Major Community Events
PCYC Maranoa ColourXplosion
ColourXplosion is a family friendly event that encourages people of all ages to meet and walk, ride or run on a 5km track, while being blasted with colour at each colour station. Last year’s annual PCYC Maranoa ColourXplosion welcomed over 300 participants.
PCYC Inala Multicultural Day
The annual Inala Multicultural Youth Day welcomes people of all ages to celebrate diversity and harmony in the thriving multicultural community. Last year at the 7th annual event, a record crowd of over 7,000 people enjoyed free rides, games, crafts, performances by local artists and musicians, reptile shows, exotic cuisine, driving simulations, and face painting.
PCYC Mareeba Family Fun Day
PCYC Mareeba collaborated with other Mareeba agencies to host another successful Family Fun Day during National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week Celebrations. This inclusive community event, held for the 3rd year in a row, brought together over 400 locals who enjoyed Indigenous dancing performances, face painting, arts and craft, traditional Indigenous games, a jumping castle and climbing wall.
PCYC Palm Island Colour Run
PCYC Palm Island’s Colour Run is held as part of the Palm Island NAIDOC Week Celebrations. In 2018 over 40 children took part in this fun filled event, which consisted of four laps of the course with local kids throwing coloured powder at each other during the run, before celebrating with a sausage sizzle back at the club. Thank you to the Palm Island Police and SOS Health for lending a hand for this great community event.
PCYC Nerang Family Funanza
PCYC Nerang’s annual Family Funanza is a hugely successful community event that hosts over 60 market stalls and local community groups, and food vans. In 2018 over 7,000 people attended the fun community day which featured activity demonstrations, entertainment, family games, a jumping castle, giant slide, rides and more. Special thanks goes to Nerang Paradise Country Parklands for providing free parking and Nerang Bunnings for sponsoring rides.
PCYC Beenleigh Community Fun Day
PCYC Beenleigh’s Possibility Program, which helps people with a disability to access quality sport and recreational programs, hosts an annual Community Fun Day during Disability Action Week, held in September each year.
In 2018 more than 450 people from the community came together to participate in the fun day which featured a DJ, free sausage sizzle and 10 different sports to try.
PCYC Mareeba Rugby Cup
The annual PCYC Mareeba Rugby Cup brings teams together from across Far North Queensland to participate in a great day of football. 2018 resulted in a fantastic turnout of 11 teams participating in 14 games, with Cairns Mossman Under 18s defeating Mareeba to take home the cup. Attended by around 1,000 people, it was a great day that also featured career and information displays, Lil Squirt the mini fire engine and a special appearance by Bush Tucker Bunjie, who met and delighted the children and adults and helped present the trophies and shields to winners.