I attended NAIDOC celebrations last Thursday when about 900 school children celebrated indigenous culture.
I also had the privilege of presenting the Forbes Senior and Forbes Junior Indigenous Person of the Year Awards respectively to Cath Bowden for her work to promote Wiradjuri culture and Matty Duke for his academic and sporting achievements.
This week also saw another great Forbes event when the NSW Small Winemakers Show got underway. The show fills a niche for small winemakers to showcase their product against their larger counterparts. Tonight the public tasting takes place at the Youth and Community Centre from 6:30pm. I’d encourage as many residents as possible to support the event and sample top wines from across NSW and the ACT.
Last weekend the Forbes Shire’s sporting talent was on display. I attended the Platypi vs Dubbo Roos game and it was great to see our boys overcome Dubbo. In not so good news the Forbes Magpies were unsuccessful in their clash with Parkes. Con gratulations to the Platypi and commiserations to the Magpies.
I also attended the junior soccer and junior netball grand finals. The manners of the children were truly a credit to the clubs and their families. The other thing that occurred to me while attending these events was how lucky we are to have such top quality sporting facilities in Forbes. They are a credit to our community and to our parks and gardens staff.
Forbes Shire Council