Reg­is­ter now for Mans­field Do It! expo

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

MANS­FIELD Do It! com­mu­nity and ca­reers fes­ti­val will come to life in High Street on Mon­day, March 31 and be a great op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote lo­cal sports, ac­tiv­i­ties, clubs and groups, and ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Reg­is­tra­tions are open now and all lo­cal clubs, groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions are en­cour­aged to be in­volved.

The fes­ti­val was named ‘Mans­field Do It! as its key aim is to en­cour­age lo­cals to get in­volved, have a go and take the next step in be­ing part of their com­mu­nity or map­ping out a ca­reer.

The fes­ti­val will fea­ture walk­ing tours of lo­cal busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions to show­case ca­reer paths.

There will also be expo style dis­plays, have-a-go op­por­tu­ni­ties, en­ter­tain­ment and a fun, fam­ily friendly at­mos­phere.

Walk­ing tours for sec­ondary school stu­dents through var­i­ous busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions in Mans­field will take place early in the af­ter­noon so stu­dents can dis­cuss ca­reer paths first hand.

Co-or­di­nated by Julie Al­dous and Peter Olver, the tours will run from 1pm with the twi­light fes­ti­val open from 3pm – 7pm, so any­one in­ter­ested can wan­der through af­ter school or work.

“It’s sur­pris­ing, but there are more than 120 groups listed on the Mans­field Shire com­mu­nity di­rec­tory,” said shire mayor Ray Robin­son.

“Mans­field Shire of­fers an ex­ten­sive range of ac­tiv­i­ties, sports and in­ter­ests from arts to en­vi­ron­ment to progress as­so­ci­a­tions and a wide va­ri­ety of ac­tive re­cre­ation.

“This is go­ing to be a re­ally eye­open­ing event.

“Mans­field Do It! will give groups an op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote them­selves and those look­ing for new in­ter­ests the chance to con­nect.”

Cr Robin­son added that the ca­reers ad­vice on of­fer will high­light the ex­cit­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties and path­ways avail­able to res­i­dents.

“This is go­ing to be a huge cel­e­bra­tion of a great com­mu­nity,” he said.

The event is be­ing de­liv­ered in part­ner­ship with Mans­field Shire Coun­cil, Mans­field Sec­ondary Col­lege, MACE, Mans­field Dis­trict Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion and NE Tracks/LLEN.

Expression­s of in­ter­est are in­vited from the fol­low­ing to take part in Mans­field Do It!: * com­mu­nity groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions; * sports and re­cre­ation clubs and groups; * ser­vice providers; and * busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­mot­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties.

For all the in­for­ma­tion and to ob­tain a regis­tra­tion form, visit http://www. mans­field.vic.gov.au and search for Mans­field Do It!.

Reg­is­tra­tions close on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 25.

Al­ter­na­tively, con­tact Sue Arndt, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment team leader on mans­field­[email protected]­field.vic.gov. au or call 57758558.

TAK­ING CARE: Up2Us Land­care Al­liance will again be ex­hibit­ing its projects at the Mans­field Do It! expo to be held on March 31.

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