ConnectABILITY Expo a chance for community to connect: Swan Park Leisure Centre

ConnectABILITY Expo a chance for community to connect: Swan Park Leisure Centre

the Swan Park Leisure Centre will come alive with the ConnectABILITY Community Expo on October 25,.

Anyone who would like to be involved is welcome to join the free expo running between 10am and 1pm and see firsthand what opportunities locally there are for community involvement.

The expo is a part of the overall project organised by Inclusion WA and the National Disability Insurance Agency.

A number of local community recreation groups, sporting clubs, art and music groups, local organisations as well as service providers will be involved.

People of all ages and abilities can take part in a number of activities including basketball, netball, soccer, art, music, golf, crossfit and others.

The Swan Park Leisure Centre will also be running a free zumba class at 11am for anyone interested in attending on the day while some furry friends will be involved from the Native Animal Rescue group.

The expo will allow local partners to meet with community members and demonstrate what they offer the community and how people can get involved.

Inclusion WA sport and community development officer Josh Marocchi said one of the main themes of the project was ‘social inclusion’ and the role that communities played in bringing everyone together.

School students will have the opportunity to show what social inclusion means to them through drawings, a photo or a poem on the day.

One of the prizes is an iPad and entries must be completed before the event and entered on the day.

The project aims to bring people of all ability levels and backgrounds together, create inclusive clubs representative of their community and highlight opportunities to obtain and maintain lifelong inclusion and friendships in the local community.

It also aims to educate the community on the opportunities available to them within their local area and bring the community closer together.

Clubs, groups and organisations play a vital role in communities helping people engage and connect with the community in which they live.

Mr Marocchi said sport and recreational activities also provided health benefits along with connection.

For more information regarding the project or if you would like to be involved in any capacity, contact Mr Marocchi via email atjosh.marocchi@inclusionwa.org.au or call 9201 8920.