Celebrate our vibrant disability community

The TrailRider, Te Kaiwhakatere, will be available at the International Day of Disabled Persons event this Sunday, for rides to the top of Hopukiore (Mount Drury) and back. Photo: supplied.

Tauranga City Council is shining a spotlight on the incredible talents within the local disability community at this year’s celebration of the International Day of Disabled Persons.

Taking place at Hopukiore (Mount Drury) Reserve from 10am-1pm, Sunday, December 3, Tauranga’s vibrant disability community will be on show at a free, family-friendly event.

Live performances include singer Sophie Maude, dancing by Mount Dance Co, kapa haka from Idea Services, singer Hayley Little, and social circus act Circability.

The International Day of Disabled Persons aims to raise awareness of disability issues and promote the rights and perspectives of persons with disabilities all around the world, including Tauranga Moana, says TCC community services general manager Barbara Dempsey.

“At this year’s event, the popular beach wheelchairs will be available, as will the TrailRider for rides to the top of Hopukiore (Mount Drury) and back.

“Have a go at a circus ability workshop or try adaptive yoga.

"We’ll have activity stands and information highlighting local support services and facilities, a photo booth, face painting, sausage sizzle and more!”

The community is also encouraged to make the most of accessible facilities available, including accessible picnic tables, the accessible changing facility at Mount Drury and beach access mats.

Tauranga City Council is proud to host this event in association with our partners Parafed BOP, CCS Disability Action and Western Bay of Plenty District Council.

Find out more at: www.mytauranga.co.nz/idodp   

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