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The man from UNCLE thanks surf festival

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Chad Kolcze, coordinator, The Uncle Project.

I feel compelled to share my views on the creative art, amazing craftsmanship and positive vibes that was the recent Byron Bay Surf Festival.

From the beginning, a powerful beautiful respectful Welcome to Country set the tone for a weekend gathering full of conscious healthy community minded people. It wasn’t just surfing that was showcased, to me there was a strong emphasis on healthy living, family, environment, fun, art, craftsmanship, kindness, connection, stories, pride and respect for country through sharing and learning from its history…

As the coordinator of the Uncle Project, we had a fundraising stall at the festival on the Saturday. It felt nice to earn some valuable funds and to run an activity that bought the boys and men together at a festival that didn’t seem financially motivated or commercialised. It was refreshing. Bringing the Uncle tribe (eight boys, five men) to a place that had culture, to a festival that supported the local people and to a place where creativity was showcased and appreciated was a winner for us. Its for this reason I wanted to write this letter and publicly show support for Byron Bay Surf Festival.

We hope to collaborate with them next year.

 


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