Join us at the Bay Mob Expo

Helen Bnads, Elder, and Cultural Lead at Peninsula Health can’t wait for this year’s Bay Mob Expo.

The Bay Mob Expo on Friday 16 April and will showcase many of the health, education and wellbeing opportunities available for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula – one of the fastest growing ATSI communities in Victoria.

Helen Bnads, Elder, and Cultural Lead at Peninsula Health is looking forward to the event.

“The Bay Mob Expo is a great example of the active and respected partnership between the local Aboriginal communities, Peninsula Health and other organisations of the south eastern area,” says Helen.

“This free family event brings together health, education, sports, arts, government providers to share information about their services and to promote further Aboriginal safety, strong culture, strong peoples aspiration of self-determination.”

The event was created and supported by a group of local organisations – Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership, Peninsula Health, Frankston City Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Chisholm Institute, Dandenong and District Aboriginal Cooperative, Monash University, Narim Marr Djamba, Willum Warrain and with funding provided by Frankston City Council and the Victorian Government – in response to community needs, ideas and suggestions.

This year’s Bay Mob Health and Education Expo will have something for everyone, with over 30 stall holders and a host of activities including:

  • Lunch and refreshments provided by Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Gathering Place
  • Live cultural entertainment and workshops
  • Information about youth, women’s and men’s health
  • Information and advice on education and employment pathways
  • Elders’ Lounge
  • Door prizes and raffles
  • Physical activity sessions, including various sport, recreation and leisure
  • Children’s activities such as face painting, dreamtime stories, boomerang decorating, traditional games and tool making
  • Frankston City Council’s mobile youth WHAT truck with interactive activities.

What: Bay Mob Health, Education and Wellbeing Expo

When: Friday 16th April, 12pm to 4pm (Welcome to Country 12.30pm)

Where: Nairm Marr Djambana Gathering Place, 32 Nursery Avenue, Frankston

Cost: Free

Visit Bay Mob Facebook page to stay connected in the lead up to the event