Givin’ back … again

August 25, 2008

On a night in early April this year, a magical event happened at The Roxy. The event was called “The Givin’ Back Concert,” organized by fifteen year old Steve Williams to raise money for Touriandi Aged Care Hostel.

The Givin’ Back Concert was a showcase of music, song and dance. It provided a unique opportunity for the community to be dazzled by the enthusiasm, passion and unbridled talent of a group of young performers from Bingara and beyond as they said “thank you” to the older generation who they felt had given them so much.

For those fortunate enough to have attended, it was a truly unforgettable event.
There were many highlights that night, one of which was a performance titled “Interaction” which saw a couple in their 60s and a teenage couple ballroom dancing. Following the first set the couples exchanged partners. The dancing was symbolic of the need for the older and younger generations to come together; to learn from one another and to have fun together. It was a very simple yet moving performance which left the community as a whole spellbound.

On Sunday August 31, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the excitement of the concert all over again when it will be shown at The Roxy on the big screen. This is a screening for those who were unable to attend the live performance, as well as for those who want to relive the magic all over again. It is a chance to once again celebrate the young people of our community, while helping to support our older generation.

It was a great thrill to all that the Givin’ Back concert raised over $4000 for Touriandi. Once again, all proceeds from the screening will go to Touriandi.

The screening will be shown on Sunday August 31 beginning at 2:30pm and will be followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea provided by the Friends of Touriandi. Tickets to the screening: $7. Afternoon tea: $5.

Don’t miss the opportunity to support this worthy event. It is events such as this that creates strong community spirit and makes Bingara proud of its young people and what they can achieve.