Port Augusta Sober Walk
Inaugural Port Augusta Sober Walk - 27th October 2017
The Inaugural Port Augusta Sober Walk was a great success, the alcohol & other drug services came together and planned and organised it. The purpose of the day was to show people that they can have a good time without the presence of alcohol and the take home message was that there are people and services available to help.
The march left Gladstone Square at approximately 10am, about 150 people participated in the walk, the streets had been blocked off so the walk could take a loop around and through the City Centre.
After the march everybody was welcomed back to Gladstone Square where information tents were set up by the local alcohol and drug services and were entertained by M.C. Stano Dadleh & Umewarra Media, with live music provided by Tony Minniecon and Band and Dusty Feet Mob gave another fantastic relevant performance.
There was a free BBQ, with tea, coffee and water available on the day as well as some fun activities ie giant Jenga and Checkers games and an Obstacle course.
Deputy Mayor Mr Brett Benbow and the Mayor Mr Sam Johnson spoke on the day and Mr Scott Wilson, Director Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council spoke on the origin of the Sober Walk Day.