NAIDOC Week: Health Check hall proves popular at successful community celebration

Record numbers flocked to celebrate the Coast’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Gosford this week.

In a first for the annual Central Coast NAIDOC Community Day, the free event was held at Gosford Racecourse, and featured live entertainment, about 50 community stallholders, food and cultural demonstrations, as well as a range of health and employment services available to the indigenous community.

Rugby league legend and Central Coast Local Health District Aboriginal health manager Steve Ella said it was exciting to see so many people at the NAIDOC Week event.

“It was a huge success, with more visitors than ever before, and the atmosphere was great,” Mr Ella said.

He said he was pleased with the number of Aboriginal community members coming through the Health Check hall.

“There was even a line out of the door for the health checks,” Mr Ella said.

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