The City of Rockingham will proudly support the United Nations’ International Day of People with Disability by hosting the Celebrate Ability event at the Gary Holland Community Centre on Thursday 29 November.

Running from 10.30am–1.30pm, Celebrate Ability is an inclusion focused event that aims to increase community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the contribution people with disability make to the community.

A range of activities including a silent disco, fun photo-booth and slot car races will be available as well as collaborative art experiences and the opportunity to interact with a pony from Peel Riding for the Disabled.Children participating in a dance performance.

Live entertainment from local schools, community groups and special guest dance group Tracksuit will also be a highlight.

Representatives from Special Olympics WA will also be present, providing sporting demonstrations and promotion of the Special Olympics WA State Games, which will be held in Rockingham in October 2019.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said this year’s celebration would be the eighth annual event the City had hosted to acknowledge International Day of People with Disability.

“Celebrate Ability is a fantastic event that gives us the opportunity to recognise the wonderful contribution people with disability make to our community,” Mayor Sammels said.

“The City aspires to create a community that is inclusive and welcoming to people with disability, their families and carers. Events like Celebrate Ability are pivotal to achieving that goal and it’s fantastic to see the event continue to grow each year.”

Celebrate Ability is a free event that is open to all residents. Auslan interpreters will be available on the day.

For more information on Celebrate Ability contact the City via email on customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or call 9528 0333.

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