Community Events

Murri Cultural Camp for Indigenous Youth

Ivory's Rock Foundation had the pleasure to host the 'Ipswich Murri Cultural Camp' in September 2021. Approx 20 young people attended, accompanied by their parents and guardians. 
This initiative was community-created and led, as a connecting to country and culture project. Elders passed on cultural practices to the next generation including dance, smoking ceremony and crafts.  Read more

It takes a Village:

Inter-agency Networking at Ivory’s Rock

Two networking events for local not-for-profit organisations were hosted at Ivory's Rock in September and November 2021. In all, there were forty people from twenty organisations who attended. 
The events were a great success with appreciative feedback and will continue next year as a regular part of our calendar. 

Community Day for New Australians

In collaboration with MDA and Access Community Services, our foundation has hosted 3 community days for new Australians, beginning in 2017. People from countries such as Syria, Sudan, Congo, Burma, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia have attended the 'Community Day at Ivory's Rock'. 
The program features "Welcome to Country” by the Yugerra Dance troupe and includes wild life demonstrations, cultural music and dance performances.  Highlights include an Aussie barbecue, the Sports Zone, and children's activities.
Some of our newest Australians coming together at Ivory's Rock
MDA Development Officer, Lida Daliri said in 2019 “It was our pleasure to collaborate with Ivory’s Rock for such an amazing event. We have received much positive feedback from our clients. They really enjoyed Ivory’s Rock hospitality and are looking forward to next year.” 
Multicultural Affairs MP Stirling Hinchliffe recognised the day as "a powerful way to strengthen the sense of belonging for migrants and refugees in the local community, and a great opportunity for all locals to celebrate our diversity and to help create a unified, harmonious and inclusive community”. 

United Nations Wildlife Day / World Environment Day

Ipswich Koala Protection Society and BIRO as well as other community organisations, joined with Ivory's Rock Foundation to host our first United Nations Wildlife Day and World Environment Day events in 2016.  
The local community joined in the celebrations and thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife and environmental presentations, games, food, drinks, kid’s activities and music.
1,000 Koala food trees have been planted at Ivory's Rock to provide fresh leaves for rescued koalas.  Read more

Ivory’s Rock Christmas Party

Our first community Christmas party was held in 2016 and was a great success.  Local families enjoyed the giant Christmas Tree, carols, rides, food stalls, fun races, fireworks and of course Santa!
Local community groups are involved in running this ongoing event, held again in 2017.  Preparations were underway for Christmas 2018, but with the severe heat and drought taking its toll, funds instead were offered as part of a Community Grant to local people in need.  IRF also donated to the Rural Aid Buy A Bale, matching the amount already raised.
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