Sunday, December 7, 2014

IDPwD events roundup

The International Day for People with Disabilities is a special day each year for the TrailRider - no more so than 2014.

The last post was about the event in Canberra and I am still to receive information from Melbourne's Federation Square but here is news from Ballarat and Stawell.

Ballarat


In Ballarat, as promised, the Ballarat Specialist School hosted a fun run.
This, of course, resulted in quite a number of junior riders but was also an excellent breeding ground for the new breed of Ballarat volunteer sherpas.

The official program has yet to be launched but the connections and interest that will make it work are evolving and the local media may well spread the word - somebody keep me posted please.









Stawell

Stawell is the town nearest to the Grampians where the first Australian TrailRider was and the first sherpa volunteer program is running.

The Stawell Neighbourhood House was packed as over 100 people showed up.

Caitlin  (CVA) and Caillin (PV) were rushed off their feet taking people out around Cato Lake and answering questions about riding and sherparing.



1 comment:

  1. These updates are so cool .... love hearing how the different communities are embracing the TrailRider.

    The International Day for People with Disabilities was shared by many in Powell River with an interactive groups from the general public, politicians, the Powell River Fire Rescue, trying all three positions including as "sherpas" and "hiker" when we had TrailRider demonstrations in our local Mall (it's a little wet and slippery in the forests right now). https://www.facebook.com/PowellRiverFireRescue

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