The NRMA is turning 100 next year and is planning an event that will tour several regional communities. The event will be coming to Kiama for one weekend on 4 – 5 April. It is important to the NRMA that each event reflects the local community voice. So as part of the event the NRMA is looking to showcase local community and sustainability programs and initiatives, and include opportunities to educate children through play and storytelling.
The NRMA is currently seeking interest from local community groups who would like to participate in one or more of the following:
- Community Pop-Up and Community Theatrette: The Community Pop-Up will be a space to allow community groups to showcase programs or ideas for the local region – with a focus on sustainability (environmental, economic or social sustainability). Visitors can come and discover what is happening in the area, find out how they can get involved or instigate similar ideas in their own lives. The pop-up will need to be informative – it’s important to note that this is not about selling a product, but more about raising awareness and education. The pop-up stall can vary in size depending on what your organisation wants to showcase, but no larger than 5 x 5 metres. Community groups running a Community Pop-Up also have the opportunity to speak at the Community Theatrette about the sustainability program showcased in the pop-up. The theatrette will host short talks (10-20 mins long) and can be in the form of an individual speech or a panel. Ideally, speakers will be available for at least two sessions across the weekend.
- Kids Zone: The Kids Zone will be a fun zone for kids to explore and discover, taking part in activities that encourage subtle learning through play. The focus of the Kids Zone will be the Storytelling, however the NRMA is also looking at other activities such as exercise for children (e.g. children’s yoga, dance class, aerobics class), animal conservation education, toy swap, lawn games etc. Those running activities in the Kids Zone must have a Working With Children Check (volunteer).
- Indigenous storytelling and education: Indigenous storytelling or other educational activities will be incorporated into several elements of the event. The NRMA is looking for indigenous organisations or individuals interested in sharing stories or running creative workshops.
While there is no cost to be part of the event, the NRMA has requested that community groups provide the materials and resources they need to deliver their nominated activity. The NRMA and its event team will work with each community group to support their preparation for the event.
If you are interested in the opportunity to be part of this event, please contact NRMA’s Manager of Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Claudia Rosario, via phone (0481 430 257) or email (Claudia.Rosario@mynrma.com.au).