Pictured left to right: Wesley, Justin, Darryl, Milton, Aaron, Gavin and Ashley.

In early February 2024, Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation, Sapphire Sponsors of the 2024 Ceduna Cup, offered the assistance of their employees, the On Country Regeneration team, in providing volunteering efforts for the Ceduna Racing Club’s big event. 

The support that Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation provided for the Ceduna Cup is part of EyrePlus’s Community Development Program (CDP) Community Projects Work Plan, where the Remote Community Pilot (RCP) also offers their assistance through language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) support.  

In recent months, the On Country Regeneration team has been actively involved in various community events, lending their assistance to infrastructure assembly for important Ceduna events such as OysterFest, and Yabaardu Festival.  

Recognising the Ceduna Cup’s need for as many hands as possible, Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation’s On Country Regeneration team temporarily stepped away from their land management duties for two days to help set up the event.  

On February 1-2, On Country Regeneration Officers contributed their efforts by constructing the event’s infrastructure and assisting with the final set up before the big event. The team carried tables, set up chairs, and assembled stages, marquees, shade sales and sponsorship signs. 

The On Country Regeneration Officers embraced the opportunity to contribute to the Ceduna community while taking a break from their usual land management responsibilities.

Emily, EyrePlus CDP Pathway Service Coordinator spoke about the team’s work, sharing,

“The On Country Regeneration team’s passion lies in working on revegetation of land – planting native trees and shrubs, and controlling of invasive weeds such as Buffel Grass.”

The Ceduna Cup itself took place on Saturday, February 3, and was a huge success for all involved. Bruce Zippel, President of Ceduna Racing Club, shared his appreciation,

“It’s been great having the guys here, they did really well. We appreciated having them out both mornings- particularly helping with the all the heavy lifting, setting up marquees, putting chairs and tables in the right places. It saved us old guys breaking our backs, so it was really appreciated having them here.”

EyrePlus and Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation believe in working together to support connection within Ceduna, and would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the On Country Regeneration team for their hard work in ensuring the success of the Ceduna Cup. We look forward to the next edition of this important event!