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IWD2024 Profile: Jade

“I encourage girls to take up space.”

This International Women’s Day, we want to highlight Jade, one of our team members at Frankston Skate Park.

Jade runs the ‘Girls Only’ skate clinic, a free group lesson for girls wanting to give skateboarding a go. She is an encouraging figure at the Skate Park, welcoming anyone who wants to give skateboarding a go. We caught up with Jade for a chat and asked her a few questions about the ‘Girls Only’ skate clinic and her own experience as a skater.

Why is a ‘Girls Only’ skate clinic important?

Skate park’s can be an intimidating for girls and women. It’s not uncommon to see girls standing to the side. Having a woman or group of girls participating shows other’s that we can hold space for them and encourage them to join in. It can make it more comfortable for them. When they see someone like them skating, they can see that they can do it as well.

I encourage girls to take up space, and a Girls Only skate clinic helps them participate.

What do you love about the the girls only skate?

This isn’t specific to the Girls Only lessons, but in general, seeing someone learn something new is the best feeling. When I’m able to land a new trick, I’m ecstatic. But when I see someone land a new trick, I am crazy happy on the inside!

I love seeing the excitement and fulfilment within them. It’s an amazing feeling.

Words of encouragement for young girls wanting to get into skating.

Find yourself a someone to go skating with. Either a mentor or buddy where you can encourage and help each other. When I started, I had a mentor and someone that I could skate with.

Also don’t be afraid to fall or make a mistake, because no one cares. People are supportive and are not there to judge you.

To celebrate IWD, Jade has organised a special All Girls Skate clinic for tomorrow, Friday 8 March at 5pm. What better occasion to head down and give skating a go? Book your spot here via our website here

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Join the @SouthSideFestivalFrankston team for the South Side Sea Soak. Cold-water immersion has long been attributed with both physical and mental health benefits so what better way to celebrate the bay this May?

South Side Sea Soak
Saturday 11 May, 8am
Frankston Foreshore, outside Frankston Life Saving Club
FREE
Tickets at southsidefestival.com.au

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ANZAC Day is an important day for our nation as we pause and reflect on the service men and women who have fought to protect our country. 🇦🇺🇳🇿🌹

PARC will be open with reduced hours on Thursday 25 April 2024. 

Centre: 1pm-7pm 
Waterslide: 1pm-6pm 
Cafe: 1pm-5pm 
Childcare: Closed
PARC Swim: No Classes
Group exercise: Reduced timetable, check Customer Portal for classes. 

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Did you know that our vision is that 'Every Child In Frankston Can Swim'?🌳👶🏻

The Rotary Peninsula 2.0's Birth Tree is one way that's helping us to achieve this vision. ⚙️

By joining the Birth Tree, you get your child's name on this year's plaque. Plus through the Birth Tree, $45 of every contribution goes straight back to PARC and PINES to help more children build confidence in the water. Your contribution will go directly to funding baby swim programs. It's a great gift to welcome a child into our ever-growing community in Frankston.🏊

You can purchase a place for a baby born this year on the birth tree by heading to our website in the link below. Or for older children, you can add them to the Family Garden. Find out more in the link in our bio.

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Who's joining us tomorrow for our last PINES Free Family Friday of the season? 

Help us see out the PINES season with a bang and head down to our gorgeous outdoor pool for:

✅ Free entry between 4pm-7pm
🌭 Free sausage sizzle 
💦️ Waterslide (weather dependent) 
🎨️️ Face painting 
🙌️ Giveaways 
🥳️ And lots of fun in the water! 

It has been an incredible season and we can't wait to celebrate with our wonderful community.

We can't wait to see you there!

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Spots are still available for our PARC Fit Outdoor term 2! 💪

Due to popular demand we have added another term of PARC Fit Outdoor, running over 6 weeks and set outside in the beautiful surrounds of Beauty Park and Frankston Pier, our 60 minute sessions are a great way to start your mornings. 🌳🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♀️🌿

PARC Fit Outdoor Term 2 kicks off next Monday 15 April! With three different days to choose from across the week, there's still time to book your bootcamp style outdoor training sessions.

To register head to our Customer Portal in the link in our bio.

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Don't forget to book into our Living With Wildlife activity on Friday! 🌿🐨🌿

This arts and crafts this hands-on activity is perfect for children curious about nature!  Creating a habitat for butterflies using native seeds and clay, children will make 'seed balls' to take home and start a butterfly patch in the garden. 🦋🐝🪲

Bookings are essential, so please head to the link below to book your child in for a session. If you cannot attend your booked session, you can cancel through the Eventbrite page.

All items are provided and no live animals, insects or lizards are used. 

📆 When: Friday 12 April 
🕐 Sessions times between 12pm-2pm

To book for our Living With Wildlife activity please head to:
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