Reconciliation Week BBQ – Wednesday 28 May 2014

Just a reminder of our upcoming Reconciliation Week BBQ next Wednesday!

EVENT:                  RECONICLIATION WEEK COMMUNITY BBQ 2014

DATE:                    WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY 2014

VENUE:                  RIVERSIDE BOARDWALK

TIME:                    7.30AM

The set-up begins at 07:30am, please invite your clients to come along.

The Journey to Recognition comes to QLD

Be part of history when the Journey to Recognition comes through your town.

Recognise is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s Constitution and to remove racial discrimination from it. The Recognise campaign needs to build further support across the nation. To do this we are calling on Australians to join us as we travel the length and breadth of the country on the ‘Journey to Recognition’.

AFL legend Michael Long took the symbolic first steps of this journey on Sunday, 26 May 2013 in Melbourne. Since then, Journey participants have walked, cycled, driven and paddled over 17,000kms, visited more than 130 communities and involved more than 10,000 Australians along the way. After travelling through Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, this movement has grown to over 185,000 supporters.

The Journey will be weaving across Queensland in 3 stages this year travelling from the North to the South. We are now planning the trip through your region for August/September 2014. This stage will begin in Townsville ending in Rockhampton, visiting lots of communities in between including Mackay, Mount Isa, Normanton and more. 

To make the Journey a success we are looking to local organisations and community groups to lend their support by hosting or helping the Journey crew with a small local event/meeting. This could be organising a BBQ, community walk, showing us a local cultural site or inviting the Journey team for a cuppa. Check out some past events that might inspire you

If you would like to be involved, please email us with your town name to journey@recognise.org.au.

Journey to Recognition – QLD

Reconciliation Week BBQ Wednesday 28 May 2014

EVENT:                  RECONCILIATION WEEK COMMUNITY BBQ 2014

DATE:                    WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY 2014

VENUE:                  RIVERSIDE BOARD-WALK

TIME:                    7.30AM

Aaron Holt
Community Development Officer
1 Canning Street, ROCKHAMPTON Q 4700
Tel +61 7 4922 8056 | Mobile +61 (0) 427 049 885| Fax +61 7 4922 5439 | Email
aoholt@redcross.org.au
redcross.org.au

2013 Queensland Reconciliation Awards NOW OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS

Seeking your assistance in promoting the 2013 Queensland Reconciliation Awards throughout our communities and networks.

If you know of any outstanding Indigenous or non-Indigenous organisations, businesses, community organisations, educational institutions, projects and initiatives that are taking positive steps in advancing reconciliation in Queensland please encourage them to nominate.

There are four (4) categories offered:

· Business
· Education
· Community and
· Partnership

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY, 12 APRIL 2013.

Please find attached the guidelines and nomination form or you can visit the website at www.reconciliation.qld.gov.au

If you require more information please contact Ms Petra Nowak, Project Coordinator, Events Coordination on (07) 3224 6831 or by email at reconciliation.awards@premiers.qld.gov.au

Reconciliation Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

These awards recognise and reward businesses, community organisations, educational institutions and projects that are proactively contributing to reconciliation in our state. The awards program offers a total prize pool of $25,000 across five categories: Business, Education, Community Organisation, Partnership and an overall Premier’s Reconciliation Award.

Nominations close Friday, 12 April 2013.

For more information head to http://www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/awards/reconciliation-awards/