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Posted on: 12 September, 2017

Help celebrate Disability Action Week at Emu Park’s annual Beach Day Out!

Livingstone Shire Council is excited to once again support the hugely popular Beach Day Out event at Bell Park, Emu Park on Friday 15 September as part of Disability Action Week 2017.

Starting from 9.30am to 2pm, there will be over 60 and free activities for all to enjoy.

Beach Day Out is a large-scale family event which is all inclusive, providing a range of activities, entertainment and a fun day out for the community, focusing on those living with a disability.

Councillor for Community Development Jan Kelly said that in Livingstone Shire, nearly 4% of our population lives with a severe, life-changing disability and holding events like this increased understanding.

“Livingstone Shire Council has a longstanding and proud history of working with disability groups on the Capricorn Coast and these partnerships have delivered some fantastic outcomes for our community as a whole,” Cr Kelly said.

Disability Action Week is an annual celebration that aims to empower people with a disability, improve access and inclusion, as well as raise community awareness of disability issues Cr Kelly added.

“This year’s theme ‘Everybody has a role to play’ inspires all Queenslanders to create an all-inclusive, more welcoming state for people with a disability,” Cr Kelly said.

“Council is proud to support Disability Action Week and is committed to providing more opportunities to our residents with disabilities as well as providing an all-inclusive community.

“All residents in Livingstone Shire are encouraged to play their part and contribute during Disability Action Week to help make our Shire a place where diversity shines and is welcomed in all situations.”

For more information on any of the Beach Day Out activities or to book a bus seat call the Livingstone Shire Council Community Centre on 4913 3840 or email communitycentre@livingstone.qld.gov.au
For more on DAW go to www.qld.gov.au/disability/community/celebrate-disability-action-week/

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