Dalby Welcoming Community inc.

DALBY WELCOMING COMMUNITY Dalby Welcoming Community is a small but vibrant community group that aims to make Dalby the best place to visit, live, work and play. It does this through a number of activities, the main one being the organisation of Dalby’s Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival.

 

The festival has become a whole of Dalby event as schools, kindies, sporting groups, service organisations, youth groups, multicultural groups and other community groups contribute and become involved in the festival.

 

For the past two years Dalby Welcoming Community has organised an Art exhibition in August. In 2018 it was a Many Cultures- One Community exhibition where the story of people from 30 different cultures was told on 30 different photo-boards highlighting the variety of cultures in the community.

 

In 2019, 80 Dalby Seniors were involved in a Billycan art Project where they created patterns in the bottom of their billycan while exercising. They were linked with school students who told their senior’s story and again photo-boards were created with the art, the story and photos creating an amazing exhibition.

 

Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program: Dalby Welcoming Community is currently running its fourth Community Work Skills program where 15 participants, mainly born overseas, study for their Certificate 2 in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways while gaining their work experience through their involvement in Dalby’s Delicious & DeLIGHTful Festival.

In the past three years Dalby Welcoming Community has been very successful with the 2019 cohort achieving 100% employment. Dalby Welcoming Community is proud to help people from other cultures become an integral part of our community.

 

 

RUOK Day: For the past two years Dalby Welcoming Community has joined with Lifeline Darling Downs to challenge the Dalby community to have a thousand voices sing one song with a celebrity singer to raise awareness of the importance of checking on others and supporting everyone in our community. Tania Kernaghan and Brendan Walmsley have been our celebrities in 2018 and 2019.

 

The Physical Environment is an important aspect of any community and Dalby Welcoming Community committed to a number of projects after it developed the Myall Creek Masterplan. In 2010 and 2011 the group won Healthy Community Awards totalling $800,000 to develop the city section of the Myall Creek precinct and project managed the development.

 

In 2019 Dalby Welcoming Community commissioned renowned 3D Street artist, Jenny McCracken, to paint a giant caterpillar on one of the walking paths in the precinct. This has been a huge hit with people out walking.

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