International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) will be marked at Sydney Olympic Park with a program of FREE participatory and creative activities from Monday 3 to Friday 7 December 2018 (inclusive).
The program is an initiative of Sydney Olympic Park Authority in partnership with a number of Western Sydney community service organisations, and from 10am-2pm daily at Jacaranda Square (near Olympic Park Station / opposite the Coffee Club) activities will include:
• Ability Links Creative disability inclusion games and information
• Community Migrant Resource Centre Beyond Diversity cultural Inclusion activities and information
• Achieve Australia Christmas decoration making workshops
• Achieve Australia vintage items, fabrics and patterns pop-up stall – get your holiday gifts!
• Hills Community Aid Including You Tent display for great inclusive community events
• Bridj On-demand shuttle bus display and information – transport for accessible places
• Beyond disability and diversity information exhibition
• Access and inclusion videos screening
Specific days only
• Sensory guided tour of Sydney Olympic Park - 10.30am & 11.30am (booking essential) 3 Dec only
• Wetlands in a box sensory activity 3 Dec only
• Disability Sports information and activities by Disability Sports Australia 3 Dec only • Accessible Arts Drum Circle – learn drum patterns with 16 Drums – 12 to 1pm 3 & 7 Dec only
• Flourish Australia workplace mental health & wellbeing information and activities 3 & 4 Dec only
• Ability Links Blind cricket 4 & 6 Dec only
• Leep digital literacy and volunteering for inclusion information and activities 5 Dec only
Some of Sydney Olympic Park's venues will also have special offers to celebrate IDPwD and Inclusion:
• FREE GymAbility Gymnastics Program – Thursday 6 December. Booking via quaycentre.com.au
• FREE Archery Session – Thursday 6 December. Booking via archerycentre.com.au
"We witnessed inspiration in action recently when the Invictus Games were held at Sydney Olympic Park and we're truly proud that Olympic Park is a place for everyone; with facilities to cater to all," said Sydney Olympic Park Authority CEO, Charles Moore.
"Our program from 3-7 December provides an ideal opportunity for the community to celebrate International Day of People with Disability and engage with the many inclusive initiatives offered all year round by organisations based at the Park," he added.
For more information about events and programs at Sydney Olympic Park, visit sydneyolympicpark.com.au.