Sunday Fun Day - ACT

Event date: 
2 December 2007

Sunday Fun Day - Fun And Entertainment For The Whole Community

The Sunday Fun Day Community Festival will be held in Glebe Park, Civic on Sunday, 2 December from 11.00am. Sunday Fun Day is an opportunity for people with a disability, their families, friends and the wider ACT community to join together for a day of fun and non-stop entertainment in a safe, accessible and festive environment.

The Festival is part of the celebrations in a lead-up to the United Nations International Day of People with a Disability (I-Day) which will be celebrated on 3 December - a day which serves to remind us of the contribution that people with disability make each day, to our community - and to celebrate this together.

Sunday Fun Day will feature the internationally-acclaimed celtic folk rock group 'The Borderers' who have just returned from a very successful European tour and who recently won a music category in the 2007 US Indepedent Music Awards. This high-energy music act are renowned for their ability to whip their audiences into a dancing frenzy and have supported Tom Jones, The Proclaimers and The Chieftans in Australia and overseas.

Canberra performers include the multi-talented DJ Gosper and the Karisma Kats playing swing, blues and boogie, The Burns Club Pipes and Drums, TJ James, Ruth O'Brien and Warren Love - three ACT performers with disabilities, Schmick As Acrobatic and Juggling Troupe, High Fire Performance Fire Troupe, Doctor Airhead Balloon Artist, Pedro the Mime and Toy Soldier on Stilts.

Other entertainment includes free airbrush tattoos, childrens' activities, an animal patting paddock and a tactile/sensory activity centre provided by Therapy ACT. Gourmet food stalls, a community sausage and steak sizzle, beverages, drinks and icecreams complete the Festival landscape.

The Festival, which is a working partnership between Disability ACT and the TAMS Event Team, will feature accessiblity considerations including a Hearing Loop - installed and sponsored by the ACT Deafness Resource Council, an Auslan Interpretor/Signer, disabled toilets and adequate disabled parking in Bunda Street (Casino end). Free parking is also available in the adjacent Target Car Park and City East Car Park, off London Circuit