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Volunteers’ News – March 2022

As I write this, the sun has come out after all the heavy rain we’ve experienced over the last few days. I hope you are all safe and your homes are dry. My suburb has experienced rainfall in some parts of up to 150mm.

What a turbulent time it has been, but now we have no QR codes, mask wearing is reduced and venues can open for more patrons. It’s still important to wear a mask if you are vulnerable and social distance where you can.

Sydney Opera House Sails – Badu Gili until April 23
Badu Gili means “Water Light” in the language of the Gadigal people. The sails will illuminate with Wonder Women, a projection by six female First Nations artists.The lighting of the sails takes place each day from Sunset, 9pm, 9.30pm and 10pm.

How fitting for these being shown on:

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2022
The theme for this year’s IWD is “Break the Bias” and Sydney’s theme is “Know Your Worth”. There will be a rally and march on Saturday March 12, from 11.30am at Belmore Park. Registration is required and you can find details on Facebook.

White Rabbit Gallery Chippendale – Big in China until May 22, 2022
The gallery specialises in works by contemporary artists from China (and yes, some of the works are BIG). The exhibition is free and the gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Virtual tours are also available.

Harmony Week 2022 – March 21-27 (including Harmony Day on March 21)
The theme is “Everyone Belongs”. The day coincides with the International Day of Racial Discrimination, and the official colour for Harmony Day and Week is orange. Wearing orange clothing or ribbon is encouraged if you are attending events.

St Patrick’s Day – March 17
There will be a festival this year at The Rocks on Saturday and Sunday March 19 and 20, including food and craft stalls, and music on the MCA lawn. The parade and live entertainment will start at 10.30am on March 20. For more details here.

Volunteer Agreement 2022
Dear Volunteers, don’t forget to complete your 2022 Agreement and return to volunteers@ssh.com.au or mail to SSH, PO Box 3288, Redfern NSW 2016. You can download an Agreement here.

Until next time,
Pat Clarke


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