13 June 2022

Life Without Barriers continues to be a proud advocate and sponsor for the inaugural Aunty Betty Memorial Walk and the work of the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc.

Aunty Bridgette Chilli standing outdoors performing a smoking ceremony.

National Reconciliation Week 2022 saw the inaugural Aunty Betty Memorial Walk. The walk is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc (SCRGI) in recognition of elder Aunty Betty McMahon and her insurmountable contribution towards the recognition of Aboriginal rights, culture and history locally on the Sunshine Coast.

The sun was shining for this celebration at Point Park, Mooloolaba, Queensland. Aunty Betty’s family members and SCRGI Maggie Ross shared moving stories of Aunty Betty’s patronage.

Aunty Bridgette Chilli performed a smoking ceremony and shared the historical culture of the area throughout the 1.5km walk.

Aunty Bridgette Chilli wearing a polo with an orange design printed on it, performing a smoking ceremony outdoors.

The Life Without Barriers Aged Care and Child Youth and Family teams collaborated to be a part of this memorial event, which was also supported by local sponsors, local school groups and the community.

Image: Pictured: Francesca Rinaldi-Jones, Amy Donnelly, Cat Carey and Tarsh Rehder.

We are proud to have sponsored this event and feel privileged to have met local Elders and the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc team whilst commemorating the contributions of Aunty Betty McMahon.

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