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Merredin Youth Fest

Published on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 12:00:05 PM

This year, Youth Week was held across Western Australia from 9 – 16 April, and in Merredin we celebrated by holding an Amazing Race!

On Friday, 16 April, 32 enthusiastic individuals gathered at the Merredin Rec Centre ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime – the Amazing Race, but Merredin style! The race was organised by the company Great Race, who travelled from Perth to bring the youth fun challenges and team building activities.

The event kicked off at 12pm with face painting by local artist Sheree Lowe from Paint the Town, before the attendees were split into five teams for the race.

The first check point was located on the Merredin Rec Centre oval, with activities such as twig towers, shape making, and problem solving. Other stops for the race included Tim Tam Slams at Roy Little Park, pattern following at the Merredin Cinema, chance cards at Apex Park, and an origami challenge to conclude the race.

Bonus challenges were offered throughout the race, just like the real Amazing Race! The youth could complete conga line dancing, taking pictures of certain items, finding old buildings, and a stage performance at Cummins Theatre.

The race concluded back at the Merredin Rec Centre, where the youth were greeted with a delicious lunch in the form of party food boxes.

Shortly after lunch, WA Primary Health, Regional Men’s Health and Holyoake ran workshops and activities on and healthy relationships, the effects of smoking, and many other health topics, with some great giveaway prizes.

The day ended on a high and colourful note, with a surprise colour fight for the Youth.

The Shire would like to thank all of the sponsors who made this event possible including Lotterywest, Merredin Blue Light, Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service, Department of Local Government, Sports and Communities and WA Country Health Service.


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