2013 SA NAIDOC Week Events On Friday 12th July, the Annual SA NAIDOC March took place from Victoria Square and proceeded down to the Torrens Parade Grounds where inspite of inclement weather a huge crowd turned out for the celebrations. Aboriginal Elders and Youth led the crowd to the Parade Grounds where they joined the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation the Honourable Ian Hunter and the Leader of the Opposition Mr. Steven Marshall to address the crowd on arrival.
The Family Fun Day at the Torrens Parade Grounds was a great success with Government, non-government and community organisations promoted their programs and services from their stalls & free food and entertainment kept the 1000+ crowd entertained. The Family Fun Day was officiated by NAIDOC Ambassadors Patricia Waria Reed, David Rathman and the lead performer for the Binnanendi Traditional Dance Group Robert Taylor.
Performers such as Bec Gollan, Binnanendi Traditional Dance Group, Kurruru Dancers, Matty Johnson, Big sexy and beatboxer Kai Ellis performed throughout the day.
The annual Gala Ball was held in the Grand Ballroom at the Adelaide Hilton International Hotel on Saturday night, where Superstar Casey Donovan headlined the night’s entertainment. Supporting performers at the ball were local artists and favourites Nancy Bates & Allan Sumner, Warren Milera Band and Tony Minniecon Band. The charismatic Master of Ceremonies was Paul Vandenberg alongside SA NAIDOC Ambassador David Rathman. The night was a huge success and a great end to a fantastic week.
Join us in 2014 for another fantastic year. Check out our facebook page for updates!