Youth alive at Lake Lascelles
Lake Lascelles at Hopetoun was a sea of colour during a major Yarriambiack event celebrating National Youth Week.
Yarriambiack Youth Action Council and FReeZA Group’s Ramp It, Rage It, Stage It included a three-kilometre ‘colour rally’ in the Mallee, where participants had fun getting doused in a variety of colours of powder as they walked, jogged or ran around the lake.
The event led into Yarriambiack Young Achiever Awards.
Yarriambiack Youth Action councillors Tom McGrath and Elise Morrison compered evening proceedings.
Yarriambiack Mayor Graeme Massey opened the awards, which involved each winner receiving a certificate and a $150 voucher to spend in the shire.
Warracknabeal Rotarian and councillor Jean Wise handed the first award, Youth Leadership, to Tenaya Zanker of Warracknabeal.
Warrackneabeal Herald editor David Ward presented a Community Service and Social Impact Award to Woomelang’s Joe Collins.
Cr Shane Roberts presented Zac Robbins of Hopetoun with a Group Club Achievement in the Community Award for his efforts with Hopetoun Neighbourhood House gymnasium, and a Business Achievement award to Kelsey Renkin.
Cr Massey presented Chelsea Michael with an Arts and Creativity award for her quilt work and Cr Zanker presented Hope Dempsey with a Health and Wellbeing Award for work at Woodbine. A Country Fire Authority Region 17-18 award went to Riley Keel of Murtoa.
Cr Massey opened Lake Lascelles short film festival ‘Endoreic’, outlining the work of young film artist Hanna French and the shire’s budding cinematographers.
The public vote for the best of the 14 films and a $125 prize went to How to care for a Horse by Regan and Monnie Kelly with Jacey Ferguson.
Other favourites included Hide and Seek by Brooke Morrow; Wellingtons Butchers, Jobe Landrigan; Wimmera River, Austin McKenzie; Woomelang, Bronte Michael; About Kais Studio and the Turkey from Uranus, Kai Hoye.
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Posted on Apr 19 2017