Day in the Bay at Pialba park celebrates ability

KITE making, sand art, drumming workshops, seedling planting and face painting are among the activities at the Day in the Bay on Wednesday, December 3.

The event, which is part of International Day of People with Disability, drew large crowds to the all-abilities park on the Pialba Esplanade.

Endeavour Foundation support and operations manager Steven Reid said it was wonderful to see the community coming together for an inclusive and entertaining event.

"Day in the Bay is about showcasing the ability of people with a disability who live, work and play in our community," he said.

"One of the more unique activities available to people has been the Silent Morning Tea, which provides the general public with unique insight into what it is like to communicate without speech.

"There is also a stall where some local gentlemen are displaying fishing aids that they manufacture and use on their wheelchairs and another gentlemen will be displaying his photographic skills.

"It's great to get the message out in the community that people with a disability may have some limitations but they enjoy life just like everyone else.

"People with a disability adapt and like to lead a normal life and today is about providing them with an opportunity to show what they contribute to the community."

The second annual Day in the Bay has been hosted by local disability organisations including Endeavour, Community Solutions, Hervey Bay Community Access Association, Suncare and Cerebral Palsy League.

Tatum Rashford, 8, drums along with the Flaming Sands dancers at the Day in the Bay event in Pialba's all-abilities park.
Tatum Rashford, 8, drums along with the Flaming Sands dancers at the Day in the Bay event in Pialba's all-abilities park. Alistair Brightman

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