It’s a youth music festival being held at the showgrounds on Wednesday 16th April between 10am and 5pm.

The event is aimed at raising awareness in the Community about youth mental health issues and where young people can get support.

On the day young people are encouraged to speak to services and find out how they can help or support them (ie have a meaningful conversation).

By the end of the day young people and parents will have a better idea of what support is about and who can help with different issues.

Headspace is a free health service for young people (12-25 yrs old). Specialising in mental health and or drug & alcohol issues. It is a multi-disciplinary service including: GP’s, psychologists, psychiatrists, MH nurses, youth workers. Headspace works with Mental Health, drug & alcohol and sexual assault services from the Area Health Service and other youth services and employment agencies. Headspace aims to raise awareness about youth mental health issues in the community, provide training in the field and advocates for the local youth population.

Check Your Head 2014 raises the profile of headspace and other youth services and how they can support families and young people. It educates the community about what help is available

bcu Coffs Tri teams up with C.ex Group

The inaugural bcu Coffs TRI multisport festival was a huge success in 2013, attracting more than 600 competitors. Event organisers Village Sports are expecting the 2014 event to sell out in record time.

The bcu Coffs TRI weekend of events – on 1 and 2 March 2014 – includes an ‘Enticer Tri’ (375m swim/10km cycle/2.5km run) and includes races for children aged 5–14 years on the Saturday, with the headline Olympic-distance triathlon (1.5km swim/40km cycle/10km run) on the Sunday. This event has something for everyone, regardless of age, ability or level of fitness.

C.ex Group gets mean and green

Event director Mick Maley said that events such as the bcu Coffs Tri could not run without the support from the local community. “We are delighted to have the C.ex Group on board again as a major sponsor,” he said. “Without their generous financial support and help from their dedicated volunteers, the event would not be the success that it is.”

C.ex Group is the sponsor of 10km run leg of the Olympic Distance Triathlon. The C.ex Group will notch up its second year of involvement in 2014 and registrations will again be held at C.ex Coffs on Friday 28 February. The mean, green, C.ex Community Crew were a major force on the run leg in 2013, handing out water to the athletes, and will be helping out again in 2014.

The course

The spectacular open-water swim, considered one of the most beautiful in the country, is held inside the protected pristine harbour with spectators getting a birds-eye view from the jetty. The two-lap bike course is fast yet challenging on a closed road out to Toormina and back to the harbour; and the run comprises two laps along the beautiful harbour foreshores incorporating the iconic Coffs Jetty.

Village Sports is offering a total prize purse of $4500 for open male and female category placegetters.

Village Sports aims to attract triathletes to Coffs Harbour to experience the incredible bcu Coffs TRI course, encourage more locals to take up the great sport of triathlon and, most importantly, create a memorable and family-friendly event.

Entries for the bcu Coffs TRI are now open at

C.ex Group donates $30k to Dancing with the Stars Coffs

This is a fun, gala fundraising event for the Cancer Council. Ten high-profile Coffs Coast business people team up with 10 professional Coffs Coast dance teachers to perform one dance on the night and raise money. The 2014 event will take place on Saturday 1 February.

Now in its fourth year, the event takes place on the Saturday closest to World Cancer Day. The 2013 event was sold out with 440 guests attending the gala evening.

The 10 dance couples will compete for the Judges’ Choice award, judged by an expert panel, as well as for the People’s Choice award, as voted by the audience. There will also be a prize for the ‘star’ that raises the most money. The 2013 winner, Ray Ellicott, raised an amazing $15,111.

In addition there will be an auction on the night, which will include a beautiful handmade pendant from Parrys Jewellers.

Our major media sponsors for the event are Focus, 2CS, Southern Cross 10 and The Coffs Coast Advocate.

As a major sponsor, Emma Rhoades Photography will be donating their time and energy to taking the official photos for the event. Inspirational speaker Michael Crossland is also a major sponsor and will be your MC for the night.

Our stars on the night include our very own Tony Cahill (C.ex Group) plus: EJ (2CS), Jesse Taylor (Mission Australia), Steve Allan (Urunga Pharmacy), Bridgette Vartianen (Red Sparrow Tea Company), Nicole Martin (NSW Police), Melly Dee (Coffs Coast Focus), Vicky Hunter (Coffs Harbour Racing Club) and Cherie Parik (The Edge).

Our wonderful dance schools who are teaching our stars are: Pacific Dancentre (Ballroom), Razzle Dazzle Rockers (Rock and Roll/Lindy Hop), So Dance Studios (Swing), Woolgoolga Dance Studio (Musical Theatre), Coffs Latin Rhythms (Zouk), Kulturithmik (Argentine Tango), Hara Beyond Movement Studio (Ballet) and Toll Priority (Disco).

Cancer Council NSW is community funded and supported and has extensive networks in the community with business, organisations and community groups. Cancer Council has just one goal: to defeat cancer. The money that you raise supports Cancer Council NSW achieve this goal through funding cancer research, cancer support and information services, cancer prevention programs and advocacy. In doing so we can better understand every step of the cancer journey and one day make cancer a manageable disease for all.

C.ex Coffs is proud for our involvement and monies raised.

For further information contact Fiona Foulkes at or call 02 6659 8400.

Are you up to the Challenge?

Get a group together to compete in our up and coming Trivia Night and Charity Auction – for Connor Maclean. Join MC Michael Crossland  on Wednesday 12 February 2014, from 6.30pm, in our great auditorium, for a fun night of trivia, laughs and great company.

Tickets are just $20, tables seat 10. Buy yours today through Community Care Options Coffs, Woolgoolga and Urunga offices, plus Red Lipstik (opp. C.ex Coffs).

All proceeds go towards helping Connor get to the US for essential medical treatment.

Visit for more info.

We are proud to support this initiative through our Community Engagement Program.

Free Photos with Santa

Christmas is the time for giving. We understand how tough it can be financially around the festive season – with holidays, buying presents for friends and family, plus putting on a lavish Christmas spread.

To help out, the C.ex Community Crew are inviting you to bring your family to our Christmas Winter Wonderland. Come to the Vista Lounge to meet Santa and have the traditional photos taken, free of charge.

Seven days later, your quality photos will be ready for collection.

When is it?

  • Saturday 7 December (4.30pm – 7.00pm)
  • Sunday 8 December (10.30am – 1.30pm)
  • Saturday 14 December (4.30pm – 7.00pm)
  • Sunday 15 December (10.30am – 1.30pm)


The Community Crew will be proving plenty of other activities to keep the kids entertained.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our very own Winter Wonderland.

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For more information

Sarah Pryor
Community Relations Manager
P. 02 6691 9251