Hills Harmony Picnic 2023 Highlights
Last Saturday 25 March the Adelaide Hills Council Community Centres in partnership with local community groups held the Hills Harmony Picnic in Federation Park at Gumeracha.
The Hills Harmony Picnic is part of our celebrations for Harmony Week. Harmony Week is an important day of cultural respect and a celebration of the diversity within the Adelaide Hills community.
Diversity is one of the great parts of living in Australia and we want to ensure the Adelaide Hills is a place where everyone belongs; where participation, cultural respect and religious diversity are valued to create a strong sense of belonging.
On Saturday 25th March, community groups volunteered their time to cater for and provide activities for approximately 200 attendees across the day.
Highlights from the day included:
- Kaurna leader and artist, Jack Buckskin performed a Welcome to Country and played the didgeridoo to open the event.
- Councillor Lucy Huxter welcomed attendees.
- Entertainment included: Andrew Nicol, Woodside Jams and African Soul.
- Reconciliation Working Group members Deanne and Lou ran a Yarning Circle
- Gumeracha Spinners and Weavers ran a demonstration throughout the day.
- There was origami making, rock and pot painting, henna and giant games.
- Food and drinks were prepared and served by the Torrens Valley Lions Club, Bahai Community and Gumeracha Community Association.