Long table lunch connects culture and community

Timmy Kelly (centre) with children at the long table lunch.
Timmy Kelly (centre) with children at the long table lunch.

CULTURE and food came together to celebrate unity at an Aboriginal-themed long table lunch in Coolbellup on Wednesday.

Connecting Community for Kids partnered with the City of Cockburn to help foster relationships within the local area and embrace different cultural practices.

Attendees brought to share a dish with a special meaning to their culture, got hands-on experience making damper, sampled native Aboriginal food and tried their hand at dot painting.

They were also treated to a special dance performance from cultural leader Timmy Kelly and cultural singing from community members.

Connecting Community for Kids partnership director Jane Miller said the lunches were free events held throughout the year, with a different culture showcased each time.

“With the aim of promoting diversity, community spirit and harmony, we are inviting anyone in the community to attend,” she said.

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