Youth Week 2017

Following the success of the NSW Youth Week program, Youth Week became a National event in 2000 and the rest as they say, is history!

Youth Week invites the City of Wagga Wagga to bring the young people in our community to the forefront with the 2017 theme being 'Get Involved, Be Heard, Make a Difference!'. It provides them with an opportunity to take part in organising inclusive activities and events that embody and celebrates the diverse interests, skills and talents of our young people! The City of Wagga Wagga is proud to support NSW Youth Week, along with the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments.

NSW Youth Week 2017 in Wagga sees a variety of fun, interesting and diverse events and activities on offer! There's safer driving lessons for the learners, something for the sports minded, workshops for the creative arts, concert for the music lovers and so much more!!

The City of Wagga Wagga would like to thank the supporting community organisations and businesses in collaborating to assist in delivering these events. These include: Mission Australia, headspace, Eastern Riverina Arts, NRMA, Riverina Community College, AFL and the Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga.

To find out more information about the events and how to register, please find the complete 2017 Youth Week Program below.

2017 PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH 2017

NRMA Safer Driver Information Session

The NRMA has come on board to provide a free Safer Driver lesson for youth throughout the 2017 Youth Week celebrations. To register and access your free lesson on either Thursday 30 March or Friday 31 March, you and your parent/guardian/carer must attend an information session on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at the Civic Centre at 4pm.

When: Wednesday 29 March 
Time: 4pm- 5.30pm
Where: Civic Centre
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential: To register for your free driving lesson, you need to attend this information session with your parent/guardian/carer. To attend the information session, please register by contacting: City of Wagga Wagga Youth Development Officer Sarah Lehman on (02) 6926 9357

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THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2017

NRMA Safer Driver Lessons

In order to register and access your free lesson throughout the day, you and your parent/guardian/carer must have attended the information session on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

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FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017

OFFICE GIG- EASTERN RIVERINA ARTS PRESENTS CAITLYN DAVIS 

Eastern Riverina Arts are opening their doors to showcase one of Wagga’s most talented upcoming artists Take in the intimate vibe of the small space, listening to the dreamy tunes of the 2016 Talent Quest winner Caitlyn Davis.

When: Friday 31 March 2017
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Where:
Eastern Riverina Arts Office- 98 Fitzmaurice St, Wagga Wagga
Cost:
Free

Bookings are essential: Places are limited. To book your spot, register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/office-gig-caitlyn-davis-tickets-32424766349

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MOVIE NIGHT- A DISNEY CLASSIC

Join us for this free all ages movie night to watch the incredible 2016 remake of the Jungle Book. It’s the same classic tale, but with animals that look so realistic you will feel like you are right there in the jungle with Mowgli!

When: Friday 31 March 2017
Where: Civic Centre
Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: Free

SATURDAY 1 APRIL 2017

MULTICULTURAL MURAL (ART WORKSHOP)

The Multicultural Council Wagga Wagga has moved into new digs and are looking to brighten up their space. Join in on the fun as community worker Thom Paton leads the creation of a mural that will reflect the many diverse cultural groups that make up our community!

When: Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April
Where:
Multicultural Council Wagga Wagga Offices, 18 Station Place
Time: 11am-3pm
Cost:
Free

Bookings are essential: To register your spot, please contact Multicultural Council Community Development Officer, Thom Paton, on (02) 6921 6666 or comdevelop@mcww.org.au

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GRAFFITI WORKSHOP

Join the Kooringal Community Hub who are putting on a Graffiti workshop! Learn about graffiti techniques from a professional artist and enjoy a free BBQ lunch

When: Saturday 1 April
Where: Zeigler Takeaway, Zeigler Avenue Kooringal
Time: 11am - 2pm
Contact:
Claire Kendall, Kooringal Hub Coordinator on 0466 491 431

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SUNDAY 2 APRIL 2017

YOGA IN THE PARK

Join local young Yoga instructor Madeleine Powley for a free morning of Yoga in the Park. Relax, unwind and meditate the mind!

When: Sunday 2 April
Where:
Victory Memorial Gardens
Time:
10am-11am
Cost:
Free

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MONDAY 3 APRIL 2017

AFL ABORIGINAL YOUTH SKILLS WORKSHOP

Join the AFL crew for a fun and intense afternoon skills workshop, where you will learn about all things footy! For ages 13 years and older, this will give you an opportunity to try out Australian rules if you haven’t before, or brush up on your skills if you consider yourself a pro.

When: Monday 3 April
Time:
4pm-5pm
Where: Ashmont Oval
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential: Places are limited. To book your spot, contact City of Wagga Wagga Youth Development Officer Sarah Lehman on (02) 6926 9357 or lehman.sarah@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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ANIMATION COMPETITION (TALKING TRASH) WORKSHOP

Join Eastern Riverina Arts to learn more about their animation competition Talking Trash. From environmental issues to sustainability, the competition aims to promote critical thinking about resources and waste management but in a fresh and creative way! There are prizes to be won for entering your video - don’t ‘waste’ your chance to take part..

When: Monday 3 April
Time: 4pm-7pm
Where:
Eastern Riverina Arts Office- 98 Fitzmaurice St, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential: Places are limited. To book your spot, contact the Eastern Riverina Arts office on (02) 6921 6890

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TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2017

AFL MULTICULTURAL YOUTH SKILLS WORKSHOP

Join the AFL crew for a fun and intense afternoon skills workshop, where you will learn about all things footy! For ages 13 years and older, this will give you an opportunity to try out Australian rules if you haven’t before, or brush up on your skills if you consider yourself a pro.

