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All-inclusive stand-up paddleboarding all part of City of Busselton’s Harmony Week celebrations

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Sean Van Der WielenBusselton Dunsborough Times
SUP Life Busselton will be hosting an all-inclusive come and try day as part of the City of Busselton’s Harmony Day celebrations.
Camera IconSUP Life Busselton will be hosting an all-inclusive come and try day as part of the City of Busselton’s Harmony Day celebrations. Credit: Trish Adams

A South West council, NDIS provider, not-for-profit and local business are set to come together next weekend for a Harmony Week celebration with a difference.

The City of Busselton, APM Communities, Disabled Surfers Association of Australia and SUP Life Busselton will come together for an all-inclusive tryout paddle boarding day next Sunday.

The collaboration has come about as the council has sought to increase its collaboration in overcoming access and inclusion barriers in the City’s recreation space.

As part of its participation in the Building Inclusive Communities WA project, the council has also focused on building local capabilities to make the City more inclusive and welcoming.

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DSA and APM have subsequently been working with SUP Life to build their capacity in providing all-inclusive paddle boarding opportunities for those living with a disability, which includes next week’s event.

Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said there needs to be a cultural shift in how disabilities are thought about.

“The practice of businesses being all inclusive to those living with disability needs to become normalised,” he said.

The session will be held along the Busselton foreshore from 9am to 12pm, with sand play and a sausage sizzle also available.

More information can be found by contacting andy@suplifebusselton.com.au

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