Castlecliff skate competition Youth Committee initiative - 21/04/2011
Wanganui District Council’s Youth Committee invites young people to come along and take part in the Castlecliff Skate Competition on Saturday, April 30.
The skate competition is the first major event by this year’s Youth Committee and has come about as a result of young people asking for a skate competition to be held in Castlecliff, after the successful Kowhai Park competition held in 2010.
Youth Councillors took the opportunity to use the Castlecliff event to assist Yes 2 Youth to raise the profile of the Ake Ake Centre, at 16 Rangiora Street. Once fully established the Ake Ake Centre will be a safe place for local youth to hang out, have fun and be connected to wellbeing services, training and employment programmes.
The competition is open to all young people with categories to suit all levels and styles including skate, scooter and BMX. Registration for the event runs from 10.30am to 11.30am with the competition starting at 11.45am. The $5 registration fee will be used to raise funds for the Ake Ake Centre.
The massive blow up titanic slide will be there and DJ Watties will provide great music for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere. The Youth Committee will provide a free sausage sizzle.
“This is a great event for Wanganui’s young people and our Youth Councillors have worked hard to make it happen,” says Youth Committee Chairman, Cr Jack Bullock.
“They were really keen to run an event in Castlecliff, and being able to promote the Ake Ake Centre as part of the event is a good opportunity. The Youth Committee has already supported the Centre by providing a pool table and other equipment for young people to use and the competition is a way of extending that support – as well making use of the skate park in Castlecliff.”