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Kicking off the Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Fest
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Victoria Police are joining forces with Special Olympics Australia in a torch run through Southbank, starting at World Trade Centre, 18-38 Siddeley St, Melbourne / River's Edge Events on Friday 1 December 2017 at 10.50am to 3pm, ending at Crown Riverbank. This is a free event and is wheelchair accessible.

This event is a lead-up to and celebrates International Day of People with a Disability; a United Nations sanctioned day to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities. It also kicks off the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival which runs from 10am to 3pm at Crown Riverwalk.

Approximately 100 Victorian Police Officers, partners and Special Olympics Australia athletes join forces to run the Special Olympics Australia torch through Southbank to light the cauldron, thus celebrating diversity and inclusion in our city.

The run will be capped off with a Special Olympics Australia athlete joining Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam and Law Enforcement Torch Run President Nicole Williams in lighting the Special Olympics cauldron.

The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival at the Crown Melbourne Riverwalk is a unique community event that promotes and celebrates physically active lifestyle for people of all abilities. This event will feature over 30 exhibitors and 3 activity zones (CLICK HERE for the activity zone schedule timeframes & exhibitors), so come along and try every adaptive sport imaginable and watch a disabled skiing demonstration. You'll also meet Paralympians at this free, accessible, family-friendly event.

Each year, schools are invited to take part in the Get Active Challenge, and Victorian businesses are invited to take part in the Wheelchair Basketball Corporate Challenge, making it fun for spectators and all those who participate. Starting with the Torch Run that culminates in lots of fun activities; come along, immerse yourself and be part of the culture that is inclusive of all abilities.

CLICK HERE if you'd like to attend other events all over Australia and celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

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Why? Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Australia
When: Friday 1 December 2017 from 10.50am
Where: Starting at World Trade Centre
Cost: Free Entry
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