Ballarat SCI Regional Network - November 2015 meeting
For the November Ballarat SCI Regional Network meeting, everyone enjoyed a social catch-up over lunch; with some family and friends joining in as well.
The group decided to highlight the meeting falling during Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week by holding an event - Take a Seat and Changed Your Point of View. The group worked in conjunction with Spire and the Lake View Hotel in Ballarat, temporarily fixing cardboard wheels to a large portion of the chairs which were used by the general public when dining with friends and family. The wheels were also accompanied by tabletop flyers and posters scattered around the restaurant.
“Show the community that with their support; venues can be made accessible".
The venue bustled with enthusiastic attendance from a number of Spire staff, volunteer mentors and friends and family, making it was clear that the week is relevant not only to people living with a SCI but also their families, friends and the broader community.
Discussions focused around the challenges of living with a SCI, individual achievements as well as general conversation around shared interests and passions.
It was a lively day with good conversation and good company, while also raising awareness for those living with a spinal cord injury.
Details of our next event
Thursday, 03 Dec 2015
Ballarat Art Gallery
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350
We will meet for lunch and a tour of the Ballarat Art Gallery to mark International Day of People with Disability.