Lulla’s Children and Family Centre celebrating diversity

By Tara Whitsed

An event will be held at Shepparton’s Victoria Park Lake to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day tomorrow from 10am.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the day began in 1988 and is held on August 4 each year, co-ordinated by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Inc.

The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that community, culture and family play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Celebrating Our Children for 30 Years’ and the SNAICC website explained why it was so important to celebrate children.

‘‘Our children are the youngest people from the longest living culture in the world, with rich traditions, lore and customs that have been passed down from generation to generation,’’ it reads.

‘‘Our children are growing up strong with connection to family, community and country.

‘‘Our children are the centre of our families and the heart of our communities.

‘‘They are our future and the carriers of our story.’’

Lulla’s Children and Family Centre will host the Shepparton celebration at the All Abilities Park and Western Park at Victoria Park Lake tomorrow from 10am to 1pm. There will be activities for children, food and giveaways.