City celebrates young people

Media Release 26 March 2019

Youth Week WA is the single largest celebration of young people on the Western Australian youth calendar, running from 13 April to 20 April 2019.

The City of South Perth will celebrate Youth Week WA by hosting free events for 10 to 25 year olds to recognise the positive contributions of young people to our community. 

During the week, the City will offer creative workshops, a showcase of local live music, sports competitions, a skateboarding clinic and a cooking class with former Master Chef contestant Brendan Pang.

City of South Perth Mayor, Sue Doherty said the week-long event was a time when issues important to young people could be discussed, solutions to youth challenges explored and profile the role of young people in our community and acknowledge their achievements.

“Youth Week is a special time showcase the talents and creativity of young people,  recognising the amazing ways that young people help to create vibrant communities.

“I am constantly inspired by the accomplishments, determination and generosity of the young people in our community and beyond.  In energising our City with their enthusiasm they contribute so much, whether it be through volunteering or striving to make a better place for us all.”

The South Perth Youth Network (SPYN) have assisted the City in organising many of this year’s events. Please note, workshops places are limited and priority is given to City of South Perth residents and local students aged between 10 to 25 years old.

Zine Workshop

2-4pm, Saturday 13 April
Manning Library, Manning
Ever wanted to write, illustrate or design your own magazine?  A zine is a self-published mini-magazine created entirely by you. We’ll show you how to take this first step into the wonderful world of self-publishing and help you design a magazine tailored to what you like and what you believe the world should see.
Free. Book now.

Lazy Sunday

5.30-8.30pm, Sunday 14 April
South Perth Community Hall, South Perth 

Enjoy a Lazy Sunday evening listening to some great tunes from local bands and DJs. If you’re feeling energetic challenge your friends on the wipe out style sweeper called the meltdown.
Free. Find out more.

Beach Volleyball & BBQ

2-5pm, Monday 15 April
South Perth Foreshore, South Perth
Head down to Sir James Mitchel Park for an afternoon of beach volleyball, bocce and beats. South Perth Youth Network will be cooking up a free feed for all to enjoy.  Bring your mates and soak up the fun.
Free. Find out more.

Basketball 3v3 & Skills Comp

1-3pm (10-13 years) and 3.30-5.30pm (for 14 years and over), Tuesday 16 April
George Burnett Leisure Centre, Karawara

Join us for an afternoon of 3 on 3 hoops and skills competitions. Prizes and giveaways for best shooter, most skilled and best team player. All players welcome with grading done on the day.
Free. Book now.

Skateboarding Clinic

9-11am, Wednesday 17 April
Manning Skate Park, Karawara
City of South Perth & Skateboarding WA will host a free skateboarding clinic at Manning Skate Park in Karawara. All ages and all skill levels welcome, including first timers. We start on the grass, do some warm up games to develop skills and balance then move to the flat concretes areas.  Skateboards, helmets and wrist guards provided. 
Free. Book now.

Dumpling Workshop with Brendan Pang

3-4.30pm, Thursday 18 April
Manning Community Hall, Manning
Join former MasterChef contestant Brendan Pang to learn how to make his famous dumplings. Brendan will teach you the technics to making dumpling dough from scratch and show you the tricks to assembling, cooking and eating.
Free. Book now.

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