Plenty of ways to celebrate NAIDOC Week

THERE'S no shortage of NAIDOC Week events across Blacktown City this week.

Festivities began on Saturday with a family fun day at Blacktown Showground and continue over the next few days with events in Riverstone and Emerton.

There will be live music, dance performances, cultural games, footy competition and a Koori awards ceremony tomorrow (July 9), 10am-3pm, at the corner of Park and Pitt streets, Riverstone.

WentWest will run an Aboriginal health pit stop at tomorrow's event to promote its Close the Gap programs.

Aboriginal health manager Jamie Matthews urged people to find out what services are available.

"My team and I have been working closely with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to achieve better health outcomes for our region," Mr Matthews said.

"We are very proud of the holistic approach we take to caring for each of our clients' unique needs."

There will be no school holiday boredom at tomorrow's NAIDOC Fun Day at Emerton Youth Recreation Centre.

There will be battlefield sports and survivor games, sumo suit wrestling, sculpture and boomerang painting and more.

The fun continues on Thursday at Emerton Leisure Centre, 11.30am-3.30pm, with Aboriginal art workshops, information stalls, traditional indigenous performances, rides, program displays, games and a jumping castle.

All events include a free barbecue.


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