Resilience Month Activities

Activities on offer to build community resilience


Alpine Shire Council is encouraging residents to participate in some of the many events during Resilience month.

October’s Resilience Month aims to build skills and resilience within communities and Council’s Community Development Officer Jan Mock said there were a number of varied activities for residents.

“Resilience Month is about building strong, viable and sustainable communities that are equipped to deal with any challenges that may arise in the future,” she said.

“Some fantastic events have already been held within the shire including a Community Awareness Day at Mudgegonga and Bystander Training – Family Violence.”

Ms Mock said grade four – six school students from Myrtleford attended a REAP Day (Resilience Emergency Action Prepare) on Tuesday and enjoyed participating in 10 planned activities.

“We had different agencies attend the day at St Mary’s Primary School oval including CFA, SES, DELWP, Parks Victoria, Alpine Health, NECAMHS, Red Cross, Victoria Police and Alpine Shire Council,” she said.

“Each agency prepared an activity for the children so it was a great way for the kids to learn about what each agency does within the community.”

Residents can participate at any of the following events:

October 22 – Dynamics of Family Violence – Module One
Identifying and responding to women experiencing family violence – Module Two
9.30am – 2pm
Identifying and responding to children experiencing family violence – Module Three
(Participants must complete Module One and Two to be eligible for Module Three)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Myrtleford Hospital Alpine Leisure Group Activity Room
Contact Lisa Neville, Alpine Health – 03 5755 0132

October 24 – Emergency Managers Expo – competition for children – Myrtleford Show

- Carter and Carter Concert – Centenary Park, Bright, 3pm – 6pm
Gold coin donation with all proceeds donated to local SES units and CFA brigades

October 25 – Community Day – Buffalo River CFA, 12 noon – 3pm

October 27 – Mobile Centrelink Office
Old Porepunkah Bridge, 9am – 3pm

- Bystander Training – Family Violence,
Lakeside Community Care, 10am – 1pm
2 Lakeside Avenue, Mount Beauty
Contact Lisa Neville, Alpine Health – 03 5755 0132

- Children’s Story Time – come dressed as pirates
“Tough Boris” by Mem Fox at 10am
Senior Citizens Centre, Smith Street, Myrtleford

October 28 – Children’s Story Time – come dressed as pirates
“Tough Boris” by Mem Fox at 10am
Alpine View Children’s Centre, Bright

October 29 – Children’s Story Time – come dressed as pirates
“Tough Boris” by Mem Fox at 10am
Mount Beauty Library, Lakeside Avenue, Mount Beauty


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