St Joseph’s Youth Service co-ordinator Gerina Appo.
St Joseph’s Youth Service co-ordinator Gerina Appo. John Gass

It's all about our youth

ST Joseph’s Youth Service will kick off an action-packed Youth Week tonight at Goodwin Park.

Coolheads Street Outreach Service, under the auspices of St Joseph’s Youth Service, will host a skate,

scooter and BMX competition from 7pm DST.

“The competition is free and open to all ages,” co-ordinator Gerina Appo said.

“We will have three divisions – under-13, under-16 and open.

“But you don’t have to compete, it’s open for all people just to come and support the event.”

The night will include a free barbecue, slackline tight-rope walking activities and entertainment by PCrew.

“PCrew is made up of two local boys, Ben and Chenicki Paulson, who do a bit of hip-hop music,” Ms Appo said.

“We had about 80 people turn up for our inaugural event last year so we’re hoping to have that many again.”

Ms Appo said they would also hold a free barbecue at three different locations on Wednesday as part of Youth Homeless Matters Day.

“The events will run from 11am to 3pm at Centrelink at South Tweed Heads, the Cabarita Youth Service and Nortec Youth Service in Murwillumbah.

“People are encouraged to come down and show their support for this cause and complete a postcard that will be sent onto the Prime Minister and be added to the collection created over the past two years.

“We’ve also got some mannequins which we’re going to dress-up to look homeless to help people visualise the issue.”

What’s on

Tonight: Skate competition at Goodwin Park, Coolangatta.

Wednesday: Youth Homelessness Matters Day.

Friday: Cabarita Youth Service’s community garden opening.

Sunday, April 10: Skate competition at Murwillumbah.



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