Southern Highlands senior citizens are joining forces with the Shire’s young people in launching this year’s Youth Week program by hosting an intergenerational day of celebration on the foreshores of Lake Alexandra this Friday 8 April.
Entitled ‘Inspired by us’ the launch will begin at 10.30am and feature activities, games, a walking tour of the lake followed by morning tea and lunch.
Activities continue on Saturday 9 April when skaters and BMX riders will converge on Bowral’s Skate Park to take part in this year’s Skate, Scooter and BMX Competition. Youth service providers from the Highlands Youth Centre and PCYC Southern Highlands will join the riders at the competition with free giveaways, prizes, music and a lunchtime barbeque.
Council’s official Youth Week program continues with a Plugged Concert to be held in conjunction with the annual Triple Zero Emergency Services Cricket Challenge at Bradman Oval on Wednesday 13 April.
A Safer Driver Course run by PCYC Southern Highlands will be staged on Saturday 16 April which will be followed by a Movie Night later in the evening again hosted by the PCYC.
The theme for this year’s Youth Week celebrations is, ‘It starts with us!’, and Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams explained the importance of the week for the Shire’s young residents.
“This year National Youth Week runs between April 8 and 17 and the whole event is a fantastic opportunity for teenagers and young adults across the Shire to have some fun in a drug and alcohol free environment,” she said.
“It also provides a chance for our youth to get involved with Council and local service organisations, meet other young people with similar interests and find out how they can get involved with other events throughout the year.”
All local 2016 Youth Week events have been either funded or co-funded by Wingecarribee Shire Council and coordinated in conjunction with the Highlands Youth Hub and PCYC Southern Highlands.
All Council organised Youth Week events are drug and alcohol-free.
For more information on any of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2016 Youth Week celebrations contact Council’s Youth Liaison Officer, Michelle Williams on phone 4868 0859, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/community/young-people.
For more information on youth events specific to PCYC Southern Highlands phone 4868 5200. For details on events held at the Highlands Youth Centre contact 4862 1122.