Day in the Dale: Our languages matter

The Armidale community will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the annual Day in the Dale.

The Armidale community will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the annual Day in the Dale.

The Armidale community will celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the annual Day in the Dale activities on Friday 1 September 2017.

A Day in the Dale is a part of Armidale’s NAIDOC celebrations. It is held in addition to the activity during NAIDOC Week in July but takes advantage of the warmer spring weather.

The theme for 2017 National NAIDOC celebrations is Our Languages Matter.

Armidale Regional Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer Cyril Green said it was important for all Australians to learn, share and participate in NAIDOC activities.

“A Day in the Dale is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s achievements and culture,” said Mr Green.

“It is also a day for some fun, food and entertainment!”

Itinerary

  • 10:00 - 10:25am Meet in Central Park
  • 10:30 - 11:00am street march to Council Administration Building
  • 11:05 - Welcome to Country
  • 11:10 - Council Representative Speech
  • 11:15 - NAIDOC Theme Speech, Flag Raising followed by Elders Morning Tea
  • 12:00 – 2.30pm – family activities at Curtis Park including entertainment by Terra Firma, traditional games and a BBQ
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