Guyra Family Day brings community together

15th Nov 2022

This Friday there will be fun to be had at the Guyra Family Day, being celebrated at the Guyra Community Hall, with the local community and schools invited to enjoy the music, dancing and lunch together.
Armidale Regional Council collaborated with the Guyra Local Aboriginal Land Council to host this event on Friday 18 November as part of NAIDOC Week 2022 which has as its theme, Get up! Stand Up! Show Up!
The day will showcase and highlight the local Aboriginal community through songs, traditional dance and music from local and well known band Terra Firma.
Armidale Regional Council Mayor, Sam Coupland, said he is pleased that such an important day for the community will be going ahead after being postponed.
“We hope that everyone really enjoys the day. It’s the special days like this give the wider community a greater understanding of Aboriginal people and their cultural beliefs,” said Mayor Coupland.
The day begins at 10am with a Welcome to Country and will conclude at 1pm. Local school students are invited to take part in traditional games and performances, including an open mic for anyone who would like to get up and share a song or performance. A free BBQ will be provided and cutting of a NAIDOC themed cake will take place.
This event has been funded by grants from NSW Aboriginal Affairs and Guyra Local Aboriginal Land Council.