Emu Park’s Bell Park will be the place to be from 9:30am – 2pm on Friday 20th September, as thousands of community members are expected at the annual Beach Day Out event as part of Disability Action Week.
The free family fun day held annually in September, aims to provide an accessible, inclusive and fun day at the beach for the whole family, but also for those with a disability who may ordinarily have difficulties in accessing such an event.
Now in its eighth year, Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said last year’s attendance of over 3,500 makes this the largest Disability Action Week event in Queensland, which is a wonderful reflection on the support of our community.
“Everyone involved works hard to make sure this event is accessible and inclusive for the whole community – and in particular for people with a disability, their families and carers, so everyone can enjoy a fun day out at the beach,” Cr Hutton said.
“The popularity and warm reception of this wonderful community event is testament to not only the event organisers and agencies involved, but the community’s strong interest in continuing to make our region a positive, accepting and culturally diverse place to live.”
Community Development and Support Councillor Jan Kelly this year’s programme will feature over 50 stallholders, a petting zoo, plenty of arts and crafts activities, beach games, and water wheelchairs, with a full stage programme of entertainment including local band Silky Fuzz as the headline performance.
"With busses running from Rockhampton and Yeppoon, this event is a fantastic opportunity for resident’s right across Central Queensland to enjoy a wonderful day of free entertainment on our beautiful Capricorn Coast in an inclusive and family-friendly environment,” Cr Kelly said.
“Council would like to sincerely thank everybody involved in the success of this event, including support from local businesses and organisations.”
For more information or if you would like to volunteer at the event, head to the Beach Day Out Facebook page for details.