May 16, 2022

Celebrating young people, Youth Week 2022 was marked with an exciting day of fun and activity. Thanks to funding from Department of Communities and Justice, young people from across the Gwydir Shire came together to spend a full day out in Bingara.

Around 30 young people came from across the Gwydir Shire to take part in Youth Week activities hosted by Gwydir Shire Council

“We had an entire day of free activities that was put on as part of Youth Week. After last year’s colour run in Warialda, this time we chose to offer a horse ride, picnic lunch and activities, with a movie to finish,” said Youth Services Coordinator, Chloe Taylor.

With a courtesy bus running from Warialda, thanks to Bilsborough’s Bus Service, around 30 people enjoyed the day, starting with a 2-hour horse ride along the Gwydir River, thanks to Wades Horses. Whilst many had done this before, for some it was their first horse ride, and with fantastic autumn weather, was a great experience.

Upon their return, a picnic lunch was held by the riverbank, followed by games.

Heading into the evening, attendees were treated to the movie, Bridge to Terribithia, at the Roxy Theatre. A treat of popcorn, lollies, chips and a drink were handed out upon arrival. “Special thanks go to Robyn Philips, for giving up her time to screen the movie for us.

The young people that attended finished the day by enjoying a barbeque which was cooked by the Bingara Lions Club,” said Chloe.

“Thank you to everyone that came along and helped to make the day a memorable one for our youth.”

Youth Week started as a NSW government initiative in 1989 and became a national event in 2000 as a joint Australian government, state, territory and local government initiative