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12 MOORABOOL MATTERS - COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2012
MOORABOOL MUSOS SHOW
Moorabool Shire Council Youth Services hostied a FReeZA
'Push Start' Battle of the Bands heat in August at the Bacchus
Marsh Town Hall.
Young people, who live, work or go to school in the Shire and
play in a band were able to register their bands for the heat
of the 'Push Start' Battle of the Bands.
The winner of the Moorabool heat "The Mimes" won a cash
prize and a position to compete in the regional finals later in
the year. They will then have the opportunity to compete for
the Grand Prize -- playing live on stage at the annual Push-
Over Festival in March at the Abbotsford Convent.
In recent years a number of bands involved in the "Battle"
have signed record deals with major international labels
and undertaken Australia wide tours including Airbourne,
The Vasco Era, Her Nightmare, Showcard, Crimson Flames,
Kisschasy, Lemon Smile, Celadore, Michael Paynter, Howl and
FReeZA Push Start showcases young and emerging Victorian
performers in a battle of the band style performance.
FReeZA started as a State Government initiative in 1997
as an innovative youth development program that provides
opportunities for young Victorians aged 12-25 across
metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria to enjoy live band
gigs, dance parties and other cultural, recreational and artistic
events that are drug, alcohol and smoke-free, in supervised
and safe venues.
FReeZA also provides important performance opportunities
for local musicians and emerging artists to showcase their
talent through a state-wide competition, FReeZA Push Start
Battle of the Bands.
FReeZA Push Start is not only a platform for young performers
but also for young event organisers and promoters alike. If you
would like to be a part of the Moorabool FReeZA committee
please contact us on 5366 7100 or Young Moorabools on
RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay For Life is Cancer Council's largest fundraising event and
is held in approximately 65 Victorian communities each year.
Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity
to get together with your community and celebrate cancer
survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back
against a disease that takes too much.
Moorabool's fifth Relay For Life was held at Maddingley Park
on 22nd & 23rd September. An amazing amount of more
than $85,000 was raised by the 29 registered teams. After
the official opening by Chair Manager Gillian Loughman & co
Patron Michael Tudball over 100 survivors & carers took part
in the opening lap led by piper Nicholas Moroz, they were
then honoured with a delicious afternoon tea. Cancer Council
Coordinator, Kate Rankin officiated at the moving candle light
ceremony where three candles were lit by 10 year old Jye
Burton- youngest team captain, Sarah Springfield (co Patron
from Ballan) & Leanne Crisp, inspirational speaker. Participants
then walked around reading the messages on the candle bags
lining the oval.
The team from Bacchus Marsh Foodworks raised the most
money this year-over $12,000. This year's Spirit of Relay award
went to the Bacchus Marsh Grammar School Community.
Several teams have already registered for next year's Relay
- to be held on 21st-22nd September. See the website
relay.moorabool.org.au where photos and other contact
details can be viewed.
To learn more about Relay For Life, call 1300 65 65 85 or visit
The previous edition that stated the team
featured in the article was the only team
involved in raising $250,000 over the past
4 Relays. However the Community Award
was accepted by the team on behalf of all
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