International Day of People with Disability
When: 30 Nov 2018
International Day of People with Disability, sanctioned by the United Nations, is held annually as a worldwide celebration to raise public awareness of people living with disability, to recognise their contributions and achievements.
On Friday (30 November) in Victoria Square, Lifetime Support, Brain Injury SA and PQSA presented a free public event to raise awareness and celebrate people living with disability and their achievements.
The Adeladys hosted the event, which included two performances by the Lolly Jar Circus and a presentation of the International Day of People with Disability SA awards. Special guest speakers on the day included the Hon. Michelle Lensink MLC, Shadow Minister for Human Services, Nat Cook, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Erma Ranieri and Mrs. Lan Le (The Governor of South Australia’s wife).
Four individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the disability community received an award on the day. The awards provided the opportunity for people living with disability, their relatives, carers and others, to acknowledge someone that has made a difference in their lives. We received over 25 nominations and a selection committee determined the winners.
Our guest speaker of the day was Scotty Crowley, Para Triathlete, who kept the audience captivated with travel stories and personal family life stories.
A great lineup of delicious food trucks, including Chimichurri Grill, Sooki LaLa, Straberries Galore, and more, were there on thew day, and over 45 stall holders provided information and advice.
Keep an eye out for this year’s event, that will be held on Friday 29 November, 2019. See you there.