Community & Business

8 June, 2022

Stories of resilience shared through video

LOCALS are being invited along to a special launch of Mareeba Stories of Resilience – a new video exploring the hardships of locals and their stories of resilience.

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Mareeba Stories of Resilience will be launched at a special event on 17 June with well-known author and speaker Andrew Matthews who will speak about the importance role resilience plays in communities.

Locals were interviewed about what they have learned through their experiences of adversity including natural disasters, death of a loved one, domestic violence, homelessness, immigration and mental health issues. 

The project is spearheaded by Mareeba Community Centre in collaboration with Creative Starr Video Production. 

“It’s a real privilege to hear these stories of the ways in which these amazing people, from our local community, have grappled with trauma and tragedy,” Mareeba Community Centre manager Julie Theakston said. 

“The insights they’re able to share from these experiences challenge and motivate all of us to maintain a sense of hope and to commit to personal growth and community connectedness, despite what may otherwise be debilitating life circumstances.” 

The video will be launched at the Gateway Hotel’s function area in Mareeba, tickets are $65 per person and includes a three course dinner. 

Tickets are available through Eventbrite by searching ‘Mareeba Stories of Resilience Dinner’.


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