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Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

August 22, 2017

After almost a year of planning, a group of Mamre teamies attended the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. Mamre had a stall at the festival where the team shared their knowledge, resources, and information about the NDIS.

The Festival itself is known as a meeting ground for the communities of Cape York. Many Aboriginal people regard this as a place where families meet, make new friends, and pass on family histories. Over 20 communities travel to Laura to dance and share Culture with one another. This year had record attendance with a massive 9,000 people attending the festival.

Our team chatted with many people who were interested in learning more about the NDIS. As well as how they and their family could take advantage of what it had to offer. Talking and connect with so many people was definitely one of the biggest highlights of the festival. The team was also very excited to have Cathy Freeman spot by the stall to chat.

Mamre also had a great stall spot which meant that the team could also enjoy the festival in between conversations. The whole team agreed that the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival is a must-see. Experiencing this amazing event with traditional dress, passionate dancing and the energy, spirit, and delight of everyone there was indescribable.

And last, but certainly not least, we just wanted to say a big thank you to the amazing team who make this possible. After almost a year of hard work and planning, the festival was an amazing success and could not have happened without their dedication.

 

For more information on the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, please click here.