Festival Ambassador highlights education and volunteering benefits

Published Monday, 13th March 2017

Dylan Rass is one of the latest performers to be announced for Bring It On Festival.
Dylan Rass is one of the latest performers to be announced for Bring It On! Festival.

Bring It On! Festival Ambassador said Fairfield City Council’s major Youth Week event is leading the support of youth development.

Fairfield City Council Youth Advisory Committee member and Canley Vale resident, Rhonda Ung, 20, is a 2017 Bring It On! Festival  Ambassador.

Ung brings experience as a three-time Bring It On! Festival volunteer, offering her skills as an amateur photographer, a skill she has nurtured since first volunteering in 2014. Ung said the event is a great chance to support the youth community.

“Whether it’s for their career or personal growth, Bring It On! Festival is an awesome opportunity to connect young people with community organisations and services that will help their future decision-making,” Ung said.

“We’ve already filled our volunteer positions, but the Festival’s Youth Service Providers ensure a balance of great entertainment and education for those attending. I understand that one of the Sponsors is even offering a hair apprenticeship.”

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone confirmed the exciting announcements in the lead up to the largest Youth Week in NSW aren’t over.

“This year we have had an overwhelming response from people wishing to volunteer and it’s exciting that this Festival Ambassador brings volunteer experience to the role,” Mayor Carbone said.

“I’m excited to also announce that singer Dylan Rass will join our great line-up of youth talent from across Australia, while Fat Pizza and Housos creator and actor Paul Fenech will MC the dance competition.”

The Bring It On! Festival entertainment line-up also includes performances from In Stereo, Vlado Saric, The Fisher Boys, Sisters Doll, Yours Truly, Jordan Dibou and Olina Loau, while Mashd N Kutcher and DJ Discretion will be leading the Dance Party.

Festival-goers will enjoy spectacular cultural performances, bounce around on trampolines, test out an Eastern Creek race car simulator or get involved in sports, yard games or skating. There’s face painting for kids, a chance to have a go at the controls with the robotics display, and a dance competition judged by some of Sydney’s dance elite. To top it off, there will be plenty of giveaways and other great prizes.

Drawing crowds of thousands to Fairfield Showground annually, this year’s festival will be held on Sunday 9 April, 10.30am-7.30pm.

Free all-day shuttle bus transport will operate from Cabramatta, Canley Vale and Fairfield train stations. Bring It On! Festival is an all ages, drug and alcohol-free event.

Bring It On! Festival is supported by young people with many of Council’s Youth Advisory Committee getting involved. Over 100 youth volunteers have the opportunity to develop skills such as sound production, photography, videography and event management.

For more information go to www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/bringiton or connect with Bring It On! Festival on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @BringItOnFest.