During Commonwealth Week in 2022 the South Australian branch of the RCS, in conjunction with the Joint Commonwealth Societies Committee (JCSC), will contribute to the global campaign to protect and sustain the world’s forest habitats.
The RCS looks forward to working with other community groups willing to participate in this important South Australian environmental project.
The project will involve establishing a Commonwealth grove of native trees, possibly at Glenthorne Park, in South Australia. Although still being developed the Commonwealth grove of native trees will acknowledge each of the 54 countries in the Commonwealth.
The aim is to encourage community organisations and schools to participate in the inaugural creation of a native forest planting ceremony in 2022.
RCS SA will continue to work collaboratively on projects that safeguard the health of our trees and forests in South Australia and support further development of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.
The Multi-Faith Service.
Commonwealth Week in SA is a combined project with the Joint Commonwealth Societies Committee. The focus in 2021 is “Delivering a Common Future”. This year the Multi-Faith Service was held at St. Peter’s Cathedral and organised in conjunction with the Dean of the Cathedral, The Reverend Frank Nelson. There is a procession of flags from every Commonwealth country, singers and dancers from across the Commonwealth and from different faiths and cultures. At the 2021 Multi-Faith Service, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, the Governor of South Australia delivered the 2021 Queen’s Message.
The Bronzewing Quartet
The Bronzewing Quartet was formed under the auspices of the Royal Commonwealth Society SA Branch in 2015, giving local musicians an opportunity to perform and to break into the highly competitive string quartet sector. Performance dates will be posted on our News Page