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Youth Week - Council Hosts a Range of Free Activities

Media Release
16 April 2019

City of Darwin is celebrating Northern Territory Youth Week by offering a range of free activities and events from 12 to 17 April, through their Launch program.
Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis encouraged young people, from 12 to 25 years of age, to get involved and attend the many activities being hosted during Youth Week. 
“Youth Week is a fantastic initiative and City of Darwin, through our Launch program, is proud to present a range of activities that will have broad appeal.” said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis.
“This year, for the first time we are hosting a movie night at Nightcliff Pool - ‘Dive in Movie’, which I’m sure will be a real hit.”

City of Darwin's Launch team seek to provide young people across Darwin with opportunities to participate in our community through event training, pop up gigs, skate competitions, career development for emerging producers and general skills building.

Youth Week Launch events have been developed by young people, for young people and include include ‘Dive in Movie’, ‘Pre-Heat’ social skate, ‘Street Heat’ skate competition, ‘Project Cosplay: Foam Armour’ foam armour crafting and ‘Couch Surfing’.

“Coach Surfing is back again this year” said Lord Mayor Vatskalis “We partner with Anglicare NT for these popular races; to have fun and in 2019 to highlight the resilience of young people affected by homelessness.”

For more information -
Youth Week Activities – FREE activities hosted by City of Darwin
Friday 12 April

Pre Heat  - social skate with pro skater Renton Millar

Leanyer Skate Park, 5-7pm, recommended 13yrs+
Snacks provided
Come and watch pro skater Renton Millar show his skills and have a shred yourself, a social skate session
Contact Teresa Helm (City of Darwin Youth Engagement Officer)  m/ 0400 779 066

Friday 12 April

Dive in Movie – Black Panther movie

Nightcliff Pool, 6-10pm, recommended 15-25yrs
Light meal  provided, bring extra $ for snacks
Live music, local shorts and a full length movie
Contact - Lisa Burnett (City of Darwin Coordinator Youth Programs)  m/ 0478 479 845

Saturday 13 April

Street Heat – hosted by pro skater Renton Millar

Skate/Scooter/Quads/BMX Competition
Jingili Water Gardens Skate Park, 3-7pm, age division comps
Food van on site, spectators welcome
Contact - Teresa Helm (City of Darwin Youth Engagement Officer)  m/ 0400 779 066

Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 April

Project Cosplay: Foam Armour

A two part workshop for young people interested in entering the world of cosplay or foam armour crafting
Casuarina Library, 1-5pm, recommended 13yrs+
Bookings essential and must attend both days
Contact - Nicole Nurse (City of Darwin Libraries)   p/ 8930 0207

Wednesday 17 April

Coach Surfing – in partnership with Anglicare

Teams race decorated couches to raise awareness of youth homelessness for Youth Homelessness Matters Day
Civic Park, 10am-2pm, racing from 11am
Live entertainment, food stalls, spectators welcome
Contact - Morgan Faulkner (Anglicare NT)   m/ 0439 985 173

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