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 plot. The school will be entering the scarecrows in a competition held as part of Social Inclusion Week activities.
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 plot. The school will be entering the scarecrows in a competition held as part of Social Inclusion Week activities.

Celebrate Social Inclusion Week

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 Portfolio Spokesperson, Cr 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.

"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."

The Aussie Bush Dance will be held from 5pm to 8pm at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct on Saturday, 28 November. 

Residents are asked to enter the precinct via Kendalls Road.



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