also be an Elders’ Precinct – a safe space for Elders and a Community and Health Precinct – information on local community services.
A Children’s Precinct will feature fun activities for all ages and there will be Koori Entertainment with a variety of dancers, singers and other performers.
A free barbecue will be available for everyone who attends.
Ella said the Heath Check Hall was always a popular attraction on the day, providing free screening and advice for health concerns such as diabetes, kidney, heart and lung health.
“These health checks are so important because if we are able to pick up chronic disease at the onset, then early intervention can prevent it progressing and lead to better outcomes,” he said.
“The NAIDOC Community Day is a great event to bring your family to.
“There is something to appeal to all age groups.
“The crowd always has a great time enjoying the amazing cultural music and dance performances on offer and the children love the kids’ precinct which includes things like face painting, jumping castles, rock climbing and even a petting zoo.
“Most things are undercover so the event will go ahead rain, hail or shine.”
For more information about the Central Coast NAIDOC Community Day contact Nunyara on 4320 2698.
You can stay up to date about the event by following the Nunyara Aboriginal Health Facebook page.
Media release, Jun 21
Central Coast Local Health District