The Shire of Denmark in partnership with AYSA, Denmark Arts, Denmark CRC, and Denmark LDAG will be hosting a youth fest to celebrate National Youth Week. Activities include a skateboarding clinic, mini comp and demo by Skateboarding WA.
Denmark Mountain Bike Club in conjunction with the Denmark Primary School are hosting a Ride to School Day for Bike Week. The event encourages students, parents and staff to ride their bike to Denmark Primary School on Friday, 16 March. Upon arrival a healthy breakfast will be prepared and served for all participants and bike users.
The club will also facilitate ‘skills sessions’ throughout the day for a selection of Primary School Classes. The skills sessions will involve urban courses, small jumps and rollovers in addition to bike education. This event will not only promote and encourage people to ride for transport purposes but will also focus on making riding fun and explore a variety of ways bikes can be used to complement a healthy lifestyle.
This event is recipient of a 2018 Bike Week grant, made possible by the Department of Transport and WestCycle.
ANZ and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) have announced funding to support the development of new tourism products in regional towns across the Great Southern.
Celebrating its 15th year, the Seeds of Renewal Program funded by ANZ, administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and supported by Lenovo, aims to encourage initiatives that help to build vibrant and sustainable rural communities.
This year, 26 groups across Australia will share in more than $250,000 in funding.
The Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GSCORE) has received a grant of $10,000 to support new tourism businesses across the region.
This project will develop and deliver a 12-week Mentoring Program for tourism businesses based in regional towns in the Great Southern. The aim of the project is to assist business owners to turn the kernel of a good idea into an extraordinary tourism experience.
GSCORE Executive Director, Dr Lenore Lyons, said the project will deliver workshops and training sessions that assist new and aspiring regional tour and activity businesses.
“This program aims to support business owners based in small regional communities such as Bremer Bay, Mount Barker, Denmark and Kojonup, who have limited access and opportunity to attend formal training programs,” she said.
“Most tourism training and development programs are run in larger centres such as Albany. Small business owners rarely have the time or resources to travel to attend these activities. We will use the ANZ Seeds of Renewal grant to deliver training in regional towns where business owners will benefit from it the most.”
Ms Sarah Lang, ANZ Bank’s Regional Executive for WA South said, “Regional prosperity relies on organisations driving initiatives to provide education opportunities to those in regional communities to benefit local businesses and drive key industries”.
“GSCORE’s project will assist local business owners in some of our smaller regional communities in the Great Southern to drive tourism in the often overlooked areas of WA that provide a unique tourism experience,” she said.
Lenore Lyons, Executive Director
M: 0429 018 231
A weekend of art making and culture, along side award winning Noongar artist and Aboriginal Elder, Joey Williams of Poornarti
Aboriginal Tours. At the gallery, you will co-create two aerial perspective collaborative paintings on large canvases. These paintings
will later be displayed. We will go on excursions and explore significant Aboriginal sites of Denmark and its surrounding waterways, to gain insight, inspiration and material for the art, while Joey shares with you his knowledge of the local bush tucker, medicine and other aspects of Noongar lifestyle. There will also be art demonstrations by Joey, storytelling, songlines, song, dance and yarning.