Windaan has had a very busy NAIDOC week celebrating the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and nation.
On Sunday 8 July we attended Naru Surf Gathering at Park Beach, Coffs Harbour. This is the only NAIDOC surfing competition nationally and is held in loving memory of an influential local man by the name of Eric Mercy. Windaan had a great time at the beach, getting some sun and chatting with the community about our wonderful services.
On Tuesday 10 July we attended Galambila’s Family Fun Day. The event attracted approximately 200 people, a range of new and existing Galambila and Windaan clients, so a great opportunity to connect. There was plenty of cultural activities for the kids and Eddie Mercy our Disability Support Officer used some of the early therapy resources to put on a puppet show talking about healthy lifestyle choices and health issues for children.
On Wednesday 11 July we attended ‘Who You Gunna Call’ hosted by Mid North Coast Local Health District at Coffs Harbour Showground. This event attracted 500+ people and the community could engage with all the local service providers. There was a touch football competition and cultural events throughout the day.
Windaan’s Eddie Mercy, Disability Support Officer says “All week we’ve had such a great response from the community about our services. We also only receive only positive feedback about the Windaan branding, all the colours and the setup.”