City to celebrate International Day of People with Disability

News Update 20 November 2019

The City of South Perth will celebrate the International Day of People with Disability on Wednesday 4 December 2019 by partnering with the Manning Tennis Club, Tennis West, and APM communities for an inclusive tennis ‘come and try day’

The free event is open to everyone – adults and children with or without a disability. Wheelchairs will be provided so everyone can have a go on the courts at the Manning Tennis Club from 9.30am to 12.30pm. 

The day will acknowledge the diversities of people with disability and act as a reminder that we can always do more to be inclusive. 

Guests will hear from the inspirational Wayne Arnott, fresh from the Australian National Wheelchair Championships in Melbourne where he finished runner-up in his section. He’s Western Australia’s number one player after playing wheelchair tennis for four years. 

During the event, ABC Focus – with host Jessica Strutt – will broadcast live. Jessica will discuss the importance of inclusion and raising the awareness on International Day of People with Disability.

Local disability enterprise Our Ruby Girl – which has a mobile coffee van that provides employment for people with disability – will be there to provide refreshments. Catering for the light lunch will be sourced from Workpower, another disability enterprise.

The City works in accordance with its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021, which aims to ensure all community members have the same opportunities to access services and events, access buildings and facilities, receive information in appropriate formats, receive the same level and quality of service from staff, to provide feedback and make complaints, participate in public consultation, and obtain and maintain employment with the City.

For more information and to book, visit the City's event page.

You can read more about the City’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan on our website.

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