What's happening online now

What's happening online now
 

Each week we have a heap of new online programs and activities for you to do in the safety and comfort of your home during lockdown – all FREE! Check out our list of programs below. 

COVID forum for young people in Canterbury Bankstown

This forum is aimed at providing young people a place to share their COVID concerns and barriers and hear from experts on leadership, social media influences, and COVID facts vs fiction.

Our expert panel includes Jihad Dib (MP for Lakemba), Joshua Karras, and Dr Zainab Ridha.

  • When: Thursday 9  September, 3-4pm
  • Where: Online on MS Teams
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Registrations are recommended but not essential.
  • Click here to register.

Click here to join the session live.

Life after the HSC: online panel of student representatives

Are you confused or concerned about what to do after you finish the HSC?

Chat with a panel of university students who have been in the same position as you. Make sure to bring all your concerns and questions for a Q&A.

  • When: Thursday 9 September, 5.30-7.30pm
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Who: Students in Years 11 and 12
  • Click here to register.

Self-care and study tips with Headspace

Studying can be a very stressful time - particularly during the exam period.

Join this workshop for some helpful self-care and study tips to learn about how you can:

  • Manage your stress and anxiety;
  • Make small positive choices and decisions that can have a great impact;
  • Study smarter; and
  • Stay motivated while also looking after yourself.

Life after the HSC: online panel of industry professionals

Are you confused or concerned about what to do after you finish the HSC?

Chat with a panel of industry professionals who have been in the same position as you. Make sure to bring all your concerns and questions for a Q&A.

  • When: Thursday 16 September, 5.30-7.30pm
  • Where: Online on zoom
  • Who: Students in Years 11 and 12
  • Click here to register.

Youth COVID Chats

Be heard, ask questions, and connect yourself with special guest speakers and organisations who exist to support young people.

  • When: Every Monday, 3-4.30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Culture and Connection Creators

This program focuses on training, mentoring and connecting you with like-minded individuals. It aims to deliver youth-led community events that celebrate culture, music, food and young people.

  • When: Mondays, fortnightly from 6 September, 4-5.15pm
  • Who: Ages 17-25 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Online Cooking

Have fun creating a delicious meal with your loved ones and then enjoy eating it together later. Details of ingredients to be delivered FREE to your home will be sent after you register.

  • When: Every Tuesday, 17 August- 14 September, 5-6pm
  • Who: Ages 8-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Sisterhood

Connect with others in a place where young women feel welcome. Join in fun activities and have open conversations about real issues and current trends.

  • When: Every Tuesday, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

BYRC Drop-in

An online space for young people to enjoy awesome rounds of trivia, scavenger hunts, social chats and much more.

  • When: Every Wednesday, 3-4.30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Zumba Gold for Seniors

Fun Latin dance, moves, low impact with easy to follow steps.

  • When: Every Wednesday, 1 September – 3 November, 10.30-11.30am
  • Who: Seniors
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Read and Sing

20min live virtual story time with a Librarian from Canterbury Bankstown libraries. Each week will have new stories, songs and words of the day.

  • When: Every Wednesday and Thursday, 10.30am
  • Who: Children ages 1-5 years and their parents
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Strength & Balance class

A fun session with music focusing on Strength, Balance and Flexibility. Simple and basic exercises, a great way to boost your confidence in getting back to Fitness & Wellbeing.

  • When: Every Thursday, 10.30-11.30am
  • Who: Specifically designed for people who are unsteady on their feet, are concerned about falling or have had a fall.
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Tweens Online

An online space for young people to enjoy awesome rounds of trivia, scavenger hunts, social chats and much more.

  • When: Every Thursday, 3-4pm
  • Who: Ages 8-12 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

LGBTIQA Youth Group

A safe and welcoming environment for LGBTIQA young people.

  • When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 5.30-7pm
  • Who: Ages 16-25 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0447 098 728 for more information.

BYRC Market Place

Share your ideas on what makes a market great. Create goods to be sold, learn proven business models and gain marketing skills.

 

  • When: Once a month on Thursday, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Twilight Sports

A space for young people to participate in physical activities, cook a meal and chat online safely.

  • When: Fridays, 30 July – 17 September,  5-7pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

EnviroCrew

We're looking for young people to share their ideas about how we can better care for our natural environment.

  • When: Every Friday, 3-4:30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Email byrc@cbcity.nsw.gov.au for more information ​

Dungeons and Dragons

Help create your own hero's story. Put your ideas together with others to help solve riddles, make new allies, find clues and defeat evil!

 

  • When: Fridays, fortnightly from 27 August, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Dementia Information Sessions

Learn how to best support yourself or someone you know living with dementia. Know what you should be looking out for.

Register to our FREE online sessions, and secure your FREE information booklet. Bookings essential.

  • When: 10am-1pm
    • Monday, 13 September - English
    • Thursday, 16 September - English
    • Tuesday, 21 September - Arabic
    • Thursday, 23 September - Arabic
    • Friday, 24 September - Vietnamese
    • Thursday, 30 September - Vietnamese
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Looking for more things to do during lockdown?

Check out Council's What's On page. There's  lots to see on CBTV and other programs run by the community.

Download the online youth programs flyer here

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