Media Release

Every Generation Festival

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The 2014 COTA SA Every Generation Festival & Awards is almost upon us.

The Every Generation Festival is South Australia's largest community festival, held annually in the month of October - or as we like to call it - FUNtober. The Festival touches communities in every corner of our state and with over 1,000 registered events on the 2014 calendar, the Every Generation Festival is larger than the Adelaide Fringe. It regularly attracts over 200,000 participants to a variety of activities with an emphasis on positive ageing and intergenerational communication.

From humble beginnings in 1967 the festival has grown to be an important celebration for older South Australian's, their families, friends and the wider community.

The Every Generation Festival celebrates and champions all aspects of positive ageing - physical, mental and emotional well-being - and there's plenty there for folks who like to party as well! Drawing together communities from many cultural backgrounds, the festival provides ample opportunities to try new things like yarn bombing, Japanese martial arts, stunt kite-flying and African drumming or taking a slightly less- ushed path with bush walks, theatre, art exhibitions and even an Antiques Fair. For the more adventurous there's even a night-time spooky, cemetery walk. With local councils, community groups, friendship groups, retirement organisations and individual members of the public putting their creativity to work there is literally something for every age at the 2014 Every Generation Festival.

COTA SA General Manager, Rosetta Rosa looks forward to the festival each year. ‘The Every Generation Festival is a giant celebration of all aspects of positive ageing. Ideas are hatched and exchanged, friendships are made and we all can begin to grasp the tremendous contributions that older South Australians make in our lives and communities every day. It doesn't matter where you live or the size of your budget, there'll be something for you to discover.'

The ever popular Seniors Real Estate Services Movie Morning on Thursday 16th October is again at the Capri Theatre, Goodwood. Our feature film is the remarkable ‘Boyhood' starring Ethan Hawke & Patricia Arquette. As a special treat, we will also be screening ‘The Girl In The Camera' by Adelaide's rising star, 17 year old director Henry Thong. Henry took out the First Prize at the International Youth Silent Film Festival in Portland, Oregon earlier this year and is being hailed as one of the nation's most promising film talents.

Our finale is the Every Generation Festival Awards Dinner on Thursday 30th October at the InterContinental Hotel, North Terrace, Adelaide. It's the highlight event where we reveal the winners of the prestigious COTA SA Positive Ageing Awards and come together to celebrate our community.

For the full list of events, please visit the event calendar - www.cotasa.org.au/egf-events.aspx

For further information, please contact:

Jane Intini - Every Generation Festival & Awards Coordinator

P: (08) 8232 0422 / 1800 182 324 E: jintini@cotasa.org.au W: www.cotasa.org.au

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