NAIDOC Week march, activities to go ahead with COVID restrictions

Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre's NAIDOC Week march and activities will go ahead at this stage. File photo.
Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre's NAIDOC Week march and activities will go ahead at this stage. File photo.

Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre's (CINC) NAIDOC Week activities, including the march down Kendal Street, is set to go ahead with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

CINC CEO Fran Stead said her team was excited to celebrate the occasion after last year's events were cancelled due to the pandemic.

"We feel it's really important for the community, we don't want that tradition to slip," she said.

"It is for the wider community, we should be coming together and we should be celebrating and Aboriginal people should be proud to be sharing that culture with the rest of the community.

"At this stage, everything is still in line with the Public Health Orders, we will be guided by that."

The week will kick off with a flag raising and ceremony at the Cowra World Peace Bell at 10am on Monday, July 5, followed by a short morning tea.

At 10.45am, community members are asked to assemble at Squire Park ahead of the march, which will start at 11am.

The march will conclude at River Park with a family fun day, which will be moved to Cowra PCYC in the case of wet weather.

All activities will operate under a strict COVID-19 Safety Plan and participants must wear masks, with disposable masks available on the day.

COVID marshals will also be on site and social distancing rules will be enforced.

Keep an eye on CINC's Facebook page for any updates or changes due to Public Health Orders.