Bega colour run one of many Youth Week events throughout the Bega Valley

Youth Week was off to a flying start on Tuesday as over a hundred children and their parents descended on the Bega Recreation Ground for a colour run event. 

The colourful event included hula-hooping, hair chalk colouring, a free barbecue for kids, a visit from Fire and Rescue NSW and a cycling workshop by Katungul that provided a free helmet to each participant. 

The colour run follows a similar event held in Eden on Monday. NSW Youth Week celebrations run from April 13-22. 

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. 

Events across the Bega Valley are being organised by the Bega Valley Youth Services Network. 

Campbell Page engaged with young people across the Bega Valley to ask them what events they wanted to during Youth Week, and the response was overwhelmingly in favour of a colour run. 

Youth Week 2018 events calendar

Friday, April 20

Skate, scoot and SUP workshops and competition

If you want to learn how to ride a skateboard, scooter or a stand up paddleboard, head down to Bermagui skatepark and oval for workshops running from 9:30am. 

For experienced riders, two competitions will also be held at the skatepark to decide the best skater and the best scooter trick on the day. 

from 10:30am to 2:30pm, games of bubble soccer will also be held, alongside other games and a barbecue lunch. 

To book your place in the SUP workshop, phone 0427 127 118.

Disability Trust pool party

From 6pm to 9pm, young people from across the shire are invited to have a splash at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre’s pool party event in Pambula. 

The Disability Trust is hosting a night of free games, prizes, karaoke, disco and a barbecue for young people to get together and have a fun evening out.

The pool party will be a fun event for the whole community. Contact Shane Johnson to RSVP or find out more: 6492 3222 or shane.johnson@disabilitytrust.org.au.

Saturday, April 21

My Town photo treasure hunt

From Saturday to Monday, the South East Women and Children’s Service (SEWACS) is asking young people to capture the visual treasures of the region. 

In teams of three to four people, young treasure hunters will follow the clues released through SEWACS Facebook page, take a selfie with the treasure and upload their image to Instagram using the hashtag #mytownyouth18.

The winning team receives a group prize valued at $250. The major prize is a smartphone photo printer. All participants go in the draw for a chance to win other bonus prizes. 

The hunts will take place from Bermagui and down to Eden. For more details and to register, visit the SEWACS Facebook page. The first clue is released on April 19. 

Sunday, April 22

Come and try archery

The Bega Valley Archers are holding a novelty shoot at Columbo Park in Bemboka during Youth Week to give young people in the Bega Valley the opportunity to try many different forms of archery sport.

The workshop will run between 10am and 3pm. All equipment is supplied and the event will be supervised by experienced senior archers and club coaches. A free sausage sizzle will be included on the day. 

For more information, contact the Bega Valley Archers president, James Murray, on 0459 930 415.