Dja Dja Wurrung Cup Day 2018

presentation cupsmoking ceremonyGirls with flagCollege kidsDun presentationThank you to our special guests the Dja Dja Wurrung People and Elders who attended the Dja Dja Wurrung Cup Day a day on April 16th.

The day was celebrated along with the Charlton community including 40 students from Charlton College who were part of the Welcome Smoking Ceremony and enjoyed an informative presentation by Damien Saunders on Indigenous artefacts. CEO Rodney Carter spoke about the importance of Elders and how family values are embraced within the Dja Dja Wurrung culture. It was with much enthusiasm that many had their first taste of kangaroo!

This day continues to grow and evolve, and it is the aim of the Charlton Harness racing Club to continue to nurture the good relationship that we have with the Dja Dja Wurrung People and develop this day in to one of major importance in our race day calendar.

We were also pleased to welcome back to Charlton Duncan McPherson founder of the Team Teal Campaign, who gratefully accepted a cheque from the Charlton Harness Racing Club as a result of our Cup Day ladies event ‘Bubbles In The Bush’. The club is proud to be involved in this initiative which goes towards supporting clinical trials and research in the hope of finding a cure for Ovarian Cancer. in a few short years this event has become a focal point of our Cup Day and we thank all of the women who have willingly taken part in order for it be a success.

The day was capped off wonderfully with a local win by Bruised Ego trained by Mark Boyle and owned locally by the Thompson family.


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