Who remembers this loveable character from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games? He was so fondly embraced by our community, the Gold Coast gave him his very own annual day, Borobi Day, all happening on Friday 29th May! Borobi encourages everybody to use Indigenous languages. In Yugambeh language, it can be as easy as using 2 words ‘Jingeri Jimbelung’ (hello friend/g’day mate).
This year, Borobi is super excited to bring language into the home with his free ‘Borobi in the window’ activities encouraging everybody to practice social distancing and learn language in your home. Download the colouring-in sheets, match it with the language bubble, colour it in and place it in your window. There are 10 sheets to choose from. Colour in one or all of them!
Colour-in and win!
To celebrate, Borobi is giving you the opportunity to win your own Borobi setup at home which includes a limited edition t-shirt, directors chair and cushion (valued at $309.95). Click here to download your colouring-in sheets. Be sure to tag Borobi in your photos (@borobijingeri) and use the #borobiday20 when you post your pic on social media to go into the draw. The winner will be drawn at random on Borobi Day 29th May 2020 (good luck!)
Borobi Day falls within National Reconciliation Week (27th May – 3rd June) which is a time where we are all encouraged to come together for an equitable and reconciled nation.