Of­fi­cial open­ing

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Skate board demon­stra­tions, a work­shop and com­pe­ti­tions will be among high­lights of of­fi­cial open­ings of ma­jor Hindmarsh Shire projects at Dim­boola and Rain­bow.

Hindmarsh Shire Coun­cil lead­ers will open Rain­bow Skate Park on Mon­day and Dim­boola Skate Park on Tues­day, with fes­tiv­i­ties to start at noon on both days.

Mayor Ron Is­may said the open­ing days were planned to co­in­cide with the school hol­i­days.

“Be­cause both skate parks have been sup­ported and in­cluded in the 2016-2020 Hindmarsh Shire Youth Coun­cil Strat­egy, we want the open­ings to be a fun-filled day with plenty of en­ter­tain­ment for our youth rather than just a for­mal open­ing,” he said.

“With the as­sis­tance of fund­ing through the Freeza pro­gram, both events will in­clude a bar­be­cue lunch, mu­sic by a lo­cal DJ and skate board demon­stra­tions fol­lowed by a work­shop and com­pe­ti­tion that will pro­vide give­aways and prizes at the end of of­fi­cial pro­ceed­ings.”

Mel­bourne-based skate­board­ing ser­vice Own­life will run the demon­stra­tion and work­shop.

“I en­cour­age par­ents, chil­dren and youth to come to ei­ther or both events as there will some fan­tas­tic en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tion,” he said.

“It will be a great way to launch the skate parks for Dim­boola and Rain­bow.”

Dim­boola Skate Park is lo­cated in Dim­boola Recre­ation Re­serve near the sports sta­dium and River­side Hol­i­day Park, while the Rain­bow skate park is at The Oa­sis in the for­mer pri­mary school site in King Street.

The skate parks were funded through the State Gov­ern­ment’s Sport and Recre­ation Vic­to­ria Com­mu­nity Sports In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram 20172018 and Hindmarsh Shire Coun­cil.

Com­pe­ti­tion en­trants must sign a waiver and con­sent form and those un­der 15 will re­quire signed parental per­mis­sion.

Peo­ple can pick up forms from coun­cil’s cus­tomer ser­vice of­fices or by email­ing Meg Hall at mhall@hindmarsh.vic. gov.au.

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