Posted: Apr 08, 2014

Youth Week 2014 ‐ Festival of Youth II

Dorset Council will again be running a Festival of Youth this Friday 11th April at the Scottsdale Recreation Ground.

Dorset Council’s Youth and Recreation Officer, Mathew Handy said the event is a chance for the community to come together to celebrate Dorset’s young people.

“It’s also an opportunity for our community to enjoy a fun-filled evening, without putting too much strain on the household budget.

“Last year’s Festival of Youth was a roaring success proving the community are enthusiastic about these types of activities; hence the Festival of Youth II.” said Mr Handy.

This year there will be many free activities for people to get involved in including Laser Tag, Jumping Castles, Zorb Ball Rides, a Circus Skills workshop and more.  Entertainment will be provided by local talent Taylah Duffy and Australia’s Got Talent Finalist Reuben Koops who will perform tracks from his new CD.

The Festival of Youth II is a part of Dorset’s Youth Week Celebrations which kicked off on Friday 4th April at the Scottsdale Pool with a pool party.  The event was very well attended by 120 people despite the cooler weather.

“The forecast for this Friday is for a little rain but this won’t stop the festival going ahead.  I suggest people bring a coat just in case” added Mr Handy.

What:   Festival of Youth II

When:  Friday 11th April 2014

Time:    3:30pm to 8:30pm

Where:  Scottsdale Recreation Ground

Who:     Everyone is invited - particularly Dorset’s Youth

Cost:    Free entry, and free activities

This Year’s Free Activities

The music line up for this year’s event looks like this:

3.30pm – 4.00pm             - Local Musician Taylah Duffy

4.00pm – 5:30pm             - Ryan Williams Duo

5:30pm – 6:45pm             - Local DJ – DJ Collis

6:45pm – 8.00pm             - Reuben Koops & his band

Food: The Swifts Netball Club will provide a BBQ on the night with all proceeds going towards their junior club members’ end of year celebrations. Soft drinks will also be available to buy.

Festival of Youth II is a Smoke, Alcohol & Drug free event.

 For more information please contact Mathew on (03) 6352 6500 or mhandy@dorset.tas.gov.au