14th annual Bridge Walk scheduled for May 26th

14th May 2024

ANTaR Armidale has announced its 14th
annual Armidale Bridge Walk, which will take place at 12 noon on Sunday May 26th. Held during or close to National Reconciliation Week, the walk commemorates the Sydney Bridge Walk held in 2000 when 300,000 people walked across the Harbour Bridge and “Sorry” was written across the sky.
The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is Now More than Ever: a reminder that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue.
“Each year Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people walk together across Stephen’s Bridge, do a circuit of the park and then gather to listen to short speeches and enjoy Aboriginal entertainment. It is a great opportunity to meet and chat with friends, old and new, enjoy the entertainment and have lunch together,” said ANTaR Convenor Diana Eades.
“This year we are thrilled to again feature local Aboriginal dancer and didgeridoo player Bob Blair, who works at the Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place. An exciting addition to the entertainment this year will be popular musical trio Garlu Gindari (Kathy Kelly, Des Ahoy and Brian Zambrowski).
The Bridge Walk has become a popular outing for the community – everyone is invited and is welcome to come along and enjoy this friendly, fun, free event. Meet at the picnic area near the Visitor Information Centre, on the corner of Dumaresq and Marsh Streets. Sausages, curry and fruit will be provided.
For further information contact: Diana Eades Diana.Eades@une.edu.au, 0458 751 178