Youth Month

Bundaberg Region celebrates with youth activities & events across the month of April

National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia with events and activities happening all over the country. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 years get involved each year in organising and celebrating national Youth Week. It is a time of opportunities for young people to share ideas, showcase their talent, have their voices heard and HAVE FUN!

Here in the Bundaberg Region we don't think a week is long enough!!! We celebrate with a range of Youth Activities/Events for the entire month of APRIL
RE:ACT Youth Month 2017

We have some great things planned for April 2017. Below is a list of what will be happening. We will be updating information for each activity as we confirm details so keep checking up on us.

 

R U Ok? Quentin and the 1 million conversation challenge - from 28 March to 6th April 2017

With our R U Ok? Champions we are again partnering with R U Ok? in bringing Quentin (a question marked shaped mascot) into our region to take part in t he 1 million conversation challenge. Quentin will be put and about setting challenges across the region including all our Youth Month events and a number of other locations. keep an eye out for Quentin's travel diary to get involved

SPECIAL Monster Movie Mayhem at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

In partnership with Monster Pictures and as a special addition to our Youth Month activities, we are now including a special movie screening on Thursday 30 March from 6.30pm. This movie screening is  MA15+ and is horror themed.   Tickets will be $8 with special deals available from the candy bar

Saturday 1st April - 4670# Jam @ Bundaberg Skate Bowl

Jack Fahey will once again be coming home to judge and help host this event. We also have local store Skate and Strings on board as a sponsor. Entries are now open for this event. you can download a form here or pick one up form from Skate and Strings (across the road from Bundaberg State High School). Drop completed forms to Skate and Strings or BRC Community Services Officer 157 Bourbong Street.

Monday 3rd April - Colour Me Happy Fun Run Gin Gin and 4671 Skate Jam - entry close date 20 March 2017

What a great time to throw some colour powder around, go for a walk or run and listen to some great music with our DJ. The Colour Me Happy Fun Run will be held in the morning starting and finishing at Gin Gin State Primary School and the 4671 Jam will be from 11.30 - 2.30 at the Gin Gin Skate Park. Come along and not only enjoy the powder and music but also see what services and activities are available to the residents of the Gin Gin Community. Competitor entry forms for both events are available now: Colour Me Happy or 4671 Jam

Our dedicated committee of local Gin Gin residents and representatives from Got Active Fitness, Churches of Christ Care Family Day Care, and Gin Gin Library and Neighbourhood Centre and continued support from both the Gin Gin State Primary and State High School are all working hard to make this the best event for Gin Gin this year. We also thank Gin Gin Community Bank: Bendigo Bank and Got Active Fitness for their kind sponsorship of this great community event.

If your service, community group or business are interested in being a stall holder at these event, or you wish to volunteer or help out please complete our Stall Holders Expression of Interest form or contact us directly: Andrea - 4130 4175 or Ashleigh - 4130 4150

Wednesday 5th April - Childers Colour Chaos and movie entry close date 20 march 2017

What a great time to throw some colour powder around, go for a walk or run and listen to some great music with our DJ. The Childers Colour Chaos will be held in the morning starting and finishing at the Childers Showground and the youth friendly movie will be shown in the Childers Showground Hall. Come along and not only enjoy the powder and music but also see what services and activities are available to the residents of the Childers Community. Competitor entry forms are available now. Our dedicated committee of local Childers residents and representatives are all working hard to make this the best event for Childers this year. We also thank Bendigo Bank Childers and Isis Rugby League Club for their kind sponsorship to date.

If your service, community group or business are interested in being a stall holder at this event, or wish to volunteer or help out please complete our Stall Holder Expression of Interest Form or contact us directly: Andrea 4130 4175 or Ashleigh - 4130 4150

Thursday 27th April - RE:ACT YOUTH SUMMIT 2017

In the lead up to the 2017 Youth Summit we asked young people to share their ideas, thoughts and opinions on: Our Community, Our Environment and Our Economy by completing our online survey. The information we collected from the survey is now being collated and will be part of the main discussions of the Youth Summit 2017 in identifying the priority areas that we should be working towards and how we can do this with young people.

The Youth Summit will be held on Thursday 27 April 2017 over two sessions.

  1. The first session is closed to high school students from all our regions high schools and those accessing alternative education programs aged 12-18 years old. This will include an agenda to the day and a range of speakers. Nomination forms have been sent to all high schools and we are currently sending information to youth service providers.
  2. The second session will be open to all young people 12-25 years of age living in our region from 4.00pm - 7.00pm at the Bundaberg Civic Centre, Bourbong Street, Bundaberg. This is a drop in session where you can stay for 5mins to 3 hours as there is no set agenda. You will be able to look at what has been done during the day and given the opportunity to add to this.

Saturday 29th April - Bargara Neon Run

As our last event for RE:ACT Youth Month 2017, we want to go out like we started with fun, colour and music. This event will be held in the evening and will be all about the glow. We will start and finish around the Baraga Surf Club by having a bright walk or run down to the Basin and back. We will have activities and visual delights along the way that will make you forget that you are walking 4kms. We encourage all entrants to dress and decorate as bright and flashy lights as possible (all in a very safe way) and join us as the sun sets along the Bargara foreshore. Entry is now open and closes 7 April.

This event would not be possible without the support of the following groups: Bargara Progress Association, Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club, Rotary Club of Bargara and Central Queensland University and a number of young community members.

If your service, community group or business are interested in being a stall holder at these events, or you wish to volunteer or help out please complete our stall holder expression of interest form or contact us directly: Andrea - 4130 4175 or Ashleigh - 4130 4150

If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the activities above please contact our Youth Development Officer on 1300 883 699 or youth@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

RE:ACT Youth Month 2016

For RE:ACT Youth Month 2016 Council worked hard to develop a range of workshops and activities for young people across the region. The focus for 2016 was PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE.

With information provided by young people at the 2015 Youth Month Youth Summit and from discussions with schools, youth services and local business, Councils YDO designed a packed month of opportunities for young people to investigate Career Pathways and to see workplaces in action, to gain some helpful tips about resumes, basic car care and how to rent a property.

It wasn't all about learning we also had some other fun with the first 4670# Jam, the Stress Connection At Show and held special activities for YOuth Homelessness Matters Day.

In 2016 our workshops included seeing workplaces in action covering : aged care, hospital, mining, hospitality and an information session from QLD Police Recruiting.

For more information on RE:ACT Youth Month 2016 please contact Bundaberg Regional Council's Youth Development on 4130 4150 or youth@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

 

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