A celebration of all abilities

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TWO local councils – Glenorchy and Clarence – are teaming up to host a family fun day in celebration of International Day of People with Disability.

United Nations’ International Day of People with Disability promotes inclusivity and celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

By gathering together to celebrate this day, local residents can work to break down barriers for the 4.3 million Australians living with disability and contribute to positive change in the community.

‘A Day on the Foreshore’, held on the Montrose Bay foreshore, will include come and try activities, performances from local artists and delicious food.

All activities on the day aim to break down the barriers for people with disability and create more inclusive communities to ensure they can reach their full potential.

Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston said the sense of pride in the community surrounding this event was palpable.

“Our city prides itself on inclusivity and acceptance, it is always fantastic to get together and celebrate those living in our communities with disability,” she said.

“We all work hard in our city to ensure our community is one of acceptance and inclusivity, where people feel welcome and safe, but it is important to continue to work on this in order for inclusivity to grow.”

Event planning committee member Luke Mayes said the committee had been busy planning an event to celebrate the abilities and contributions of people with disabilities, which would have something for everyone.

“Our event is accessible, and we encourage all people with disability, their families and carers to come along and join the fun,” he said.

The foreshore will boast an array of activities including wheelchair sports, performances from music and dance groups, a film screening, come and try sports, food, and information displays from local providers.

The family fun day will be held from 11am on Sunday 1 December at the Montrose Bay foreshore.

To find out more about the event, visit Glenorchy City Council’s website at www.gcc.tas.gov.au or contact the access and inclusion officer on phone 6216 6800.

Caption: Grant Pearson, left, and Shaun Phillips, of Mosaic, will be performing at ‘A Day on the Foreshore’.

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