Aussie Bush Dance for So­cial In­clu­sion Week

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil is work­ing hand in hand with lo­cal com­mu­nity groups, busi­nesses and the State Gov­ern­ment to of­fer a free Aussie Bush Dance as part of So­cial In­clu­sion Week.

So­cial In­clu­sion Week is be­ing held na­tion­ally from Novem­ber 21-29 and aims to help en­sure that all Aus­tralians feel in­cluded and val­ued, giv­ing ev­ery­one the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate fully in so­ci­ety.

Com­mu­nity ser­vices spokes­woman Judy Peters said res­i­dents of the Bund­aberg re­gion were en­cour­aged to cel­e­brate So­cial In­clu­sion Week by at­tend­ing the Aussie Bush Dance on Satur­day, Novem­ber 28.

“With mu­sic, dance, po­etry and en­ter­tain­ment, the Aussie Bush Dance is sure to be a night to re­mem­ber. En­try is free and ev­ery­one is wel­come,” Cr Peters said.

Kane Kut­ters has been con­firmed as the band, and the night will of­fer all styles of mu­sic, in­clud­ing coun­try dance.

“In ad­di­tion to the Bush Dance, we are also hold­ing a scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion. Lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups are be­ing en­cour­aged to cre­ate their own scare­crow. The only re­quire­ment is that they’re taller than one me­tre,” Cr Peters said.

The win­ner will be an­nounced on Novem­ber 28 at the Aussie Bush Dance event and scare­crows will be dis­played on the night.

So­cial In­clu­sion Week is all about get­ting to know peo­ple and hav­ing a good time in the com­pany of oth­ers.

“It’s about con­nect­ing lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, work­mates, fam­ily and friends in or­der to build and strengthen re­la­tion­ships and net­works, ad­dress­ing iso­la­tion and ex­clu­sion by sup­port­ing peo­ple who may be un­able to help them­selves,” Cr Peters said.

The Aussie Bush Dance will be held from 5-8pm at the Bund­aberg Recre­ational Precinct on Satur­day, Novem­ber 28. En­ter the precinct via Ken­dalls Rd.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SO­CIAL IN­CLU­SION: Bund­aberg Spe­cial School stu­dents (from left) Cas­sius, Ti­mothy and Shi­anne en­joy the re­ac­tions of deputy prin­ci­pal Sarah, Coun­cil­lor Judy Peters (right) and coun­cil com­mu­nity devel­op­ment sup­port of­fi­cer Ashleigh Tye-John­son as they ex­am­ine the scare­crows in the school’s gar­den. The school will be en­ter­ing the scare­crows in a com­pe­ti­tion held as part of So­cial In­clu­sion Week ac­tiv­i­ties.

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