From left to right – Uncle Greg, Toni Osaghae (Orchard Hills Service Manager), Uncle Wes and Cynthia Silvey (Guildford & Parramatta Service Manager).

Always Was, Always Will Be – Sunnyfield’s Western Sydney Hubs celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Sunnyfield recognises and celebrates that First Nations people have occupied and cared for Australia for over 65,000 years. Sunnyfield’s Western Sydney Community Services hubs celebrated the recent NAIDOC Week (9 – 15 November) through a commemorative activity program that embraced the rich culture of this country.

Sunnyfield celebratory NAIDOC Week Program

Each day, clients took part in an indigenous themed activity to better understand and appreciate other communities and cultures. The NAIDOC celebrations began with a traditional smoking ceremony and acknowledgement to our country at Sunnyfield’s Guildford and Orchard Hills Hubs.

Later in the week, Sunnyfield Blacktown and Kemps Creek Hubs put their aprons on for an indigenous cooking class, using native ingredients, herbs and spices and learnt different types of traditional meals.

To round off the celebrations, Sunnyfield’s St Mary’s, Blacktown and Guildford Hubs created indigenous artworks using the traditional style of dot painting. Client’s at St Mary’s Hub painted on boomerang’s to take home as a keepsake from the week.

Did you know you can trial our Western Sydney Community Services Hubs for free? For more information about Sunnyfield’s Western Sydney Community Services Hub, contact our friendly team today on T 1300 588 688 or E enquiries@sunnyfield.org.au

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