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Council Connections - 24 March 2021

24th March 2021

What’s On - Youth Week and School Holiday Workshops

Youth Week

Youth Week kicks off on Tuesday 6 April 2021, during school holidays, with an exciting line up of festivities for young people aged 12-25 to get involved in.

To help celebrate our youth in the Hinchinbrook Shire, Council invites young people to be involved in several planned events and workshops to assist them to feel a sense of belonging within the community and be a part of something bigger.

The hope is to capture the energy of young people, and to give our youth a chance to voice their experience through the exciting avenue of creative expression.
Creative workshops will start off with a bang, Dart-Art artwork. Featuring local artist Troy Wyles-Whelan who will lead a bunch of creative enthusiasts in seeing what happens when darts are thrown at balloons filled with paint.

There will be a Paint Ball art game played out on canvas, so bring your own water pistols and it would be advisable to wear your old clothes for this one!

Council will also host Townsville based mural artist Nicky Bidju Pryor @Bidju-Designs for body art where participants can drag their bodies about on canvas.
Artist Kennie Deaner @baret_one_ will bring out the spray cans to create a sign for the Gallery. This is another messy workshop for would be street artists!

There are two free “Now Is The Time” touring workshops being held, presented by Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and available for ages up to 25.

The Hinchinbrook Youth Art Exhibition Opening will be held on Friday 16 April 2021 at 6.00pm. The Exhibition will run until Sunday 16 May 2021 and will showcase the incredible creations produced throughout the Youth Week Workshops. Any other artwork submissions will also be accepted from all youth aged 12 -25.

Don’t miss out, as bookings are essential.

To find out more about these events and to make bookings, please phone 4776 4600 or email council@hinchinbrook. qld.gov.au.

First 5 Forever in Hinchinbrook Corroboree and Baby Welcoming Ceremony

Families are invited to attend the upcoming First 5 Forever in Hinchinbrook Corroboree and Baby Welcoming Ceremony on Saturday 27 March 2021 from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the TYTO Conference and Events Centre.

Join us as we welcome new babies born in our Shire over the last two years.

This culturally significant morning showcases all things great in the Hinchinbrook region, including stories and activities from the First Nations Peoples of the district.

For further information please contact Council on 4776 4600 or visit hinchinbrookway.com.au.

Business Social Networking Event

Catch up with your fellow Hinchinbrook businesses at the next Business Social Networking Event at 5.00pm on Friday 16 April 2021 at the TYTO Restaurant 73-75 McIlwraith Street Ingham.

Come along for a chat, brainstorm and bring to life opportunities to support the business community.

For more information please contact Council on 4776 4600 or visit hinchinbrookway.com.au.

The Hinchinbrook Way Ambassador Program

Ambassadors are continuing to return to volunteering with new Ambassadors commencing in Local History and the Visitor Information Centre.

There are currently 25 Ambassadors volunteering in the various areas around the TYTO Precinct.

Your time is appreciated.

Domestic Waste and Wheelie Bins

Do you know what you should and should not put into your wheelie bins? Do you need to find out if it is recycling week?

Go to the Council website Domestic Waste Collection page to find information and to download the MAMS Group Recycling calendar.

Disaster Dashboard Proves Effective

Data from the recent weather events has shown that people in our community are empowering themselves with information from Council’s Disaster Dashboard.

Page views increased from an average of 800 per day in January 2021, to over 4,200 per day during the latest flooding event in March 2021.

Remember to subscribe to Opt-In email notifications for updates direct to your inbox.

Monster Raffle a Hit!

The $25,000 Monster Raffle is well and truly underway with over 102 businesses having received entry forms and marketing collateral.

The initiative has been well received with some businesses already asking for additional entry form booklets with many residents and visitors alike shopping locally. Don’t forget to put your entries in.

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