Forbes closed off National Reconciliation Week last Thursday with a moving ceremony at Forbes Town Hall. The event was initially slated to take place at Lions Park, however inclement weather caused the event to move to the Forbes Town Hall.
National Reconciliation Week takes place from May 27 to June 3 every year and is all about closing the gap and connection and according to the Reconciliation Australia website, this week is a time for all Australians to learn about shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Yoorana Gunya, Binaal Billa, Benevolent Society, Marrabinya, Forbes Learning Ladder, Forbes TAFE, Forbes Arts Society and Catholic Care Women’s Group were also on hand at the event.
Formalities were led by Taylor Bliss who hosted the event while it also doubled as a fundraiser for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to raise vital funds for cancer research. For more information about National Reconciliation Week visit https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/