Stawell Community Event of the Year 

CGLLEN’s Skate Park Day wins award 

On Australia Day in Stawell, Northern Grampians Shire Council awarded Central Grampians LLEN’s Skate Park Day Community Event of the Year (2017).  CGLLEN board member Kaye Harris accepted the award on behalf of CGLLEN. 

We are so excited to have our event recognized in the communities that we work with. Central Grampians LLEN partnered with organisations all across the Stawell and Ararat communities to host this event.  

CGLLEN Skate Park Day welcomed young people of all ages to participate in skate, scooter and BMX jams in which they took to the skate ramps and showcased their tricks. Prizes were awarded to young people who showed remarkable talent, a willingness to try or good sportsmanship.  

The prizes were donated by 13 generous sponsors: Havoc Pro ScootersStrictly BMXRampfestGlobe SkateboardsGold ReefBi-Rite StawellSportspower StawellArcadeon, Ararat Newsagency, True Blue Tattoo, Pyke’s Pets and CyclesSkaterHQ and SkinCo Ararat. 

CGLLEN Skate Park Day also showcased the talent of local professional scooter athletes from Havoc Pro Scooters.  

The young people who attended were treated to a free BBQ, though they could opt to buy a cupcake from which the proceeds went towards Ararat’s own Youth Hub. A total of $111.80 was raised on the day.   

This annual event is hosted as a FReeZA  (Ararat) and Engage! event. FReeZA is a Victorian State Government initiative to support all ages drug, alcohol and smoke free entertainment for 12 to 25 year olds. The Engage! program helps local youth from 12 to 25 years to connect to the community and get the best out of living locally. 

Central Grampians LLEN would like to thank all of the participants, attendees, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this award-winning community event possible. Central Grampians LLEN would also like to thank Northern Grampians Shire Council for recognising the value of this event. 

We are looking forward to bigger and better things for 2018!  

To view more photos of the event, visit our 2017 gallery page.