Youth Week provides activities for all

Published Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Bring It On DJ entertains the crowd during Youth Week.

Fairfield City Council will host an array of free activities for the youth community in celebration of National Youth Week, held between 31 March and 9 April.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, says it is important for Council to get involved with NSW Youth Week.

“Being a part of Youth Week is a huge opportunity for Council to connect with young people, provide great entertainment and education, confidence and skills opportunities that will benefit our City’s future leaders,” Mayor Carbone said.

“In line with this year’s theme for Youth Week, ‘Get Involved, be heard, make a difference,’ I’m proud to see Council’s Youth Advisory Committee has been the steering committee for the multi-event program, having a say in the planning and even hosting their own event.”

Kicking off Youth Week in celebration, Fairfield Youth and Community Centre will host Friday Night Live, an afternoon of sports competitions, trampolining, movies, board and arcade games. Make sure you stay for DJ Kasshmunny from 7pm.
Fairfield Youth and Community Centre, 55 Vine St, Fairfield
Friday 31 March, 4pm-10pm

Explore different ways to get fit, strong and feel badass, with Invincible Worldwide Presents: 6 New Ways to Train, which includes tricking, martial arts, calisthenics, weight training, Acrobatics, and Parkour! Learn how to trick, flip, lift, takedown, jump, pull and other cool skills from each style of training and have it recorded for your new social media profile pic! All levels welcome.
Invincible HQ, 1/30 Elizabeth St Wetherill Park
Sunday 2 April, 1pm

Dealing with topics such as racism, sexism, sexuality, politics and self-esteem, the Have Your Say workshop will help participants develop responses through poetry. The second part of the workshop will be tailored around the art of performance, with activities to improve pitch, projection, spatial awareness, and command the attention of an audience. 
Prairiewood Youth and Community Centre, 194-222 Restwell Rd, Prairiewood 
Tuesday 4 April, 4pm-6pm

Cook like a pro at Ministry Cook Off, a fun, hands-on experience where you can create your own healthy desserts, with prizes to be won for the most creative budding chefs.
Wednesday 5 April, 4pm and 5.30pm
Jamie’s Ministry of Food, Stockland Wetherill Park, 561-583 Polding St, Wetherill Park

Tap into a part of history at a Henna Body Art Workshop, which covers the beauty of henna art and application. Participants will learn special techniques in designing and creating henna patterns before applying their new skills on themselves or their friends.
Ages 13-18 years. Registration required, call 9725 0333.
Fairfield Library, 17 Kenyon Street, Fairfield, Tuesday 4 April, 4pm-5.30pm
Bonnyrigg Library, 100 Bonnyrigg Ave, Bonnyrigg, Thursday 6 April, 4pm-5.30pm

As part of the Youth Art Competition and Exhibition, youth can submit their work to STARTTS before 4 April for judging by popular vote and established artists on 7 April.
Fairfield Youth and Community Centre, 55 Vine St, Fairfield
Until Friday 7 April, 3pm-6pm

Experience the musical talent of young people from Fairfield City at Live at the Bonnyrigg Youth Centre.
Bonnyrigg Youth Centre, 28 Bonnyrigg Ave, Bonnyrigg
Friday 7 April, 5pm-8pm

Crowds at Council’s flagship Youth Week event, Bring It On! Festival, will see big-name performances from In Stereo, Vlado Saric, The Fisher Boys, Mashd N Kutcher and more, with plenty of entertainment including workshops, carnival rides and Youth Services activities. Behind the scenes, many young people have participated in Council’s extensive Bring It On! Voices Youth Leadership and Development Program since late last year.
Fairfield Showground, 443 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood
Sunday 9 April, 10.30am-7.30pm

Bubble Soccer involves two teams climbing into inflatable bubbles and playing soccer, except there are no faults, no yellow cards and no penalties! It’s all about smashing into each other, bouncing around and doing anything within your power to stop your opponent from scoring a goal. Tackle, body slam, roll around – you name it, the bubbles keep it fun and safe. Participants will need to complete a waiver form and bring it with them on the day – players under 16 years require a parent or guardian signature.
Ages 12-18 years. Registration required, call 9725 0333.
Cabra Vale Memorial Park, 151 Railway Parade, Cabramatta, Monday 10 April, 11am-2pm
Players to meet at Whitlam Library at 10.15am.

Running over three days, players battle it out for a spot in the grand final on day three of the Super Smash Bros Autumn Tournament. Prizes are awarded to the grand final and runner up winners.
Ages 12-24 years. Registration required, call 9725 0333.
Whitlam Library, 165 Railway Parade, Cabramatta, Tuesday 11-13 April, 11am–4pm

Bringing the best of youth culture to one great event, Dream Big features a basketball and volleyball comps, live DJ, henna art, food and prizes.
Bonnyrigg Skate Park, Elizabeth Drive, Bonnyrigg
Wednesday 12 April, 12pm-4pm