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Bairnsdale gets ready for Vibe 3on3

Chat with a Champion; Role Models Left: Jason Bonney, Right: Byron Sumner with participating students.

Chat with a Champion; Role Models Left: Jason Bonney, Right: Byron Sumner with participating students.

Get ready East Gippsland – the popular National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3 is heading your way on Wednesday 5th March 2014.

The Deadly Vibe Group produces the Vibe 3on3®, a travelling sport and music festival that brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and non-Indigenous students for a fun day of basketball, dancing and music.

The event encourages sportsmanship, teaches new skills and builds self-esteem, as well as promoting reconciliation at a grassroots level.

Students compete in teams of 4-5 players at the Vibe 3on3® in a range of activities. The action-packed event features a 3on3 basketball tournament, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, and a dance competition. There is also a health expo, all accompanied by a backing track of the latest RnB, hip hop and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music.

The 3on3 also features an opening ceremony and a free healthy breakfast and BBQ lunch.

To participate, young people need to pre-register in teams of four or five through their school by Wednesday, 26 February 2014.

“We held the Vibe 3on3® in East Gippsland in 2013 and it was a huge success. Planning is well underway to make the 2014 East Gippsland Vibe 3on3® the best yet,” says Vibe Head of Events Mayrah Sonter.

The event is capped at 400 students so get in quick to gain your spot. The event will be held at the Bairnsdale Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 80 McKean St, Bairnsdale VIC 3875.

Registrations for the Vibe 3on3® are open online or by telephone, and schools can CLICK HERE to register, or call 02-9361 0140.

The Vibe 3on3® aims to promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen communities and boost self-esteem. The Vibe 3on3® is also an excellent opportunity for health services and related organisations to introduce themselves to the wider community. For more information go to Deadly Vibe.

Vibe would like to acknowledge the assistance of “Supporting Communities to Reduce the Risk of Suicide” component of the “Taking Action to Tackle Suicide” Program.

The Vibe 3on3® would not be possible without its Principal Sponsor the Department of Health and Ageing as well as our sponsors – the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, Headspace and Australian Government – Closing the Gap and our supporters the Jimmy Little Foundation, Koori Mail, Deadly Sounds and Deadly Vibe. For news, stories and information on Closing the Gap, visit www.indigenous.gov.au

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