Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

Published: Friday, 8 November 2019 at 1:34:06 PM

The Denmark community can have a go at adaptive multisports at the Denmark Recreation Centre next month as part of International Day of People with Disability.

International Day of People with Disability (IDoPWD) is celebrated on December 3 each year to foster conversation about disability and to promote accessibility and inclusion for all in the community.

This year the team from WA Disabled Sports (WADSA) will partner with the Shire of Denmark and offer multiple adaptive sports in a round-robin style competition at Denmark Recreation Centre.

WADSA have adaptive equipment which enables people with disability of all ages to join in and participate.

WADSA Albany camp participants will also be joining in.

The event will include a presentation by athlete, Paralympian and creator of the No Xcuses Mindset Brant Garvey.

Brant will share how he uses sports to physically express his core values and will talk about the five building blocks of No Xcuses -  guts, grit, determination, focus and resilience.

Acting CEO Mr David Schober said the event will highlight how sporting activities can be adapted to ensure everyone is included.

"This event will demonstrate ways in which through sport, mindset and adaptive technologies we can help make our community more inclusive, accessible and supportive," he said.

This free event will be held at Denmark Recreation Centre on Tuesday 3 December from 10.30 to 1pm.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Everyone is invited to participate. For further info or to RSVP please contact Community Development Officer, Claudia Simpson on 9848 0300 or email cdo@denmark.wa.gov.au

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