The KARI Unity Day is a free community event with the aim of bringing together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities in a day of celebration and sharing information. The 2016 Unity Day took place on Friday 22nd April at The Whitlam Centre, Liverpool. A total of 27 services and organisations within the area participated in the event, each managing a free information stall promoting its services available in the community.
Activities on the day included an NRL ‘pass the ball’ competition, a live reptile show presented by Reptiles Rule!, and rides for all ages including a jumping castle, dodgem cars, mini carousels and a giant slide. Kids had their faces transformed by face painters and were entertained by balloon artists and a roving magician.
Our traditional arts and crafts stations with sand art and mini boomerang decoration were also a hit. Overall, it was a fantastic day, which was reflected in the feedback from the community with many people stopping to thank staff in person, as well as on social media over the days that followed. We look forward to bringing the community Unity Day again in 2017!
By Lauren Drayton