A Friendship Walk

On Friday 5th April Wildcare Branch Get Outside conducted a Friendship Walk in collaboration with the Multi Cultural Council of Tasmania, Hobart City Council and the Police Department. We walked  from the Hobart Mosque to a local park. The aim of the walk was to encourage people to walk together, to show friendship and to celebrate the diversity of communities that live in Tasmania. It also gave many Tasmanians something positive to do, to show support, for the Muslim communities that live here in Tasmania.

Over 100 people participated from many different nationalities including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Korea and New Zealand. The walk was featured in the Mercury Newspaper, ABC Radio, ABC Online News and Southern Cross TV. Get Outside Leaders from many backgrounds participated, giving TV interviews, making tea and setting up and cleaning up afterwards. The following quotes are what was being said by participants on the walk:

” Its nice to walk in the residential area to a park and make new friends”

” I feel very safe today walking with all these people”

“Thank you for suggesting we do this walk – its relaxing”



Photo 1: Leaders Sara, Magda and Sumaya with Get Outside Coordinator Jodie Epper.

Photo 2 and 3: Some of the crowd of 100 people.