bush to beach 2019
After many months of planning and paper work excitement finally hit Brewarrina on the evening of January 17th when 30 plus Children and 8 carers from Brewarrina, Bourke and Goodooga assembled at the Brewarrina Youth Centre for a trip to Sydney’s Northern Beaches, under the watchful/caring eyes of Danielle Boney, Youth Team Leader Brewarrina Shire Council and all the carers.
South Narrabeen Surf Club was the destination (about a 12-hour bus trip) where the kids and carers were to experience; the beach, waves, great food, new experiences, learn basic first aid, CPR, meet new friends as well as enjoy a great educational experience, all part of the annual Bush to Beach program (which started in 2006).
Friday morning the bus arrived at South Narrabeen Surf Club, lots of excitement, smiles and GDays, A briefing for all the visitors on Water Safety, Surf Conditions, where to swim, Stranger Danger and a whole lot more.All having to wear pink rash vests for safety many TV stations came to film the excitement.
Mayor of Brewarrina Phillip O’Connor arrived in time to watch the kids enter the surf and to enjoy the great lunch provided by the CWA Ladies (and their scones). We were very pleased that Phillip and Jeff made the effort to attend Bush to Beach, great blokes who love their town and community.
After lunch they were again taught water safety and to learn to ride surf boards, (thanks to Manly Surf School), the kids were amazing with most standing on a surf board in a very short time, back to the surf club, fish and chips for dinner,
Lunch at Narrabeen Lakes Primary School, as well as classes in basket making and painting, the kids played basketball, soccer, It's great seeing all the kids having a great time.
Thank you to our sponsors and donors of the event.
Westpac, Birrang Corporation, Brewarrina Shire, Transport NSW, Brad Hazard MP, Collaroy Beach Club,(paid for amusements as well as in kind with the meat), FRRR(Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal). Jason Falinski MP
Northern Beaches Council, Manly Surf School, Manly CWA. Streets Ice Creams (Unilever), Narrabeen Lakes Public School, Surf Life Saving SNB, Surf Life Saving NSW, McDonalds West Dubbo. Collaroy Beach Club, Molly’s Cradle Wines, Vicola Markets Dee Why, Ecodownunder, Gavin Little Photography, Pizza Hut.