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International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is celebrated each year to challenge the way we think about disability and help grow a more inclusive Australia. In recognition of the day and all people with visible and invisible disabilities, join us for a weeklong celebration of events across Merri-bek.   

  • Auslan Storytime  
    This special storytime session we will have an Auslan interpreter who will translate stories and rhymes. There will also be craft and something we all can't resist ...bubbles. Everyone is welcome. 

    Monday 28 November, 10.00am -11.00am 
    Brunswick Library 
    Cnr Sydney Rd & Dawson St Brunswick, VIC 3056
    Register on our EventBrite page  
  • Inclusive Storytime - Brunswick
    This week’s storytime theme challenges us to think about different ways we can communicate and be inclusive. Storytellers will utilise sensory aids and communication boards throughout the session. Everyone will then be encouraged to participate in a collaborative mindful art project. 

    Thursday 1 Decmber, 10.30am – 11.30am 
    Brunswick Library 
    Cnr Sydney Rd & Dawson St Brunswick, VIC 3056 
  • Inclusive Storytime - Fawkner
    Come along to our storytime at Fawkner Library as we welcome Vision Australia. Meet a Seeing Eye dog and learn all about the valuable work they do, as well as the important role of braille. 

    Friday 2 December, 10.30am – 11.00am 
    Fawkner Library 
    77 Jukes Rd, Fawkner VIC 3060 
  • Come and Try Day - Merri-bek Leisure Centres 
    We invite people with a disability to visit any of our Active Merri-bek Aquatic and Leisure Centres participate in our wide variety of health and wellness services including group fitness, aqua exercise classes, gym and pool.  

    Our friendly staff will be available to offer guidance and answer any questions you have. 

    Friday 2 December, All day 
    Merri-bek Leisure Centres  
    Brunswick, Coburg, Fawkner, Oak Park Leisure Centres 
  • Come and Try Day - Coburg Tennis Club 
    Come along and visit the club, experience tennis and enjoy a BBQ together. 

    Saturday 3 December, 10.00am – 2.00pm 
    Coburg Tennis Club 
    227A Bell Street, Coburg Vic 3058 
  • Art Exhibition - The Art Connection
    Exhibition launch of The Art Connection - a library program designed to build social connection for people with disability through art practice.  

    This is an invitation for participants, their family and friends, and local community. 
    Food and refreshments will be provided. 

    Saturday 3 December, 1.30pm 
    Coburg Library 
    Cr of Victoria St & Louisa St, Coburg VIC 3058 
    Register on our EventBrite page 
  • Film screening – When we were younger 
    A film like no other - personal, heartfelt, inclusive, and utterly memorable made by local residents with disabilities. 

    Tuesday 8 December, 7.00pm – 9.00pm 
    Glenroy Community Hub 
    50 Wheatsheaf Road Glenroy, VIC 3046 
    Register on our EventBrite page