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Sunday
Oct122014

MASTERS GAMES ON GROOTE

 

Aged Care clients in Angurugu and Umbakumba were treated to something a little different last week, embarking on the inaugural Groote Aged Care Masters Games.

Conducted for the first time, Aged Care clients, their families and carers came together in Angurugu for an afternoon of games and activities. It was croquet, fishing line throwing and damper making for the ladies, and fishing line throwing, decorating and crafting of spears for the men. The elders set out the night before with Ian O'Malley to catch fish and mud-crabs, presented to the team in support of the event.

It was great to see clients, carers and family members enjoying the day, with every client who participated awarded a prize for giving it a go! Croquet on Groote - not something you see everyday!

Senator Nova Paris, indigenous Olympian, also attend the event along with East Arnhem President Banambi Wunungmurra and CEO John Japp. 

With all of the Angurugu Aged Care Clients attending the Masters games, and so many people in the community assisting including helpers from the Youth Sport and Rec team, the local vet, MJD, RJCP  and ALC, this truly was a community event.  Staff from the clinic and Police also came along for a visit, with all groups commenting how wonderful it was to see the community interacting and having fun. To hear the laugh of our clients was worthwhile enough!

The Masters Games would not have been possible without funding and support from Northern Territory Government's Seniors Week grant and the Andiliakwa Land Council. Their kind offer to supply food for over 100 people was greatly appreciated and we thank Mark Hewitt and the ALC for their support.

With the event a resounding success, we look forward to seeing it back on the calendar in 2015!

Thursday
Jul172014

Gapuwiyak 2014 National Indigenous Deadly Fun Run Champions

 

The East Arnhem communities of Galwin'ku and Gapuwiyak recently took part in the Indigenous Marathon Project's Deadly Fun Run Championships in Uluru.

It was an action packed (and freezing!) weekend with 60 Indigenous participants from various communities across Australia competing at the Championships over distances of 3km for Juniors and 5k for Seniors. 

Our teams from Gapuwiyak and Galiwin'ku represented our Region with great pride and were fierce competitors. Let these results speak for themselves:

Galiwin'ku

  • Women's 5km 1st & 3rd place
  • Girl's Youth 3km 2nd place

Gapuwiyak

  • Men's 5km 1st place
  • Men's Youth 3km 1st & 3rd place
  • Girl's Youth 3km 1st place

These oustanding performances saw Gapuwiyak crowned the 2014 National Indigenous Deadly Fun Run Overall Community Champions!

Our teams are extremely proud of these results and excited to take home the trophy! Training has already started to ensure we can defend our title at next year's event! A huge thank you to Vanessa, Atnas and Evelyna for their work in preparing our runners for this event. Onwards and upwards.

Tuesday
Jul082014

NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS - COUNCIL OFFICE CLOSURES

National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week Celebrations will continue to run this week through to Sunday 13 July. NAIDOC events will be held across Australia, celebrating the culture, history and achievements of Indigenous Australians. This year's NAIDOC theme honours all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of our country. The celebrations will recognise the role they have played in shapping our identity and gives us the chance to pause and reflect on their sacrifice. 

To mark NAIDOC Day celebrations, East Arnhem Regional Council offices will be closed on Friday 11 July and will reopen as per normal hours of operations on Monday 14 July.

Enjoy the celebrations held across the Territory!