COLAC’S Youth Council wants to find the district’s most talented young people.
A Youths Got Talent contest will headline this weekend’s Saturdays at Shooters event, an alcohol, drug and discrimination-free initiative.
The Youth Council has organised this month’s gathering and member Taylah Walters said acts of all varieties could compete, including poetry readings and stand-up comedy.
“It’s anything you can do – singing, dancing, or if they can juggle they can do that,” Taylah said.
“Even if they don’t have a talent, they can just come along and watch,” she said.
Taylah said the talent quest idea arose during a Youth Council hike along the Old Beechy Rail Trail, and Saturdays at Shooters was the perfect occasion for the contest.
Youth groups FReeZA, Dynamic, Social Youth Connection in Colac and the Youth Council take turns to organise the monthly events at Colac’s Straight Shooters.
Youth Council member Nara Langdon said she looked forward to seeing the talent on offer in Colac.
Nara said registrations would close at 1pm on Saturday and five acts had already signed up.
Performers should be under 25 years old, and an adult must accompany a contestant aged under 12.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what the youth are capable of,” she said.
“It will be good to see the youth getting involved with something that’s positive within our community.”
The Youth Council has called for businesses to donate prizes, such as vouchers or youth-oriented goods.
Organisers will provide free pizza, ice cream and entertainment for the event, which is from noon to 5pm.