Countdown to Goompi NAIDOC Community Day on North Stradbroke Island

MUSIC: Activities at the event will include traditional music and dance performances.
MUSIC: Activities at the event will include traditional music and dance performances.

THE Goompi NAIDOC Community day to showcase the culture, community role and pride of Minjerribah's Traditional Owners, the Quandamooka people will be on Friday, July 19.

The event is held on Ron Stark Oval at Goompi (Dunwich) on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

The event is part NAIDOC Week celebrations which are held across Australia in July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Organising committee chairwoman Tia Kaden said the event was one of Minjerribah's major NAIDOC celebrations.

EVENT: The Goompi NAIDOC Community day will be on July 19.

EVENT: The Goompi NAIDOC Community day will be on July 19.

"It is a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate our achievements and instill pride among our youth about their culture," Ms Kaden said.

"The day also invites visitors to experience a unique first-hand experience of the Quandamooka people's culture."

The organising committee expected more than 400 people, mostly school children from Straddie and the Redlands, to attend.

Minjerribah musician Georgia Corowa will perform her soulful melodies - crossing gospel with folk and allowing her to tell stories from the past and present - throughout the day.

FREE: The event is on from 10am to 2pm and entry is free.

FREE: The event is on from 10am to 2pm and entry is free.

Activities include Welcome to Country, traditional dance, cultural presentations and displays, arts and crafts.

There will be local food vendors and celebrity ambassadors in attendance.

The event is from 10am to 2pm. Entry is free.

The Ron Stark Oval, 1 Junner Street, Dunwich is a short walk from the Stradbroke Ferry terminal.

For more information visit goompinaidoc.com or phone the Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health on 3409 9596.