Each year in May we mark Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, with the aim of sending a clear message that we will not tolerate this type of violence in our community.
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month also aims to raise community awareness of this issue.
There are a number of events in Mackay during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month – Events
Mackay Says No – Free Family Fun Day
Families are invited to the Mackay Says No Free Family Fun Day at Queens Park from 10am-2pm on Saturday May 26.
The event features face-painting, jumping castle, petting zoo, free sausage sizzle, market stalls, food stalls, information stalls, local entertainment and a high-profile keynote speaker.
Rotary Club will have a free sausage sizzle on all day and we will have a stall giving away waters as well.
FREE kids entertainment includes: 2 x face painters, balloon artist, jumping castle, petting zoo, little party hero’s photo booth, Bunnings Kids Art/Craft Corner and plenty more.
Entertainment on the day includes: South Sea Islander and local Aboriginal dance groups, Mercy College Dance Group, Embellish Bellydance Mackay, Choir of Unheard Voices and plenty more, including Mackay’s own Brad Butcher — winner of a Golden Guitar Award and Queensland Music Award
We also have market stalls: Henna Designs, handmade dream catchers, children’s clothing, and so much more.
We hope to see as many people as possible for a beautiful day out. Please feel free to share and tell as many people as possible.
For more information visit our Mackay Says No Free Family Fun Day Event on Facebook.
Candle Lighting Ceremony
The Candle Lighting Ceremony remembers those who have lost their lives because of domestic and family violence. Join us at the rotunda in Jubilee Park Mackay from 5.30-6.30pm on Wednesday May 2.
Sarina Candle Lighting Ceremony
The Sarina Community is invited to a Candle Lighting Ceremony to remember those who have died because of domestic and family violence. The ceremony will be held at the Sarina Library from 6-7pm on Thursday May 3.
For more information on Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month or to find support please phone the Domestic Violence Resource Service (Mackay & Region) on 07 4953 1788 Monday – Friday from 8.30am-4.30pm