Shift by the Bay youth festival bringing fun in the sun to Bunbury

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Bunbury Youth Mayor Sean Van Der Wielen and Youth Advisory Council committee member Will Tuck are looking forward to Shift by the Bay.
Camera IconBunbury Youth Mayor Sean Van Der Wielen and Youth Advisory Council committee member Will Tuck are looking forward to Shift by the Bay. Credit: Ailish Delaney / South Western Times

Slip into something comfortable, slap on a hat and slop on some sunscreen because it’s time to hit the sand for Bunbury’s annual youth festival.

Shift by the Bay will return to Koombana Bay on October 2 to celebrate young people making waves in the community.

The free event will bring a raft of festivities to the foreshore including activities, entertainment and stallholders.

Thrill seekers can try their hand at water rafting or rock climbing, while those looking to relax can enjoy beach games or rest in the chill out zone.

Inclusivity is a focus of the festival with accessible beach wheelchairs to be available on the day and South West Autism Network hosting a sensory zone.

A collaboration between the City of Bunbury and Youth Advisory Council, the day aims to showcase local talent and provide opportunities for young people to develop their skills in a range of areas such as photography.

Bunbury Youth Mayor Sean Van Der Wielen said he looked forward to seeing the young, young at heart and all those in between come together to support Bunbury’s youth.

“Having an event like Shift by the Bay allows our young people to shine and provides them the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills,” he said.

All ages are invited to embrace their youth and take part in the fun, which will coincide with the Dinner at Dusk food trucks and run from 3pm to sunset.

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