Ecos parkrun, Ballymena

What is Ecos parkrun, Ballymena?

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:30am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Ecos Park, Kernohan’s Lane, Broughshane Road, Ballymena, BT43 7QA. See Course page for more details.

Suteminis and Sutemos Sessions – DU Dance

DU Dance’s Suteminis and Sutemos are returning on Wednesday 20th September. As this is Good Relations Week they will take time getting to know each other and explore the positive message from Good Relations Week that ‘Together’ we can make a difference to break down barriers and build more inclusive communities. 

Radius Housing are bringing 9 schools from Ballymena and Coleraine to the Jungle NI for Good Relations Week 2023. This follows being crowned winners of the Community Relations Council’s Youth Award for Good Relations Work and the Chartered Institue of Housing Northern Ireland, All Ireland Award for promoting shared commuinties.

Poster Designing – RCITY Belfast

RCITY Belfast are designing a poster with their year 2 team to celebrate Good Relations Week 2023.

The group are getting creative and designing a poster showcasing their version of a city they would want to live in and is includive for all.

First Steps

RCITY Belfast are hosting a session to explore what good relations is and discuss their own views on this. The team will then get creative and design a flag about elements that make them who they are from each community.





Good Relations Week Breakfast Event

RCITY Belfast have organised for Youth workers across North Belfast to come ‘Together’ for a breakfast event to celebrate Good Relations Week 2023.

During this the youth workers will share the amazing work that’s going on that’s impacting postiviely on community relations and the lives of young people.

Open Botantic

On the 24th September 2023 Forward South Partnership are hosting an event called Open Botantic. This will showcase Botantic Avenue as a place fully acessible to pedestrians and cyclists with a wide range of fun activities, community engagement projects and a celebration of all the people and communities in the area.

This event is runing from 12pm-3pm and will be an afternoon full of games, entertainment, stalls, workshops and much more!

Remember, the streets will be closed for this event so it’s the perfect time to go for that family cycle!

Family Fun Day!

Get the date in your diary, round up the family and prepare to have the best day at the fabulous free family fun day taking place in Lurgan Park on Saturday 23rd September, noon to 4pm!

This event is to celebrate Good Relations week and will have a wide variety activities for everyone to enjoy! With inflatables, soft play bus, nerf wars, forest schools, balloon modelling, face painting and more, this will be a day to remember!

The theme of Good Relations Week 2023 is ‘Together’ and how togetherness can make a difference to breaking down barriers and building more inclusive communities. It will also continue to build upon the progress already achieved in pursuit of empowering change within our communities.

So why not come along with family and friends and enjoy some quality time on Saturday afternoon, ‘together’ in Lurgan Park!

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