Indigenous elders celebrate Seniors Week at UWS Hawkesbury

Date: 12/03/2009

The Carwoola Council of Elders will hold its tenth annual seafood luncheon at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury campus this weekend.

As part of NSW Seniors Week, the event is an opportunity for local and regional Indigenous elders to gather together for 'Yarn Up' sessions which will be held on a continual basis throughout the weekend.

Highlights of the weekend will include:

* An official 'Welcome to Country' by Uncle Greg Sims
* Light entertainment by MC Shaun Choolburra
* A performance by the Col Hardy Country Travelling Show Band
* A dance performance by the NYARDI dancers
* A cultural dance by the Badanami Allowah Dancers from Windsor High School

Professor Michael McDaniel, Dean of Indigenous Education at UWS, will address the guests of the lunch function on Sunday 15 March, 2009.

A mini Olympics will also take place on Saturday afternoon, providing participants with an opportunity to take part in physical activity whilst having fun at the same time.

Access to information about a number of health services will also be available, such as Australian Hearing, NSW Health and Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

The Carwoola Council of Elders formed in January 1999 and was later incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act. Their role has been to support Aboriginal people who wish to provide, pursue and protect Aboriginal culture, heritage, lore, laws, spirituality, ceremonies, standards and values.

WHAT: The Carwoola Council of Elders Seafood Luncheon
WHEN: Saturday 14 March, 10:00am - until 3.00pm. Sunday 15 March, 10:00am - 2.30pm.
WHERE: UWS Hawkesbury Campus

For more information, or to obtain a program, please contact the Carwoola Council of Elders directly on (02) 4647 9546.



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