Out­rig­gers chal­lenge aims to help stop do­mes­tic vi­o­lence

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

ON SUN­DAY Septem­ber 22, the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity will once again have a chance to Act as 1 against do­mes­tic, fam­ily and sex­ual vi­o­lence.

The an­nual Act as 1 Out­rig­ger Chal­lenge is an event that brings to­gether busi­ness, cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity groups, pro­vid­ing the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in an en­joy­able team build­ing and so­cial ac­tiv­ity, aimed at pro­mot­ing team­work, fun and fit­ness.

Co-or­di­nated by Whit­sun­day Cri­sis and Coun­selling Ser­vices (WCCS), Club Out­rig­ger Whit- sun­day, Ro­tary Club of Air­lie Beach and Zonta Whit­sun­days, the chal­lenge is a great day for all.

WCCS chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Car­men Bekker said par­tic­i­pants didn’t have to know how to pad­dle, “just be will­ing to give it a go and have fun”.

“Come and take part and your team will com­pete against ri­val busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups for the chance to be­come the event’s chal­lenge win­ner or per­haps the best-dressed team, with prizes for all cat­e­gories spon­sored by lo­cal busi­nesses,” she said. Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, in­for­ma­tion stalls, food and drinks are all avail­able on site, mak­ing the event a fun morn­ing for the com­mu­nity and lo­cal fam­i­lies.

The chal­lenge takes place from 8am-1pm, at the la­goon beach, Broad­wa­ter Ave, Air­lie Beach.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, email out­rig­ger­chal­lenge@gmail.com or phone 4946 2999.

For pho­to­graphs from the past two years, visit the Act as 1 Whit­sun­day Com­mu­nity Out­rig­ger Chal­lenge Face­book page.

ACT­ING AS 1: The Air­lie Beach Ho­tel team, con­sist­ing of Sarah Nash, Steve Wool­house, Re­nee Heta, Mark Bell, Tom Lawther, Rob Matcham and Wes Bell, won best hos­pi­tal­ity team'at last year's Act as 1 Com­mu­nity Out­rig­ger Chal­lenge.

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