What's on this week: November 6-12, 2020

NAIDOC Week celebrations, a skate park competition, a business breakfast and more.

A walk across the old road bridge on Monday will be among the highlights of NAIDOC Week in Murray Bridge. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge.

“Always was, always will be.”

As well as being a slogan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land rights, it’s the theme for NAIDOC Week this year, which begins on Sunday.

The annual celebration of Australia’s first peoples, including the Ngarrindjeri who have lived in the Murraylands for tens of thousands of years, was postponed in July due to COVID-19.

The delay will allow all the usual events to go ahead in our region, including a mass walk across Murray Bridge’s old road bridge on Monday morning and an awards ceremony that will follow.

  • More information: Call Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service on 1800 023 846, the Murray Bridge council on 8539 1100 or the Coorong council on 1300 785 277, or visit www.naidoc.org.au.

Friday

Fire safety and prevention information: 11am-3pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Country Fire Service ambassador Smokey the koala and Rural City of Murray Bridge compliance officers share information on staying safe during fire danger season.

Speed off the Street: 5-8pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Casual driving on the world’s best circuit, not a race, maximum speed 160 kilometres per hour.

Saturday

Skate Park League: 11am-4pm at Murray Bridge Skate Park, Sturt Reserve. Scooter, BMX and skateboard competition for anyone aged five and up, with opportunities for progression through YMCA's national talent pathway, raffle.

Roll racing: SOLD OUT.

SA Sprintcars Club show: SOLD OUT.

Sunday

NAIDOC Week family fun day: From 10am at Le Messurier Oval, Murray Bridge. Wet and dry inflatable obstacle course, kids’ activities, games, elders' luncheon and community barbecue at 12pm.

Gypsy Jane: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Sunday Sessions live music.

Monday

NAIDOC Week bridge walk: From 9.30am at the east side of the old road bridge, Murray Bridge. Walk to the Murray Bridge council office, with NAIDOC Week awards to follow at 9.45am.

Murray Bridge council meeting: From 7pm at the Murray Bridge council office and online at www.youtube.com.

Tuesday

NAIDOC Week storytelling, arts and crafts: 10am-1.30pm at Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, 1 Wharf Road, Murray Bridge. Bookings essential: 1800 023 846.

Wednesday – Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day service: 10.45am at Mannum Memorial Gardens, Mannum Cemetery, Belvedere Road. Presented by Mannum RSL on the 102nd anniversary of the Armistice.

Daish Irrigation race day: 11.30am-7pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. General admission: $10/6.

Thursday

Business masterclass: 7.30-9am at Murray Bridge Golf Club. Capitalising on opportunity, with Peter Daniels of Lead Australia. Tickets: $10 at www.trybooking.com/BMBQL.

NAIDOC Week flag-raising ceremony: From 12pm at Meningie council office. Join emcee Kevin Kropinyeri for a ceremony and community sausage sizzle featuring dances by the Rritjarukar and activities from Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. RSVP: 1300 785 277.

Ride Like a Girl: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.

Have we missed anything?

Let Murray Bridge News know about an upcoming event by emailing murraybridgenews@gmail.com.

Events will typically be listed if they are free to attend, raising funds for a charitable cause, occupying a public place, or if the organisers have advertised with Murray Bridge News.

For-profit events may be listed at Murray Bridge News’ discretion.

Event listings are sourced from local councils, Facebook, Ticketbooth, tourist attractions’ websites and other sources.

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