Celebrate Ability! will be held from 10am to 2pm at the Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham, to celebrate people with disability with a focus on the contribution they make to the community.
International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations-sanctioned day held every December. The City has been working with community partners to present an annual event to commemorate the day since 2012.
“Disability affects one third of the population, either directly or through caring for someone with disability,” Mayor Barry Sammels said. “In Rockingham, that means around 40,000 people have a disability or care for someone with a disability.
“This event aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.”
All community members are invited to Celebrate Ability! There will be engaging and inspiring live entertainment and opportunities to take part in a range of fun activities including a high tea for seniors and carers, a silent disco, a fun photo-booth, crafts and sports activities.
People with disability will play a key role in bringing the event to life with students from the local area featuring on stage. Students from Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre also helped to prepare the all-important gift bags that will be given out to attendees.
SMP lifeskills2work will present the high tea, giving its clients an opportunity to demonstrate their hospitality and customer service skills.
Celebrate Ability! is a free event and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the City of Rockingham on 9528 0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.