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Nominations sought for International Day of People with Disability awards
The Murray Bridge council is seeking nominations for the 2023 International Day of People with Disability awards, which will celebrate local people and organisations.
To celebrate the International Day of People with Disability awards on December 1, the Murray Bridge council wants the community to nominate outstanding individuals with disability and inclusive organisations and programs.
The council is inviting nominations in two separate categories: individual achievement and disability-inclusive business, program or organisation.
The individual achievement award recognises individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary resilience, determination and advocacy.
The business, program or organisation award is for an organisation or program that has shown ongoing commitment to inclusivity and accessibility.
Mayor Wayne Thorley encouraged the community to get their nominations in.
“We invite all individuals with or without disabilities, disability service providers and all schools to participate,” he said.
“Our collective aim is to foster a positive image of people with disabilities within an inclusive community.”
The awards are in their 20th year and are an important part of the council’s celebration of the International Day of People with Disability.
The awards and celebrations will be held from 10am to 1pm on December 1 at the Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre, Sturt Reserve.
Apart from the awards, the free and inclusive event, sponsored by Genuine Support Services, will feature a petting zoo, face painting, modified sports and activities, prizes and a free barbecue lunch.
Nominations will close at 4pm on November 20 and can be made on the form below.
More information, submit a nomination: Download and return the nomination form embedded above or visit murraybridge.sa.gov.au before November 20.
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