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Role models gear up for Townsville

Dynamic role models are getting ready to ensure students from the Townsville region have a great time at the Vibe Alive Festival next month.

The Vibe Alive event will be held on June 1 and 2 at the Townsville Showgrounds, 72 Ingham Rd West End, Townsville.

The two-day youth festival will challenge and inspire the students of Townsville and the region as they form teams to compete in Indigenous games and take part in a host of other fun-filled activities.

Apart from Indigenous games, students can enjoy dancing and singing competitions, numeracy and literacy activities, careers and health expos, art workshops and goal-setting activities to determine the overall Townsville, Vibe Alive winner.

Australian television star of Hi-5 children’s show Nathan Foley will be hosting the event, along with actor Luke Carroll. Nathan says Vibe Alive is all about getting active.

“It’s about getting kids up and out of the house and away from the TV and video games,” Nathan says.

“It is about movement and getting the blood pumping through sports and other activities. It’s also a great way to meet new mates.”

This year’s festival showcases other major Indigenous talents including singer and former Australian Idol Casey Donovan, rapper Dizzy Doolan and dancers Juanita Duncan and Steven Smith-Ince.

Stand-up comedian and artist Kevin Kropinyeri will host the Paint It Up activities, where students get the chance to display their artistic flair and learn about the art techniques that have been passed down through the generations.

Performer and choreographer Gail Mabo and artist Rick Roser will host Little Vibe – a special program to give young people in early primary school the full festival experience.

Registrations are still open for the teams and can be entered via the website at or by calling the free-call line 1800 623 430. Due to the overwhelming demand the Little Vibe section is now closed

Vibe Alive is also looking for Volunteers to be part of the event. If you can help out please contact [email protected]

Vibe Alive is funded by the Australian Government’s Community Festivals for Education Engagement program, designed to encourage school attendance, retention and healthy lifestyles for all young Australians, in particular, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Contact Maryann Weston on 02 4888 8230 or [email protected] for all media requests.

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