Youth safe space a big hit

Youth safe space a big hit

Sean Cashman,Wayne Delaney and Ryan Dudding loved this year's lazer tag simulation game. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

During the long weekend more than 2000 local young residents challenged their mates in a variety of activities, submerging themselves into a world full of fairies and fun at the Youth Fest 2019.

The free event was designed for people aged 11-18 years and drew a large crowd last Friday.

This year’s Youth Fest provided opportunities for young people to engage in activities inside the Willetton Youth Centre as well as providing an array of vibrant spaces and interactive activities outside the centre.

The Centre was a popular hangout zone on the night providing a welcoming and safe space for them to relax, play games and chill out with their friends.

Young people were able to explore the different facilities available for Canning youth including the popular music room, which is equipped with musical gear including drum kits, electric guitars and bass, a keyboard and acoustic guitar. Outside, many attendees worked up a sweat playing Dodgeball and dancing at the Silent Disco as the sun set.

For the dance enthusiasts there was even a silent disco and live Dj Shann spinning some hit records all day.

City of Canning mayor Paul Ng said Youth Fest was a success and is looking forward to running more exciting activities and events for the youth during the October school holidays.

“The next two weeks are jam-packed with crazy fun supervised outings and free activities including theatre sports, cultural sharing art workshop, forensic science and more,” he said.

For more information on upcoming events contact the city.