By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 30, 2017
TO CELEBRATE the beginning of summer, the folk at Great Southern Personnel are dusting off their dance shoes and donning their best frocks for a summertime dance event this Friday night.
The dance will commence at 6.30pm tomorrow night at the Albany Bowling Club in Orana and everyone is invited to come down and socialise for an evening of fun, food and frivolity.
The December 1 event has been timed well, with the annual Disability Awareness Week commencing this Sunday, and the International Day of People with Disability, also this Sunday.
“It’s a great opportunity for people with a disability and their friends and family to meet and get to know each other,” employment coordinator Siobhain Scanlon said.
“Disability Awareness Week is about acknowledging people with a disability and understanding the range of disabilities there are.
“Some people don’t understand that it’s not just people in a wheelchair who can have a disability.
“Disability Awareness Week and the summertime dance is all about inclusion.”
A City of Albany grant and the organisational skills of Great Southern Personnel’s Anne Corey made the event possible, funding the room hire and food, and arranging music and the grand door prize.
“The dance is a free event, but to be eligible for the fantastic door prize, people have to get a ticket,” employment coordinator Michaela Stolban said.
“Tickets are available from our office and at the door on the evening.”
The dress code is smart casual, finger food will be provided and the bowling club bar will be open.