Multicultural Men’s Group of SA hosted a one hour walk, starting off from Bonython Park to the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri which runs through the city of Adelaide. The river has long been a place to meet and socialise for the Kaurna people. They called it Karrawirra Parri, meaning “river of the Red Gum forest” referring to the dense eucalyptus forest that used to line the banks prior to European settlement.
This tradition continues today as the turnout was great, the weather was cool and the conversations were stimulating. Adelaide residents and visitors alike were out and about enjoying a range of activities along the banks and on the waters.
The Multicultural Men’s work is a great opportunity for men from diverse background to meet and talk and extend their network.
According to the Multicultural Men’s Walk event coordinator Sidique Bah , there are many benefits to walking. “It is the key to our health and wellbeing as walking improves our fitness, alleviates depression and fatigue, improves our mood and keeps us active, which is good for both our physical and mental health”.
MCCSA’s Men’s group appreciate the turn out and hope to see more men join us for these monthly walks which will be taking place in various parts of Adelaide.
It’s really therapeutic to walk and talk. We look forward to our next walk in May 2021.