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A RENMARK arts festival organised by
youth for youth attracted more than 700
people last week.
The Follow Your Dreams Music and Arts
Festival, organised by participants from the
Creative Careers program, was held at the
Renmark Skate Park on Friday, offering free
art workshops, music, food and entertain-
Australian Landscape Trust arts and cul-
ture officer Sara Strachan, who worked with
the crew to organise the festival, said it was
"the perfect event".
"It was fantastic," she said.
"I was really proud of the girls for putting
on an event that went so smoothly."
The Creative Careers crew originally came
up with the idea for the festival at the end of
May, but began working on it at the begin-
ning of August.
Ms Strachan said she was especially proud
of the crew for choosing to host a large-scale
"It was a huge success, the only thing (cri-
teria) in the program was to host an event,"
she said. "They could have had an exhibi-
tion at the McCormick Centre, or it could
have been a sausage sizzle, but instead they
really took that on and made it something big
and fantastic." Ms Strachan said the crew
would graduate from the Creative Careers
program in a few weeks, but will stay togeth-
er as a group and continue to host events
and art programs in the Riverland, including
an upcoming technology event at Chaffey
Theatre next month.
Ms Strachan said the crew, who hoped to
host the Follow Your Dreams Festival again
next year, were happy with the festival's suc-
cess, especially the large turnout.
"They were on top of the world, they were
really happy and they couldn't believe how
many people came," she said.
"They were really proud of themselves."
Ms Strachan said the event received sig-
nificant community support from local ser-
vices and businesses.
"I think with that kind of community sup-
port we can do really great things."
Follow Your Dreams event organisers (from left) Ruby Pappin, Kirby Taylor, Bec Kerr, Sapphire Kelbie, Sara Strachan, Chloe Reynolds, Shay
Morgan and Star Morgan. PHOTO: Will Slee
hit back at a report
outlining the Budget's
effects on South
As reported in
Pioneer, ('Budget bash-
ing hits others hard-
er', 10/10/14), new
research shows South
would be hit hard by
the Federal Budget, but
Riverlanders would fare
better than many others
across the state.
for Infrastructure and
Jamie Briggs said in a
statement released last
week that the report was
"divorced from reality
and riddled with errors".
Mr Briggs said the
report, produced by the
Innovation and Social
(WISER) and commis-
sioned by the South
made "false assump-
tions" and had facts
The report highlights
the impacts to South
Australia from signifi-
cant cuts to health, edu-
family benefits and
Mr Briggs said the
investment in South
by 34 per cent over the
next four years, while
school funding would
increase by 27 per cent.
He said the Budget
includes an additional
$16 billion in infrastruc-
ture spending over the
next five years, and not
$6.6 billion as shown in
needs to stop blaming
everyone else for South
Australia's woeful eco-
nomic performance and
take a long look in the
mirror," said Mr Briggs.
Federal Government hits back at new budget report FIVE Riverland businesses will
compete against some of South
Australia's finest visitor offerings at
the 2014 South Australian Tourism
Awards next month.
The local finalists are Banrock
Station Wine and Wetland Centre,
BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday
Park, Caudo Vineyard Cellar Door,
Loxton Christmas Lights Festival,
and The Frames.
South Australian Tourism Industry
Council chief executive Ward
Tilbrook said the "tourism night of
nights" gala dinner is being held at
the Adelaide Convention Centre on
Friday, November 14.
"These awards are essential
in the continuous development
of South Australia as a tourism
destination," he said.
"It is a whole of business award
with a comprehensive criteria that
showcases the professionalism and
achievements of our state's tourism
The awards attracted 125 entries
this year across 30 categories.
Last year two Riverland
businesses were successful in their
respective categories with BIG4
Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park
receiving a gold medal and Loxton
Christmas Lights a silver medal.
Riverland finalists in tourism awards
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