Mount Isa DATSIP Family Funday

Sharon along with local volunteers, Paris and Janet Penfold, recently attended the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) Family Funday at Minnie Davis Park, Mount Isa.

They took along with them Who Sank the Boat? books to giveaway along with two children’s activities, one an arts and craft activity where the kids were able to make their own mouse, cow or pig nose and the other a water activity for the kids to make and sail their own boat.

Mount Isa DATSIP Family Funday 2019

From Sharon:

This is such an important event for our community as it set in a park that is accessed by our most vulnerable families,

in Mount Isa we have many indigenous families and this gives us an opportunity to connect and engage with the most vulnerable,

so if they ever need our services in the future they already have an idea of who we are and what we do and how we might be able to assist them or people they know.

DATSIP had a survey/competition going for all families who entered the park; the families had to go and yarn to many services attending and ask us “who we are?” and

“what do we do?” and write this down in a thought bubble on the survey; this opened wonderful opportunities for myself and our volunteers to talk to people about our service.

Today was a great success.