On December 3, the LSA partnered with PQSA and Brain Injury SA to host a fun event in Victoria Square to celebrate people with disability as a part of the International Day of People with Disability.
It was a beautiful Adelaide summer’s day as hundreds of people enjoyed the live music by Cal Williams junior, and the more than 20 stalls set up by organisations that provide services to people with disability in South Australia.
South Australia’s Governor, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le and Mrs Le took time out of their busy schedules to wander through Victoria Square, visit stalls and chat to visitors.
South Australian Government’s Minister for Health Jack Snelling and Minister for Disability Tony Piccolo also joined in festivities.
The SA Police patrol car and the gorgeous puppies of the Royal Society for the Blind were hugely popular – as was Nancy the sheep, helping to promote the good work of CARA!
The striking hand painted umbrellas (pictured below) provided by participants of the Eastern Region Supported Residential Facilities program and beautiful artwork by clients of Brain Injury SA added some stunning colour to the Square.
Food trucks Burger Theory, Cheesy Street, and Coffee & Crepes kept everyone well fed and watered throughout the day, and we are so grateful they joined our event.
We thank everyone involved in making our International Day of People with Disability event such a huge success. It was inspiring to see so many people with disability, and passers-by take time to visit and celebrate this significant event.
The United Nations-sanctioned International Day of People with Disability is held every December 3 and aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and wellbeing.
Image – above right top: LSA’s marquee.
Image – above right bottom, (L-R): Hon Jack Snelling, Robert and Julie Freak.
Image – below: Artists at work.
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This article was featured in the December 2015 Edition of LSS News. The LSS Update is a quarterly enewsletter from Lois and the LSA team.