Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Europe Direct Ballinasloe/Carraroe Libraries Soapbox Event.

The Europe Direct Centre at Ballinasloe Library together with the centre at Carraroe Library are jointly organizing a soapbox competition which takes place on November 1st next at Westside Library in Galway at 8.00pm. The competition is a National event, taking place at the 7 other ED Centres throughout Ireland, with the National Final taking place at Farmleigh on November 20th.
As this is the “European Year of Active Ageing”, the theme of the soapbox..”Youth is wasted on the young” is very apt.
Entry is open to ALL age groups with entry forms available online here or at Ballinasloe or Carraroe libraries.
Entrants speak for 3 minutes on the subject,which they can agree or disagree with.There will be a panel of experts there on the night to judge the speakers.

The first prize is an Ipad and a trip to Brussels,which is sponsored by Jim Higgins,MEP,who chairs the event on the night.
The winner in Galway will go forward to the National Final in Farmleigh on 20th November.
Entry forms are available online or at Ballinasloe /Carraroe Libraries./

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