Australian Olympic gold medallist and dual commonwealth gold medallist, Nova Maree Peris OAM will be in attendance at the 2017 Healthy Together Lake Tyers Fishing Comp and Community event. Peris was the first Indigenous Australian to become an Olympic champion when she won hockey gold at Atlanta in 1996. Currently Nova Peris is in a role with the Victorian government to promote sport among young Aboriginal people in the state.
The East Gippsland Aboriginal Health Consortium, Djillay Ngalu pron. jil lay na lu will host the bi-annual "Healthy Together Fishing Competition and Community Event" at Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust on the 5th April 2017. The consortium in East Gippsland comprises of the four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations between Bairnsdale and Orbost and includes GEGAC, Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association, Moogji Aboriginal Council and Lake Tyers Health & Children's Service. This event is coordinated by the Djillay Ngalu "Healthy Together" physical activity and wellbeing projects to bring together Community in positive recreation that is Aboriginal culture specific and supports the development of healthy and connected families. The event is funded in part by the Prime Minister and Cabinet with the assistance of supporting service organisations and programs.
The day will commence with registration at between 6:30 and 11am with the final measure of caught fish at 12 noon at the multi- purpose hall. Presentations for the fishing competition will conclude the day at approximately 1.30pm. The more adventurous and active participants will have the opportunity in the morning with planned sporting activities other than fishing.
The event is an inclusive Aboriginal specific event and inquiries are welcome at the office of Djillay Ngalu "Healthy Together" in Lakes Entrance. M: 0447 372 097.