If there’s ever a good reason to raise your heartrate, pulling on your runners to take action for reconciliation is the perfect opportunity.
The City will host a 5km Run for Reconciliation at Bibra Lake on 29 May to get behind the 2021 theme for National Reconciliation Week – ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’.
The City will also host an annual community Reconciliation Week flag raising ceremony followed by a free morning tea and dance performance by the Koolungas Kreate Dancers at 9.30 on Thursday, 27 May, at the City Admin building in Spearwood.
City of Cockburn Aboriginal Community Development Officer Kathleen Miller said everyone was welcome to get involved in the free events to support Reconciliation Week and the City’s ongoing efforts towards reconciliation.
“This year’s theme urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action,” Ms Miller said.
“The City is preparing to adopt its new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) this year, our third since 2011.
“The City is involved in the ongoing implementation of the RAP including progressing the Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre proposal, staff involvement in a pilot program called Let’s Talk About Racism with the City of Melville, appointing more Aboriginal employees and contractors, and formalising internal Welcome and Acknowledgement to Country proceedings.”
Participants in the Run for Reconciliation can run or walk the course from 7.45am on 29 May and a limited free breakfast will be available, with coffee for the first 120 people.
For catering purposes, RSVP your attendance by 21 May on the City’s website
. If you'd like a timed run, please register at parkrun.com.au
No RSVP is required for the flag free flag raising ceremony, morning tea and performance. For more information visit the City’s website here