14 Apr Mayor’s Youth Breakfast
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the event marked the start of Youth Week celebrations across the region and was an ideal time to thank youths for their contributions to the community.
“There are many young residents across the Gladstone Region who display leadership skills, success in academic, sporting or cultural endeavours, or who dedicate their time to assist others and organisations,” Councillor Burnett said, “The Mayor’s Youth Breakfast offers an opportunity for these individuals to be congratulated for their efforts while meeting and chatting to other youths in an informal and relaxed social setting.”
The invitation-only breakfast was also attended by Gladstone Regional Council councillors, Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd, members of the Gladstone Region Youth Council and Council’s Youth Development team. Retired Councillor Maxine Brushe was guest speaker at the event and emphasised the benefits of volunteering and giving back to the community.
“Many of the youth who attended already possess leadership qualities and are able to share with other young residents the community value of volunteering,” Cr Burnett said.
The breakfast is one of 14 activities offered as part of Council’s 2016 Youth Week program which runs until April 17. The full program is available on Council’s website
LIKE THE IDEA OF WALKING THROUGH A DESIGNATED BUSH TRACK AND SHOOTING 60 ARCHERY TARGETS AT DIFFERENT DISTANCES?
If you are into archery it’s an event not to be missed.
Gladstone Bowhunters are hosting the 17th Australian Longbow and Recurve Muster on the 30 April – 2 May. The club is located at Lake Awoonga. Participants will travel from all over the East Coast to the event. The club has secured event funding from GRC.