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Youth Week to kick off at Bowral Skate Park

31 March, 2014Posted in: Community, Events
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Youth Week poster

Skaters and BMX riders are set to converge on Bowral’s Skate Park this Saturday 5 April to celebrate the start of Council’s official Youth Week program.

Riders, rock-climbers, a DJ and youth service providers will all be in attendance at the skate, BMX and scooter competition which will take place from 10am to 2pm at the skate park located in Park Road, Bowral.

The theme for this year’s Youth Week celebrations is, ‘Our Voice Our Impact’, and Council’s Youth Liaison Facilitator Michelle Williams, explained the importance of the week for the Shire’s young residents.

“Youth Week runs between April 4 and 13 this year and 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, to meet other young people with similar interests, and to find out how they can get involved with other events held throughout the year.”

Skaters will again take centre stage on Sunday 6 April at the Bowral Skate Park as part of Skateboarding Australia’s Streetwise Clinic from 10am to 12 noon. From 1pm to 3pm a Best Trick competition will be held on site with prizes and giveaways. A performing arts showcase will continue the festivities on Sunday at the Mittagong RSL featuring performances from some of the Shire’s most creative young people from 2pm.

On Friday 11 April movie buffs can catch a free screening of Divergent at the Empire Cinema starting at 4.45pm. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 4862 1122.

An Art Workshop at the Highlands Youth Hub in Park Road in Bowral will be held on Saturday 12 April between 1pm and 5pm and then on Sunday 12 April, Council will wrap up the fun with Audio Overload at the Bowral Memorial Hall from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

“Audio Overload really is a fabulous opportunity for our Shire’s young musicians to develop their talents and music lovers to witness some of our brightest rising stars,” Ms Williams said.

The competition will showcase four acoustic sets and four bands featuring local musicians aged between 12 and 24 years of age who live, work or attend school, TAFE or University within the Southern Highlands. Winners of both categories will receive a recording contract with True Sound Engineering.

Tickets are available prior to the event for $5 and can be purchased from Council’s Civic Centre in Moss Vale or from the Bowral Library. Tickets will also be available from the door for $8.

All of the Council organised events are drug and alcohol-free.

For more information on any of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2014 Youth Week celebrations contact Council’s Youth Liaison Facilitator, Michelle Williams on phone 4862 2502 or 4862 1122 or via email at: michelle.williams@wsc.nsw.gov.au.