Celebration of Ability

City of Playford's annual Celebration of Ability event was held on 7 December 2017.

The event coincided with ‘International Day of People with a Disability’ which is on 3 December annually and is all about celebrating the achievements and contributions of people with disability in the Playford community.

The ‘International Day of People with Disability Mayoral Awards’ were presented at the event.  They recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of people with disability in the local community, or a person or organisation who has made a significant contribution to the disability sector.

Award winners for 2017:

  • Personal Development - Rebecca Holloway
  • Business / Employment / Education - Barkuma Commercial Services - Let's Get Cooking Program & Better Pathways
  • Sports / Recreation / Arts - Eastern Park Football Club
  • Community Service - Judy Bowden

Highly Commended Winners in the Personal Development category are:

  • Tony Bryson
  • Justin Keavell

Barkuma are a gold sponsor of this event. 

Barkuma is a member based, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of services to assist people with disability to live, work and be included in the community. For over 50 years, Barkuma has worked alongside people with disability to find rewarding jobs, learn new skills, explore their talents, and be included in the community. Barkuma provides services to over 800 people, making it one of the largest disability organisations in South Australia. Services include open and supported employment, transition services, accommodation and respite, training, counselling, advocacy and support. We provide our services across South Australia including the Adelaide metropolitan area, including Northern Adelaide as well as the Barossa, Light and Lower North regions.

For further information please view the Fact Sheet in the side bar or call 8256 0224 or email playford@playford.sa.gov.au

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