Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

A Time to Celebrate Our Abilities

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

A Time to Celebrate Our Abilities

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LINE up your events for this year's Disability Action Week. Visit for RSVP contacts and more.


Tuesday, September 7:

Endeavour Foundation Open Day, 9am to 3pm, Learning and Lifestyle Centre, Shakespeare Street.

Wednesday, September 8:

Disability Services Morning Tea, 10am to 12pm, Lagoons CafA[c], Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

Life Without Barriers Mini Olympics, 3pm to 6pm, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. Nominate a team of five. $5 fee payable on the day. Jumping castle, tug-o-war, treasure hunt, egg and spoon races.

Thursday, September 9:

Mackay Advocacy Inc Free Breakfast, 7.30am to 9am, Bonnie and Clyde's at the Dome Complex, Victoria Street, Mackay.

Life Stream Game Day, 9am to 2.15pm at Life Stream, Juliet Street, Mackay. Chuck a boot, smash the cans, easy obstacle course egg race, shot put, basketball in the bin, big foot relay and throw a frisbee. Lunch provided for schools only.

Friday, September 10:

Disability Action Week Action Awards and dinner, 7pm to 10pm, Harrup Park Country Club. Tickets $25, concession $15 and table of 10 $20 a person. Phone 49532292 for more information.

Sunday, September 12:

IDEAL Placements Troppo Disability Action Week market stall, Mt Pleasant Shopping Centre car park.


Friday, September 10:

IDEAL Placements and Miller House barbecue, Central Street, Sarina, 11am to 1pm. Barbecue, billy tea and damper; Mudth Nyleta (Miller House).


Monday, September 6:

Soup kitchen, 9am to noon, volunteering at the Bowen Neighbourhood Centre Soup Kitchen. Lunch available from noon to 4pm.

Carer's Cuppa, 9.30am to 11.30am. Have a cuppa and discuss the Disability Services' 10-year plan.

Radio Talk Back GEM FM 95.1, 12.30pm to 1pm. People with disabilities sharing their stories and favourite music live on air. …

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