Press Release – Dunedin City Council
Live Like a Legend
Dunedin (Tuesday 30 April 2013) – The theme for this year’s Youth Week (4 – 12 May) is ‘Live Like a Legend’.
Youth Week is about encouraging young people’s participation and connections to their communities, creating a society that values young people (those aged 12-24) and affirming their diversity.
There are events organised by young people and those who work with young people, all over New Zealand which encourage young people to get involved, have a say, influence opinions, showcase their creativity and talent, share ideas, access information and have fun!
In Dunedin, several events have been organised for Youth Week 2013 by the Dunedin City Council’s Youth Action Committee and community groups.
Youth Week Launch – 4 May, the Octagon
An opportunity to showcase some of Dunedin’s young talent as well as promoting up and coming events for the week ahead.
Drum Like a Legend – 8-11 May
Dylan Elise is the special guest for Dunedin Youth Week. Born in Wellington in 1990 and now based in Auckland, Dylan started drumming at age since and began performing publicly at age nine. He was the resident drummer for ‘Artsplash’ at the Michael Fowler Centre for three years from 1999, in an adult band accompanying massed Wellington school choirs.
Drum Like a Legend competition – Friday 10 May, Sammy’s
Dylan will be performing at a number of Dunedin schools and to a number of training provider rangatahi and will judge the ‘Drum Like a Legend’ competition where young up and coming Dunedin drummers will bang out a four minute drum solo, hoping to become the 2013 Youth Week champion.
Jam Like a Legend – Friday 10 May, Sammy’s
Following the Drum competition, Jam like a Legend will be a showcase of some of Dunedin’s up and coming talent.
FREE Drum Clinic – Saturday 11 May Music Works
Dylan will finish his time in Dunedin with a FREE Drum Clinic at the Music Works shop on Saturday 11 May.
Dunedin Bike Board and Blade Trust skate event – date
The Dunedin Bike Board and Blade Trust, in conjunction with Quest, will hold its annual skate event at the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Kokiri Training Centre events – 4-12 May
The Kokiri Training Centre has also organised a smorgasbord of events for their students and other students attending other local training providers. Events include a 24 Hour Smokefree Cycle Challenge, Sports Challenge and an Amazing Race which will have students traversing the city as they go from challenge to challenge, racing to be the first team home.
Health and wellbeing, teamwork and participation are just some of the kaupapa being promoted through these events.