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Celebration of all abilities to bring community together

Camden Mayor Peter Sidgreaves says next month’s International Day of People with Disability celebration at Oran Park the event is a great chance for everyone in the community to come together and celebrate.

The free fun day will be held between 11.30am and 2pm at Oran Park Library on Monday, December 3.

“This is about celebrating all abilities in our community,” Cr Sidgreaves said.

“Our celebrations will be a great opportunity for the community to connect and enjoy this inclusive day.’’

Screenings of the Wide Angle Film Festival, activities by local service providers, giveaways and a range of entertainment will be part of the day at Oran Park.

International Day of People with Disability aims to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with a disability.

At the last Census (2016) 4.3 percent of the population in the Camden Local Government Area reported needing assistance in their day-to-day lives due to disability; this compared with 4.9 percent for the Sydney Statistical Division (ABS 2016).

Council has developed a Disability Inclusion Action Plan which outlines its priorities for improving services and facilities for people with a disability across the area.

  • As part of the celebrations for International Day of People with a Disability, Camden Council is also offering free pool entryto people with disability and their carers who live in the Camden area from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 December 2018 at Mount Annan Leisure Centre and Camden War Memorial Pool.

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In other Camden news, local children and young people can win several prizes by taking part in the Summer Reading Club starting next month.

The program is aimed for children aged up to 16 years and is running at Camden, Narellan and Oran Park Libraries.

There are three categories for participants to choose from including preschool, primary and secondary school readers.

The Summer Reading Club begins on Monday, December 10 and runs through to the end of the summer school holidays.

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