Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging the community to get involved in a host of activities and events that are planned for Youth Week 2016.
Youth Week will run in the school holidays from Friday 8 April until Sunday 17 April.
The annual event provides an important opportunity to celebrate the achievements, vitality and strength of young people and to acknowledge their contribution to community life.
Mayor Joanna Gash said that Council, in partnership with local services and groups, have an overwhelming amount of events packed into this year’s schedule.
“There will be forums, competitions, theatrical performances, gym workouts, waterslides, swims, awards, art workshops and much, much more,” said Clr Gash.
“This year’s celebrations will also include the inaugural Young Coasties Festival at beautiful Culburra Beach on the weekend of 16-17 April.”
“Young Coasties is an exciting new two day celebration of sport, art, culture, surfing and music.”
“It is a fully inclusive event designed to give infants, youth, teenagers and young adults access to free activities, sport, events and entertainment.”
“There are plenty of activities planned for the Saturday of the Young Coasties Festival including free football and cricket coaching clinics at the Crookhaven Sports Oval.”
“On Sunday, among many things, the Festival will offer free surfing lessons for beginners as well as an exciting showcase of local musicians and local youth bands in the afternoon.”
“Some of the Youth Week events have limited numbers, so I encourage young people to check out the schedule of events ahead of time.”
Mayor Gash said all youth week events and activities will be drug and alcohol free and will be conducted in a safe manner under full supervision.
For more information on local Youth Week events visit www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au/events and select Shoalhaven City Council from the council search box.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170