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CSU in Port Macquarie to commemorate region’s bicentenary

5 OCTOBER 2018

* CSU community day to promote Port Macquarie’s rich history and diverse region * CSU in Port Macquarie welcomes local Council’s Bicentenary Quick Grant * CSU will host the free community day on Saturday 13 October As part of Port Macquarie’s bicentenary, Charles Sturt University (CSU) will host a free community day on Saturday 13 October as a result of their success in receiving a Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Bicentenary Quick Grant. To commemorate this milestone and to help the community come together, the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council offered a number of Quick Grants to offset the costs associated with small projects in relation to commemorations of its bicentennial year. The CSU application received a Quick Grant to support its proposed Bicentennial Commemoration Community Day. Acting Head of Campus at CSU in Port Macquarie Professor Heather Cavanagh said that the day encourages locals to come and enjoy what the CSU community has to offer through plenty of family-friendly activities, live music, food and art. “It will be a great opportunity to not only showcase the University to Port Macquarie residents through a fun and social way but also a chance to enrich the community’s appreciation of our region’s historical ties, through Indigenous dance performances, bush tucker demonstrations, and Indigenous art,” Professor Cavanagh said. “We’ve been fortunate to gain the support of Council for this event through the Quick Grant, and we look forward to welcoming and sharing this day with the community.” Event details: CSU Port Macquarie Bicentennial Commemoration Community Day.Time and date: 11am to 2pm on Saturday 13 October Location: Charles Sturt University, car park 7, Major Innes Rd, Port Macquarie, NSW Cost: FREEMedia note: Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews.

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