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Dylan’s rowing for kids
TRINITY College student Dylan
Wood is canoeing almost 2000km
with father Bradley along the
scenic Murray River to raise much-
needed funds for children.
The father/son duo, from Redwood
Park, began their 45-day, 1987km
adventure at Yarrawong Weir, in
Victoria, on December 10 last year.
They are now travelling through
the Riverland, reaching Berri on
Monday, and expect to end their
journey at the Murray mouth on
Dylan's mother, Leanne Wood, said
the trip was aimed at raising funds
for Backpacks for South Australian
Kids, a voluntary-run charity that
provides essential items to children
"Bradley has always wanted to do
the River Murray by canoe," Mrs
"I said, 'why don't you do it for
backpacks?', which is his favourite
The not-for-profit organisation hands
backpacks to children who have
been removed from their families
in traumatic situations, such as
domestic violence, neglect or abuse.
"Every backpack is packed by a
loving volunteer for both the age and
gender of the child," Mrs Wood said.
The duo is hoping to raise $10,000,
with every cent they raise going
towards the charity.
"All of our funding of
accommodation, petrol, food and
everything, is all funded by us," Mrs
Fifteen-year-old Dylan, a long-time
member of the One Tree Hill Scouts,
is hoping the trip will count towards
his prestigious Queen's Scout Medal.
"They (the scouts) have really got
behind him," Mrs Wood said.
"They have donated as a group,
individuals have donated and they
have really been encouraging him."
Dylan's adventurer leader will also
join in for some of the trip.
The 1987km journey will conclude
at Milang Goolwa Yacht Race,
where the duo will be greeted by
their supporters to celebrate from
12noon on Sunday, January 22.
Everyone is welcome to join in on
For more information, or to donate
to the Woods' cause, visit gofundme.
For rolling updates of the Woods'
journey, visit their Facebook page, at
AGEING members and ongoing commitments are
causing Barossa's Youth Advisory Committee to
put the call out for some new additions to their
Committee member Emily Woodcock said the focus
of the group is to get young people involved in the
community and having fun.
"Joining YAC gives you something to do; it's
better to get out and volunteer rather than just
sitting at home playing video games all day,"
"(And) getting people to volunteer instead of just
sitting at home playing video games all day.
Emily said, currently, the members are ageing and
it is hoped a few more younger individuals will be
interested in joining in.
"I think we only have two members that are still
in school, so we really need to build up that base
of volunteers within the school community," she
She said being involved in the committee is a lot of
fun, and members are more than welcoming of any
new or interested members.
"If anyone is interested in finding out more about
YAC, if there are young people who want to find out
how they can be involved, then we are happy to help,"
For further information or to get involved, visit the
Barossa Council's website and click on the Youth
Advisory Committee tab.
BAROSSA'S youth are providing some
fun and family time for their community,
with the next half of the Barossa Council
Youth Advisory Committee's outdoor
cinema commencing this Friday.
Committee member Emily Woodcock said
the event is a great way for both young
and old people in the community to enjoy
a night out with family and friends which
isn't just youth-orientated.
"The cinema event series doesn't just benefit
youth, but families as well," Emily said.
Fellow committee member Nathalie
Johnstone said, in addition to the outdoor
cinemas being a positive event for the
community, it is an affordable night out.
Emily also felt that the outdoor cinemas
were a great way to connect the different
Barossa communities together.
"We are taking advantage of the local
facilities, including the Nuriootpa
Swimming Pool, Barossa Regional Gallery
and Williamstown School gym, and
holding these events there to try and take
advantage of the summer weather and
daylight savings, while making the event
accessible to everyone," she said.
The first film to be shown is Hotel
Transylvania 2 at the Barossa Regional Art
Gallery, in Tanunda, this Friday at 7.30pm.
Organisers are asking for a gold coin
donation, and free popcorn, water and
cordial is on offer.
In addition, various fun and free activities
will be held prior to the movie starting.
Movie-goers are encouraged to bring along
their own beanbags, blankets and rugs.
Other upcoming screenings include The
Good Dinosaur, at Willamstown on
January 20, and Angry Birds, at Nuriootpa
on February 17.
For more information or to find out more
about the upcoming cinema events, visit
the YAC Barossa's Facebook page.
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Bradley Wood (left) and his 15-year-old son, Dylan, on the River Murray with dog Midori, raising funds for Backpacks for SA
Barossa Council’s Youth Advisory Committee members Nathalie Johnstone (left), youth projects
co-ordinator Brooke Chinner and Emily Woodcock are very excited for the upcoming outdoor
PHOTO: Laura Collins
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