Postcards from Another Age – Exhibition and Competition

The BCC invites you write a postcard capturing a message you would like to send to your older or younger self!

Youth Postcards to their 65 year-old self

The Byron Community Centre invites school-aged children and young people (under 25s) in our community to participate in a competition to write a postcard to their 65 year-old selves! When you hit retirement age what is it that you will hope to achieve? Seize the opportunity to reflect on where or who you may be at the age of 65. It could be a message of hope for the future, advice, aspirations or a dedication to someone who inspires you!


Senior’s Postcards to their 16 year-old self

We also invite our seniors to write a postcard to their 16 year-old selves! Do you ever wish you could tell your 16 year-old self to follow your dreams, believe in yourself or hold on to that one true love. So please get involved and share that wisdom with your community!

Coordinated by Community Services Manager Cat Seddon, the project hopes to foster richer interactions between younger and older folks in the community.

“It’s about honouring where you have been to create the person you are today. It can help us build a wonderful conversation between the older and younger people in our community,” Ms Seddon said.

“I love it because it’s not about parents giving advice or telling kids what to do, it’s about people talking about their own lives, it’s valuing older people’s life experience while exposing our community to that wisdom and hindsight,”

“I think the different perspectives and stories will be really interesting.”


The postcards will then be displayed at the Community Centre during Social Inclusion Week, which runs from November 25 – 29, with the exhibition open to the public.

There is also a competition for the most creative postcard from each different age group with some great prizes that include:

  • 2 X Cape Byron Sea Kayak Tour
  • 2 X 2 Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour
  • Macadamia Castle Package valued at over $150
  • 1 Month Byron Bay Boot Camp Voucher
  • 3 Month MY OWN GYM Membership
  • + MORE!

So get involved and write a postcard capturing what you would say to older or younger self!

Postcards are available for collection from the Byron Community Centre reception, or to have them mailed to you please call the centre on 6685 6807.


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