City celebrates International Day of People with Disability

The City of Greater Geraldton will host a number of events in recognition of International Day of People with Disability 2014.

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is an annual global event that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, and celebrate the achievements and contributions that people with disability have made to the community.

 Starting next week, the City and community will hold three days of activities to celebrate the occasion.

 Deputy Mayor, Neil McIlwaine, said the internationally celebrated event was something very significant for the City to recognise.

“The City is committed to facilitating the inclusion of people with disability and supports the celebration and recognition of the great work done within our community,” he said.

“We are proud to support International Day for People with Disability by hosting an art exhibition and special library activities.”

To kick off three days of events, there will be a story time session at the Geraldton Regional Library on Friday, November 28 from 9.30am to 10.30am. Join the friendly library staff for a morning of fun songs, stories, rhymes and crafts, no bookings are required.

On Tuesday, December 2, the Queens Park Theatre will be host the Creative Waves Art Exhibition 2014. The exhibition showcases art created by people with disability which was supported by local Disability service providers. This will be open for viewing until December 15.

The Foreshore will be packed with activities on Wednesday, December 3, from 5pm to 7pm. Enjoy activities including Spin Out wheelchair basketball, beach volleyball, a bouncy castle and face painting.

A sausage sizzle and the Sun City Cinema will conclude the evening. The Ride, an inspirational documentary about four men who ditch their wheelchairs for a quad bike adventure, will be showing from 7:30pm. There will also be a Q&A Session with Craig Parsons after the movie. Free popcorn will be provided. For more information on this event call Regional Home Care Services on 9920 7600.

For more information about IDPwD, visit