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Coleraine & District Battalion

BB Connect - Accredited training opportunity


BB CONNECT empowers, develops and connects young people throughout BBNI. We aim to retain, equip and support the young leaders of the Brigade and allow them to help make the decisions which shape the Brigade now and in the future.

BB CONNECT has organised 3 roadshow events around Northern Ireland for senior boys and leaders (male and female) aged 16-30. The nights consist of information stations about KGVI, NVQs, BB Connect and the Northern Ireland team to India in summer 2011, as well as activities from “igym star”, Ireland’s first arcade style mobile gymnasium (visit the company website www.igymstar.com)

The India team is in partnership with Habitat for Humanity NI, and follows the success of the 2007 and 2009 BB teams. The team involves working alongside homeowners building basic, affordable housing for their families. All that is required is a sense of humour and a desire to work!

The first roadshow is taking place at First Antrim Presbyterian Church on Tuesday 5th October. The night will begin at 7.45pm, aiming to finish at 10.00pm. The second roadshow is taking place in Coleraine (venue TBC) on Tuesday 19th October. The third roadshow is planned for early November in the Portadown area, with details available nearer the time. If you are not able to attend or fall outside of the age group, please pass on the information about the nights to any boys and leaders (male/female) you know.

If you or anyone you know is interested in attending the Antrim roadshow, could you email your interest to mikemcconkey@hotmail.co.uk by Saturday 2nd October, as we need to let igym star know numbers.

If you are interested in attending the Coleraine or Portadown roadshows, could you email your interest to the same address above by Saturday 16th October. All that is required in the email is the names and numbers of those boys and leaders attending, as well as the companies represented.

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you all at our roadshows

BB Connect team

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