When: Tuesday 4 April
Time:
4pm-5pm
Where: Chambers Park, Tolland
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential: Places are limited. To book your spot, contact City of Wagga Wagga Youth Development Officer Sarah Lehman on (02) 6926 9357 or lehman.sarah@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL 2017

AFL GIRLS ONLY SKILLS WORKSHOP

Join the AFL crew for a fun and intense afternoon skills workshop, where you will learn about all things footy! For ages 13 years and older, this will give you an opportunity to try out AFL if you haven’t before, build on your skills and show how much girls rule!

When: Wednesday 5 April
Time:
4pm-5pm
Where: Bolton Park
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential: Places are limited. To book your spot, contact City of Wagga Wagga Youth Development Officer Sarah Lehman on (02) 6926 9357 or lehman.sarah@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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THURSDAY 6 APRIL 2017

FREE BREAKFAST - MISSION AUSTRALIA

Mission Australia are providing a free breakfast for anyone making their way to school that day!
Drop by the Tolland Hub, say hello and pick yourself up some bacon and eggs!

When: Thursday 6 April
Time:
From 7.30am
Where: Tolland Community Hub, 41 Bruce St, Tolland
Cost
: FREE

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AFL AUSKICK WORKSHOP

Join the AFL crew for a fun afternoon Auskick workshop, where you will learn about all things footy! For those aged five to12 years, it is designed to be an introduction to how much fun AFL can be!

When: Thursday 6 April
Time:
4pm-5pm
Where: Bolton Park
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential: Places are limited. To book your spot, contact City of Wagga Wagga Youth Development Officer Sarah Lehman on (02) 6926 9357 or lehman.sarah@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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FRIDAY 7 APRIL 2017

FREE BREAKFAST - MISSION AUSTRALIA

Mission Australia are providing a free breakfast for anyone making their way to school that day!
Drop by the Kooringal Hub, say hello and pick yourself up some bacon and eggs!

When: Friday 7 April
Time:
From 7.30am
Where: Kooringal Community Hub, 6 Wilga Street, Kooringal
Cost
: FREE

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ELECTRONIC DANCE WORKSHOP WITH SACA LA MOIS DJ (MOSES ITEN)

Saca La Mois DJ!! (a.k.a Moses Iten) is a Melbourne-based dance floor-obsessed DJ, specialising in beats and the latest remixes sourced straight from producers in Buenos Aires, London, San Paulo, Paris etc. His mixes have been commissioned by ABC Radio National, Germany (Funkhaus Europa) and Austria (FM4).

Join the multi-talented DJ Moses Iten for a hands-on and creative musical journey!
Whether you already play an instrument, want to rap or are a percussionist- this workshop is for you! All youth with varying musical backgrounds are welcome to come along and try their hand at building new musical skills and knowledge with the best of the best. For ages 15 years and older.

When: Friday 7 April
Time:
2pm-4.30pm
Where:
Riverina Community College Recording Studio, 96 Murray St
Cost:
$10
Bookings are essential: Places are limited. To book your spot, contact City of Wagga Wagga Youth Development Officer Sarah Lehman on (02) 6926 9357 or lehman.sarah@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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MOVIE NIGHT – FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC!



Reminisce about the good old days of vinyl and with a killer soundtrack - what’s not to love about High Fidelity? Or maybe you want to look back at the creation of one of the biggest groups in rap history NWA and some of the biggest names of hip hop - Dr Dre, Eazy-E and Ice Cube with Straight Outta Compton. Well, you can get the best of both worlds with this movie night!
For ages 15 years and older

When: Friday 7 April
Time:
6pm- midnight
Where:
Civic Centre
Cost: Free
Please Note: High Fidelity is rated M and Straight Outta Compton is rated MA15+. You may be required to produce ID at the door to ensure you are 15 years and older.

SATURDAY 8 APRIL 2017

HIP HOP AND LYRIC WORKSHOP WITH PHILLY

Having performed on Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ and winner of the 2014 National Indigenous Music Award through Triple J’s Unearthed, Philly is a master lyricist. With this year’s Youth Week theme being ‘Get Involved, Be Heard, Make a Difference’, this is your chance to get a crash course in all things hip hop from a professional artist. For ages 15 years and older. 
When: Saturday 8 April
Time:
1pm-3.30pm
Where:
Riverina Community College Recording Studio, 96 Murray St
Cost:
$10
Bookings are essential: Places are limited. To book your spot, contact City of Wagga Wagga Youth Development Officer Sarah Lehman on (02) 6926 9357 or lehman.sarah@wagga.nsw.gov.au

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Youth Vaccine Hip Hop Video Launch- Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Excitement is building for the screening of the locally filmed and recorded youth video. City of Wagga Wagga has partnered with Murrumbidgee Local Health District for the launch of the much anticipated, Whatchya Gunna Do? youth vaccine hip hop video, during youth week.

When: Saturday 8 April
Time:
From 4 pm
Where:
The City of Wagga Wagga Council Chambers, Cnr Baylis and Morrow St

This project is an initiative of NSW Health, Murrumbidgee Local Health District:

YOUTH WEEK CONCERT FEATURING PHILLY AND SACA LA MOIS DJ (MOSES ITEN)

To wrap up Youth Week in style, Philly, Centennial and Moses Iten will be performing a concert.
Dane Simpson will MC and a BBQ will be on offer, provided by Mission Australia. There will be food for sale on the night from the much loved Guzman Y Gomez and activities run by headspace, including Puzzle Tower, giant hopscotch, stress ball making and a chance to paint your hand print on the youth week canvas! This is a free, all ages event where all community members are welcomed to come and celebrate young people, the future of our community!

When: Saturday 8 April
Time:
6pm-10pm
Where:
Music Bowl, Botanic Gardens
Cost: Free

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