Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Youth OUT! 2009

31 July 2009

2 weeks of In Camp Training is over! Picked up the addictive game of Foosball during lunch breaks. Looking forward to compete with fellow soldiers in the next ICT.

Into its 4th consecutive year, Youth OUT! had its roots as a void deck dance party and then subsequently held in Eunos CC hall. This year, Youth OUT!, for the first time, is held in celebration of Singapore's 44th Birthday at Eunos Petal Garden. Spearheaded by the Eunos CC YEC, the event is jointly organised by Eunos Grassroots Organisations, in partnership with Eunos CCC Family Life Champion.

After my stint as chairman of the organising committee of Youth OUT! 2008, it was great to be partnering Hock Rong as co-chairmen to organise Youth OUT! 2009.

Night after night, weekends after weekends, YEC members combed many HDB flats, distributing publicity flyers, informing residents and selling tickets door-to-door. Close to 50 flats were covered in 3 weeks! Exhausting as it might be, new YEC members enjoyed the experience and everyone seemed to having fun.

On Thursday, the barricades reached Eunos Petal Garden. One by one, YEC members carried the heavy barricades and arranged to form an exclusive dance floor for Youth OUT! participants.

After changing out from my military uniform, I went over to Eunos Petal Garden eagerly to check out the preparation.

Our Youth Staff was of great assistance to the success of the event.

This is the first major grassroots project for Pristine, who is the Programme I/C, together with Faiq. The seamless transition of performances on stage and the proper briefing of the Emcee ensured the success of the event.

Jialing, Rahayu and Erlina took charge of the inflatable. In line with our objective of getting the family involved, children are entertained with the inflatable as well as balloon sculpturing by Mr Lightning Finger.

Mankid was pivotal in getting all the refreshments stall working good. Participants had free flow of popcorns, crackers and coke during the 3-hour event.

I seriously love this photo. Ming Choo made some balloon sculptures that could be donned by the volunteers at the inflatable booth. Abdillah, in his wacky manner, looked funny in this photo as he transported all the crackers over to the event venue.

At 7.30pm, The Fizzy Fabulous (T.F.F.) performed a Hip Hop dance which incorporated the dance to the beat of "Reach Out for the Skies". Flavaone kickstarted the first beatbox performance for the evening. Cypher Crazed Crew wowed the participants with the neck-breaking break dance performance. Next, Fresh Dice did a rap. Eunos Zone '7' RC idol, Infamous, did a Hip Hop Dance.

At 8.20pm, Mr Lightning Finger went to mingle with the children and sculptured with red and white balloons. Concurrently on stage, UDC performed a Hip Hop Dance. Percussion Band, Voodoo, pumped up the night. Next, the emcee, MediaCorp LOVE 97.2FM Radio Presenter Jeff Goh conducted a stage game "So You Think You Can Dance?"

We are honoured to have Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & MP for Aljunied GRC, to be our Guest-of-Honour. He was chaperoned by Bhangra dancers who proceeded to perform on stage. In his address, he highlighted the various achievements of the Eunos Youth Club.

Beatboxer Bryan went up on stage to trumpet "Majulah Singapura" with his vocal chords. F2DM did the last Hip Hop dance of the night, before Cypher Crazed Crew went up on stage to wow the participants with a different set of head-grinding performance. National Beatboxer Champion Charles drew everyone's attention to the stage.

Grassroots leaders went up on stage to lead everyone in singing "Stand Up for Singapore!" The atmosphere was so awesome that almost everyone on the floor jumped and sang the song together.

After the lucky draw, the dance floor opened with even the senior line dancers getting themselves immersed with the youths.

Felt great working with everyone! Go go Eunos!

1 comment:

  1. its all really very nice pictures. thanks for sharing this.


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