Fun Day Planned for Celebrate Ability 2017

27/11/2017

The City of Rockingham will celebrate the UN endorsed International Day of People with Disability (IDOPWD) with an inclusion-focused day of activities at the Gary Holland Community Centre on Thursday 30 November 10.30am to 1.30pm.

The Celebrate Ability event aims to increase community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and to celebrate the contribution they make to the community.

The City has organised inclusive activities and entertainment to appeal to a range of ages and abilities, including a silent disco, fun photo booth, slot car racing, and participation in sports and craft activities.
Animal lovers can experience a reptile exhibition, interact with greyhounds and enjoy the opportunity to feed a pony with Riding for the Disabled. 

Live entertainment will be a highlight of the event, with performances throughout the day from local schools and groups, including students from Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre.

City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said Celebrate Ability is an important event in the City’s calendar. “Since its introduction, this event has had huge appeal to people with a disability and their families and carers as well for the wider community.”

“One of the most rewarding aspects about the local Celebrate Ability event has been the way our young people, through the schools, have embraced the concept and play a key role in providing entertainment.

“Apart from being great fun for participants, this event focuses on inclusivity and helps to strengthen networks in our community.”
 
The City is supporting IDOPWD this year with a range of other events hosted by the libraries: an Art Exhibition Opening: I am you and you are me, at the Rockingham Central Library on Thursday 30 November, the Activ Human Library on Friday 1 December also at Rockingham Library, and a talk by traveller James Davies at Warnbro Library on the evening of Friday 31 November.
 
More Information
Celebrate Ability Rockingham
IDPWD at the Libraries
International Day of People with Disability

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