Saturday 9th July
Well over 90 community members attended the Ball this year with the evening comprising of a 3 course meal, awards, speeches, live music from International artist Glenn Skuthorpe and Band, Nathan May, Lady Lash and DJ Swayne Ackland.
MC Joshua Warrior also did a comedy act, and photographer Colleen Strangways Nharla Photography took professional photos throughout the night. The theme was conducted in accordance to the Youth Ball. Bar catering was run by Ceduna Foreshore Hotel and local professional security guards were engaged to ensure that a good time was had by all. This event was hosted by the NAIDOC Committee.
Throughout the week, the Far West Language Centre and Ceduna Aboriginal Arts &Cultural Centre held displays of local art, language, historical photo exhibition as well as videos highlighted in the foyer at the Ceduna Memorial Hall. This arrangement was a huge success with the general public during NAIDOC week. The efforts contributed by the Art and Language Centre were fantastic and well conducted.
Ceduna NAIDOC has a Facebook page, which became a huge success this year. Photos were uploaded for all to see, and events were updated daily. The statistics posted on Facebook on our NAIDOC Celebrations were very high for 2016. Over 200,000 Post engagements were recorded Australia wide and also viewed overseas. These figures prove that Ceduna NAIDOC week is well observed and very popular throughout the country, and especially South Australia.
CAC wishes to acknowledge NAIDOC sponsors: Prime Minister and Cabinet, Far West Coast Investments Pty Ltd, Rex Airlines, BP Australia, Iluka Resources, Families SA, Ceduna District Council, Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel, Housing SA, Ceduna Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation, Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, Complete Personnel, Aboriginal Family Support Services, Ceduna Meat Services, Ceduna Foodland, CAC Sports & Recreation, Ceduna Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Centre, Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation, Ceduna Youth Hub, Ceduna Golf Club, Ceduna Sports and Outdoor Centre, Totally Board, Far West Aboriginal Sporting Complex, Ceduna Homescene.
NAIDOC 2016 hosts: 2016 NAIDOC Committee, Koonibba Community Aboriginal Council, Centacare Catholic Family Services, Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, Ceduna Youth Hub, Crossways Lutheran School, Ceduna Area School, SAPOL, Save the Children, Red Cross, Aboriginal Drug Alcohol Centre, Ceduna Family Violence Legal Services Aboriginal Corporation, Ceduna Arts and Cultural Centre, Far West Language Centre.
A special acknowledgement to the 2016 NAIDOC Committee for their exceptional efforts in organising NAIDOC week 2016; Wyarta Miller, Ruby Saunders, Tanyta Haseldine, Lynette Ackland, Dionne Haynes, Zoe Bourne, Peter Jericho, Tracey Cox, Michelle Naylon, Julie Cox and Patrick Sharpe.