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The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys today unveiled a new interactive attraction that will appear at each of their NRL home matches in season 2014.

Supported by the Australian Government, Cultural Corner will fe ature a series of come-and-try activities including dance, art, music, body painting and cooking plus displays and information cards promoting North Queensland’s Indigenous culture.

It will be open to anyone who comes along to 1300SMILES Stadium on game day.

Each week, a school class will be special guests in the corner and receive free tickets for each student, and an accompanying adult, to watch the Cowboys play.

“We have engaged an Indigenous consultant, Michelle Rowe, who will run the corner and work with our Cowboys Learn Earn Legend! team in creating a program of activities that will vary at each home game,” Cowboys community relations manager Fiona Pelling said.

“It will be targeted at the many families and children who come along to the stadium with our goal being to provide an educational as well as entertaining experience.

“The Cowboys have always had a strong connection to our Indigenous community, a link that has grown substantially with the success of our Learn Earn Legend! program.

“This is helping to strengthen those connections while increasing the awareness of Indigenous culture in the general community.”

Students from Currajong State School in Townsville will be the first special guests in Cultural Corner on Saturday ahead of the Cowboys’ season-opening NRL clash against the Canberra Raiders.

Cultural Corner will be located on the western side of 1300SMILES Stadium and will be open for an hour from 6.45pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.