Link October 2018 Volume 27 Issue 5 - Page 61

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October 2018
6 MS Moonlight Walk Brisbane ’ s annual riverside MS Moonlight Walk is back ! This year ’ s walk is on a Saturday evening , and will see the Brisbane community get active by choosing between a 5km or 10km walk as the sun sets and the moon rises . The 5km course is wheelchair friendly . www . moonlightwalk . com . au

Catching the vibes

Sounds & Vibes is an all ages music festival being held at the Adelaide Showgrounds on Saturday December 1 , celebrating International Day of People with Disability .

The accessible , outdoor music young adults . Ben created KYD-X

festival will feature bands , DJs , after becoming frustrated trying to silent discos , chill out zones , find services for his son Harry who elevated viewing platforms , Auslan has cerebral palsy ( pictured above ). interpreters , guide and assistance
“ Together we formed a dog friendly areas , and more . committee of dedicated and driven
The event will be the first parents , all with children and young accessible music festival ever held adults with disability ,” Karren said . in Adelaide and is the brainchild of “ We all share a passion for local woman Karren Kelly . making Sounds & Vibes a musicpumping , jam-packed inclusive event
Karren ’ s 19-year-old son James has intellectual disability and autism . for people with disability .
“ James loves music and as a “ With our vision being that this mum , I wanted to provide him event will become something our with an opportunity to experience community can enjoy for many going to a music festival in a safer years ahead , our ultimate goal is to environment ,” she said . ensure all music festivals are made
“ I saw a post from the BBC in accessible .” the United Kingdom about a music Event sponsors include SACare , festival for people with disability . It Lighthouse Disability , Comrec , touched my heart and I thought , if Anglicare , Zambrero , Minlaton they can do it , so can we .”
Caravan Park , Hessel Group , NRF
A friend put Karren in contact Finance , Orana and National with Ben Waechter , the founder of Pharmacies . KYD-X , a not-for-profit organisation Find out more about Sounds & which hosts the Kids & Youth
Vibes on Facebook and the website .
Disability Expo for children and www . soundsandvibes . com . au
14 National Carers Week Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and their caring roles are valued at $ 60.3 billion annually – more than $ 1 billion per week . National Carers Week runs from October 14 to 20 and is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation . National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles . www . carersweek . com . au
19 Loud Shirt Day Everyone is invited to get loud for deaf kids ! It couldn ’ t be simpler to show your support . All you need is a wacky shirt and to get loud ! www . loudshirtday . com . au
20 Invictus Games Competitors from 18 nations will compete in 10 adaptive sports in the fourth Invictus Games in Sydney from October 20 to 27 . The word ‘ Invictus ’ is Latin for ‘ unconquered ’ and embodies the fighting spirit of wounded , injured and ill servicemen and women . Sports are : archery , athletics , indoor rowing , powerlifting , road cycling , sailing , sitting volleyball , swimming , wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby . www . invictusgames2018 . org
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Catching the vibes Sounds & Vibes is an all ages music festival being held at the Adelaide Showgrounds on Saturday December 1, celebrating International Day of People with Disability. T he accessible, outdoor music young adults. Ben created KYD-X festival will feature bands, DJs, after becoming frustrated trying to silent discos, chill out zones, find services for his son Harry who elevated viewing platforms, Auslan interpreters, guide and assistance has cerebral palsy (pictured above). “Together we formed a dog friendly areas, and more. committee of dedicated and driven The event will be the first parents, all with children and young accessible music festival ever held in Adelaide and is the brainchild of local woman Karren Kelly. Karren’s 19-year-old son James has intellectual disability and autism. “James loves music and as a adults with disability,” Karren said. “We all share a passion for making Sounds & Vibes a music- pumping, jam-packed inclusive event for people with disability. “With our vision being that this mum, I wanted to provide him event will become something our with an opportunity to experience community can enjoy for many going to a music festival in a safer years ahead, our ultimate goal is to environment,” she said. ensure all music festivals are made “I saw a post from the BBC in the United Kingdom about a music accessible.” Event sponsors include SACare, festival for people with disability. It Lighthouse Disability, Comrec, touched my heart and I thought, if Anglicare, Zambrero, Minlaton they can do it, so can we.” Caravan Park, Hessel Group, NRF A friend put Karren in contact with Ben Waechter, the founder of KYD-X, a not-for-profit organisation which hosts the Kids & Youth Disability Expo for children and linkonline.com.au Finance, Orana and National Pharmacies. Find out more about Sounds & Vibes on Facebook and the website. MS Moonlight Walk Brisbane’s annual riverside MS Moonlight Walk is back! This year’s walk is on a Saturday evening, and will see the Brisbane community get active by choosing between a 5km or 10km walk as the sun sets and the moon rises. The 5km course is wheelchair friendly. www.moonlightwalk.com.au 14 National Carers Week Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and their caring roles are valued at $60.3 billion annually – more than $1 billion per week. National Carers Week runs from October 14 to 20 and is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise a \[\[[ۙ[]\[X[˜X]H]\]Hو\\[Z\\[\˂]˘\\YZ˘K]BNBHY\^BB]\[ۙH\[]Y]Y܂XYYH][&]H[\\œ[\\ܝ [[HYY\˜HXH\[]YB]˛Y\^KK]BH[X\[Y\‚B\]]ܜH N][ۜ[\]H[ LY\]Hܝš[H\[X\[Y\[Y^HHؙ\  ˂Hܙ8&[X\&H\][܂&[ۜ]Y\Y8&H[[XY\BY[\]و[Y [\Y[[\X[Y[[Y[ܝ\N\\K]]X[܈[\Y[YX[Z[[][^X[ [[Z[Y[Z\\][[Y[Z\Y؞K]˚[X\[Y\̌ N ܙ•Y]H[ ] ۉ[[\\][ۛ[H][ۛ[KK]K][ۂY[H]H[\Z[][[[ZHH[YY[] ۉX\H[XZ[]ې[ۛ[KK]B˜[[X\˘K]B] ۂ