Yamba's Walk For Change a step in right direction

CLARENCE Valley Council has joined forces with the community support services organisation CRANES to host a reconciliation event at Yamba's rugby field, Lions Park on June 8.

Mayor Richie Williamson said the Walk for Change event was aimed at re-uniting local people and cultures and creating new pathways for change.

"Walk for Change has been inspired by the Reconciliation Walk across McFarlane Bridge at Maclean 13 years ago," Cr Williamson said.

"The walk was led by the late Aboriginal elder Allan Laurie - a victim of the stolen generation and one of many Clarence Valley legends."

The walk will start with a Welcome to Country at Yamba Public School at 9.30am.

Those taking part will then walk through the school grounds, across the pedestrian bridge to Yamba rugby oval where the activities and entertainment will include traditional indigenous games, footy drills, music, story-telling, drumming, juggling and dancing.



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