Roll into the #SO_MY_FEST event

16/10/2018 12:00 AM

​Young people get yourself down to Manjin Park from 10am on Saturday 27 October 2018 to join in the festivities of Youth Week. The Shire of Manjimup Youth Network will host a free #SO_MY_FEST festival day which will feature a range of fun activities, live music, food and stalls.

In addition to Skateboarding WA workshops and mini comps, the activities will include a 7 meter stunt jump, mosaicing, kokedama, graffiti workshops, dunk tank, henna art and a petting zoo. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Dave and the young performers from the Bridgetown Sing School. Manjimup Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service in conjunction with St John Ambulance will be conducting a simulated accident rescue.

The youth festival, has been working its way around different towns over the last four years. Celebrations have already taken place in Pemberton, Walpole, Quinninup, and Northcliffe with Manjimup being the feature town for 2018. "One third of our local population is classified as youth, which is the age group of 12 -25 year olds. They are our future and this event is about engaging them, as well as acknowledging, appreciating and celebrating the valuable contribution they make in all of our communities," said Shire President Paul Omodei.

This year the festival is extra special as it incorporates the long awaited Manjin Rec Plaza. "The rec plaza is a major piece of the Town Centre Revitalisation Project and has been a very long time on the drawing board for Manjimup's youth. The rec plaza has become an extremely popular meeting place for our youth since opening to the public in late February 2018, it is tremendous to see the activity and hear the buzz of our youth enjoying their plaza after school and on weekends" added Cr Omodei.

The event has only been made possible with funding from the Dept. of Communities, Shire of Manjimup, Local Drug Action Group, and the Road Safety Commission. The event is also supported by the Northcliffe Family & Community Centre, Enable WA, Quinninup Community Association, the Manjimup Community Resource Centre and Act-Belong-Commit.  

The Mottram Street car park will be closed to make room for all the activities so we suggest people utilise the vacant land behind the Woolworths service station, the shopping centre car park or at Coronation Park off Giblett Street to park their cars. Free transport is available from Pemberton, Northcliffe and Walpole by calling 9771 7777. Please book by Thursday 25th October, bookings for transport are essential.


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Contact for comment: Paul Omodei, Shire President
Contact: 0448 810 773

Page reviewed: 29 Oct 2018 11:18am