Fun, games and a Lord Mayor’s Champion Award nomination.
A fun day was had by all at this year’s International Day of People with Disability ‘Carnival of Fun’ event in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Over 200 people, including a number of the people we support and staff joined in the fun and games, which included tenpin bowling, smoothie bikes, circus activities, ring toss and dodge ball, face painting, wheelchair volleyball, to name a few.
Image: Fairy Jill and Warren
The formalities kicked off with a beautiful performance by the Nemarluk School Choir and there were presentations for the Lord Mayoral Awards, recognising individuals with a disability who have made an outstanding contribution to the community advocating for the rights and well-being of people with disability, by The Lord Mayor of Darwin, the Hon. Kon Vatskalis.
The Honourable Ngaree Ah Kit, member for Karama was also there to present the NT Arts Access Awards recognising the contributions of individuals, groups and organisations in the NT who have been working to improve accessibility in the creative arts for people with disability.
Image: Flo and Lord Mayor presenting the Life Without Barriers Sponsored Award.
Congratulations to Barry Clarke, from the Life Without Barriers Darwin office for being nominated for the Lord Mayor’s Champion Award, presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the community advocating for the rights and well-being of people with disability.
Barry is an excellent administrator who has been able to adapt his tasks and responsibilities to utilise his strengths and skills, whilst continuing to deliver high customer service skills with a smile. Barry assists all staff that request his assistance and is willing to help out anyone who approaches him with an issue, often going above and beyond what is expected. He has grown socially during his time at Life Without Barriers and his funny ‘Dad jokes’, told to anyone who will listen, always brighten up everyone's day!
Image: Nemarluk School Choir
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