Sunday, 29 May 2022

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The Mallee’s first Youth Film Festival is here!

The Fairfax Youth Initiative (FYI) presents its very first festival of films written by local young people in a free event open to all ages at Swan Hill Town PACC on Saturday, 28 May. The festival includes 18 short films featuring young people aged 13-19 from Swan Hill, Wycheproof, Sea …

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Fairfax Youth Initiative is back in 2022

Fairfax Youth Initiative (FYI) is offering two-hour introductory workshops to schools in the region in Term 2 (from 16 May to 27 May), 2022. Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Jade Benham said Council was delighted to be supporting Fairfax Youth Initiative again this year and encouraged local schools to …

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Empowering Youth in the region

Swan Hill Rural City Council’s Empower Youth Program works with young people aged 12-25 who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from family, education and/or community. The program strives to connect disadvantaged young people to opportunities to allow them to develop and grow. Swan Hill Rural City Council’s recently …

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Youth artwork set to go virtual

Preparation is underway for a virtual youth art gallery following the cancellation of Swan Hill’s Youth Arts Festival (YAF) 2020, traditionally held in October. A Virtual Gallery will be live from Monday, 16 November as part of Victorian Youth Week Celebrations. Swan Hill Rural City Council’s Youth Support Officer Will …

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Introducing 2020 Youth Arts Festival Ambassador

Luca Devlin has been announced as the ambassador for Swan Hill’s Youth Arts Festival 2020. Youth Arts Festival is an annual one day event celebrating the talents of young people in our community. Swan Hill Rural City Council’s Youth Support Officer Will Burns said the festival will look different this …

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L2P given green light

The future of Council’s L2P Learner Driver Program is secure for another four years, thanks to a recent State Government funding announcement. Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford made the announcement earlier this month, highlighting the success of the state-wide program, it’s contributions to road safety and …

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Fresh faces at Youth Inc

The youth of our region are in good hands, with two new additions to Council’s Youth Support Services team. Swan Hill locals Hope Patty and Will Burns both joined the team this year and are passionate about supporting, encouraging and giving voices to local young people. Taking up the position …

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Applications close soon for Scholarship Program

Tertiary and TAFE students have the chance to gain quality work placement and access financial support for their studies through Swan Hill Rural City Council’s scholarship program. Applications are now open for the program, which is designed to help local students financially, and encourage them to return to the region …

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Sea Scouts step up in fruit fly fight

The Lake Boga Sea Scouts are doing their bit to help the fruit fly fight. Residents will now be able to register to have fruit collected from their backyard trees if they are unable to do it themselves due to ill health or physical limitations. The sea scouts will visit …

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