R U OK Day
Last Thursday was R U OK? Day, an important reminder to all of us to check in on the wellbeing of family, friends and colleagues.
The message of this day is one that we should carry with us all year round. There are many people who at different times in their lives will struggle with mental health issues.
I encourage everyone to check in with friends and loved ones on a regular basis to see how they're doing. Sometimes it is simply asking if they're okay that can help someone. The conversation that follows could change their life. If you're not sure what to do next, go to the RUOK.org.au website for some great tips.
Threatened Species Art Competition
There were some amazing artworks entries received awards in our Threatened Species Art Competition.
There were some amazing artworks and pieces of creative writing in this year's competition and I'd particularly like to congratulate Tahlia from Campbelltown for her piece 'Adams Emerald Dragonfly' which won the Waste to Art category.
The competition raises awareness of the threatened plant and animal species that live in the wider Macarthur region and the artworks each contain a powerful message about the importance of protecting our local threatened species.
Feast on the Go
Celebrate Feast Festival this year by enjoying some of the great multicultural cuisines available in Campbelltown.
Between 5pm and 9pm on Saturday, September 19 you can head down to Redfern Park at Minto to grab some dinner and dessert from the Utsab Bengali Cuisine and Dos Churros food trucks.
Feast@Home is now available for local kids and families to submit their favourite food from their culture to go into the draw to receive a cultural cooking or craft box.
We've also partnered with local cafes and restaurants to offer in-store and takeaway meal deals.
Head to the council's website at campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn/FeastCampbelltown2020 for details.