A group of students from Weir State School will have the chance to learn about traditional bush medicine when they are special guests at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ home game against Parramatta at 1300SMILES Stadium this Saturday.
The 30 students, who will each receive a ticket to the game and be able to bring along one of their parents for free, will be the latest participants in Cultural Corner, a special feature at all Cowboys home matches in the 2014 season.
Supported by the Australian Government, Cultural Corner features a series of come-and-try activities, displays and information promoting North Queensland’s Indigenous culture.
“On Saturday, Cultural Corner will provide the many families and children who come along to the stadium with an educational as well as entertaining experience focusing on traditional bush medicines,” Cowboys’ community relations manager Fiona Pelling said.
“Our Indigenous consultant, Michelle Rowe, will be working with our Cowboys Learn Earn Legend! team to ensure that everyone who visits leaves with a better understanding of the traditional bush medicines and their importance in Indigenous culture.”
Open to everyone who attends a Cowboys home match, Cultural Corner is located on the western side of 1300SMILES Stadium.
“The Cowboys have always had a strong connection to our Indigenous community which has grown substantially with the success of the Learn Earn Legend! program,” Ms Rowe explained.
“Together with the Learn Earn Legend! program, Cultural Corner is helping to strengthen those connections while increasing the awareness of Indigenous culture in the broader community.”
Cultural Corner will be open for an hour from 4.15pm on Saturday 26 April.