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.
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.