The 2019 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival promotes and celebrates physically active lifestyles for people of all abilities and will be happening on Tuesday 3 December from 10am to 3pm at Crown Riverwalk.
The festival marks International Day of People with Disability and includes a variety of fun and challenging activities, featuring three activity zones and over 30 exhibitors, offering a range of exciting, inclusive and modified sports for people to come and try and learn about programs you can get involved with in your community.
"Our vision is a Victoria where there is better choice and access for people with disability who want to meaningfully engage with sport and active recreation," said Richard Amon, CEO of Disability Sport and Recreation.
"Through our festival, we hope to see more Victorians with disability finding an activity that's right for them and taking part in their communities."
The Law Enforcement Torch Run, with over 100 Victoria Police and Special Olympics athletes running from the Victoria Police Centre with the Flame of Hope to light the cauldron at the Festival, will be a highlight of the day's events.
Another drawcard is the AFL Wheelchair Corporate Challenge which pits corporate teams against one another after a training session with AFL Wheelchair players.
Specialist schools are invited to take part in the Get Active Challenge which allows students with disability to engage and learn about sport and recreation through active participation at the festival.
There will also be Paralympians to meet, giant wheelchair puppets and the Vision Australia Radio live broadcast.
Jason Lees is a two-time Paralympic wheelchair rugby player with the Australian Steelers and will be running the wheelchair rugby come and try activity at the Festival.
Maria Strong is competing at the upcoming 2019 World Para-athletics Championships in Dubai and will be helping with the Race Running come and try activity at the festival.
The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival offers Victorians with, and without, disability the opportunity to explore and experience accessible and inclusive sport and recreation through hands-on activities and information sharing.
Come and celebrate International Day of People with Disability by getting active!
For more information, please visit: https://dsr.org.au/about-the-festival/
Where: Crown Riverwalk, Southbank (between Queensbridge Street and Rockpool Bar & Grill)
When: Tuesday 3 December, 2019
Start Time: 10am to 3pm