“We all can make a difference through our community, in making our world and society inclusive, breaking through barriers, and not creating them.” – Yvonne Weldon
In an official ceremony today, Maiden and the crew received an inspiring welcome to Sydney by Yvonne Weldon, an Aboriginal custodian of the land from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. It is a sign of respect to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and the Maiden crew were honoured to welcome Yvonne aboard Maiden, and to be welcomed in return with Yvonne’s heartfelt words.
A very special school visit happened today down at CYCA on Maiden! Wendy was delighted to welcome students from her old school, Plumpton High, who attended the ‘Welcome To Country’ ceremony and met the crew of Maiden.
The students explored the boat and had guided tours with the crew on deck and down below, before jumping back onto dry land to add their handprints to the Maiden ‘Hands Around the World’ sail.
Wendy also joined in, adding her handprints in amongst the students.
A big thank you to all the teachers and students that came down today and for your support and enthusiasm!