Hillarys harbour to host catchy concert for Disability Awareness Week


Catch Music will perform as part of Disability Awareness Week.
Catch Music will perform as part of Disability Awareness Week.

DISABILITY Awareness Week, which this year runs until December 3, will finish with a free concert at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Joondalup’s Catch Music will perform classic, modern pop and folk rock tunes at the harbour’s amphitheatre from 11am on the Saturday.

Catch Music is a not-for-profit organisation that creates spaces for people to get together and play music.

The group runs weekly sessions throughout metropolitan and regional WA for musicians of all ages and abilities.

The Joondalup sessions were established in May, in partnership with the City of Joondalup, as a way of giving the local community the chance to create and enjoy music and build and share skills.

The group has been busy rehearsing to prepare for their public performance, which coincides with International Day of People with Disability on December 3.

Grants given for Disability Awareness Week events across northern suburbs

THE Disability Services Commission has supported community organisations this year by providing $500 grants for the seventh annual Disability Awareness Week, held November 27 to December 3.

The week aims to promote the importance of creating a community where people of all abilities can enjoy the same opportunities.

“Disability Awareness Week is about creating a more inclusive and accessible community and opening up conversations about how that can be achieved,” Disability Services Commission director general Ron Chalmers said.

Organisations from around Perth will host sausage sizzles and live entertainment during the week in suburbs, including in Heathridge, Hillarys, Darch and Duncraig.

In Heathridge tomorrow, Intework Joondalup will put on the drama performance CircoBerzerkoFantazmo, written, produced and performed by people with disabilities.

Intework Balcatta will also hold a free event, with all food prepared and cooked by people with disability, at the Landsdale Animal Farm in Darch on Friday from 11am-2pm.

VIP Joondalup at 15 Chessell Drive, Duncraig will also provide live entertainment and food on Thursday from 11am-2pm.

Along with these events, northern suburb residents are also being encouraged to enjoy a bubble machine and puppy petting zoo at a family day hosted by another grant recipient Wize Therapy at Brampton Park in Butler on Friday.

Visit www.disability.wa.gov.au for a full schedule of events.