Kapiti Youth Festival

Kapiti Youth Council Plans Major Festival at Paraparaumu

May 20, 2010

The annual Youth Week in Kāpiti will culminate in a major festival from noon to 5.00pm on Saturday,May 29, at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach.

The Youth Fest, which is organised by the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council, will present a wide range of young musical talent.

The Volunteers, Those Guys and Jomba will play throughout the day after the Mukume Drummers kicking off the event.

The national award winning Legacy Dance Crew from Wellington will also perform.

Cheapskates Kāpiti are hosting a skate competition at the skate park with different levels for a range of age groups.

The experienced Cheapskates’ team from Wellington will show off their moves and give young people a chance to get some tips and meet some professionals.

‘Prizes throughout the day’

There will be prizes throughout the day for all who get involved.

Skating competition registration forms can be picked up from Cheapskates Kāpiti,from  any of the secondary colleges, or from Kāpiti Youth Support or  the Council website.

Another focus for Youth Fest will be art — with a special display of student art from local colleges.

And young adults can create artwork themselves in the Masterpeace Gallery tent,  A professional artist will work with anyone interested in helping to create a street art mural on site.

The Kāpiti Coast District Council and Kāpiti Police will be on site explaining the importance of safer driving with a special event known as ‘The beer goggles challenge.”

Food for fund raising

Food will be available on site from various fund-raising groups and will include sausages, nachos, cakes and burgers.

The Youth Council (HQ pictured above) says the day gives young people the chance to celebrate being young and take an active role in supporting Youth Week.

Youth Fest is organized by Kāpiti Coast Youth Council, with help from the KCDC, Kāpiti Youth Support and Cheapskates.

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