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Western Australia Minister for Youth and Community Services Tony Simpson

KickstART For National Youth Week 2013

Victor P Taffa

  • National Youth Week celebrated nationally April 5-14, 2013
  • 2013 National Youth Week theme: Be active, be happy, be you

More than 3,000 young West Australians are expected to descend on to Northbridge today for the annual KickstART festival, which will feature markets, live music, workshops, performances and activities.

Youth and Community Services Minister Tony Simpson said more than 70 events would be held across the State as part of National Youth Week 2013 celebrations which run from April 5-14.

“National Youth Week is the biggest celebration of young people on the Australian youth calendar, and this year’s theme is ‘be active, be happy, be you’.” Mr. Simpson said.

“The State Government considers it a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talents and ideas of our young people, as well as focus the spotlight on youth issues.”

“The activities are run by young people, and for young people, and I encourage everyone between 12 and 25 to check the events listings as there is something on offer for all ages and interests.”

The KickstART markets will be based at the Perth Cultural Centre from noon to 9 pm, while the Youth Hub will be set up nearby in William Street to provide additional activities.

Fact File

  • State Government has sponsored more than 70 National Youth Week events across WA in 2013
  • Events include recycled art workshops in Nannup; BMX and skate competitions in Waroona; and a junior MasterChef competition in Bencubbin
  • The WA Youth Awards, which honour outstanding young people and youth organisations, will be presented on April 13
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