Sports day for people of all sorts
Mark of respect: Mt Martha Primary School pupils Matthew and Anisha lay wreaths at the Memorial Park ceremony. Picture: Yanni
In memory of the fallen WREATHS from the Australian Defence Forces, Korean and Vietnam veterans, Mornington Peninsula Shire, the RSL sub-branch and members of parliament marked Remembrance Day activities in Mornington. Lieutenant Commander Alan Didler was master-of-ceremonies at the Me-
morial Park service in Barkly St, on the 97th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I (1914–18). Mornington RSL secretary John Wilson said the turn-out was pleasing. “We had more there than we expected, with students from most schools,” he said.
Fireys first responders FIREFIGHTERS in Mornington will now be able to respond to potentially fatal emergencies where people are struggling for breath. Professional firefighters at the Mornington fire station have undertaken a twoweek course in CPR, including using a defibrillator, so they can treat patients before paramedics arrive. CFA station officer John Donovan said callers to emergency services may not realise firefighters may be first on the scene even if there is no blaze to fight. “When people ring 000 and ask for an ambulance they sometimes get a surprise when the fire brigade turn up,” he said. If a 000 call is logged about someone having breathing difficulties or a heart attack the fire brigade may arrive as first responder to begin resuscitation work and then “hand over” to paramedics when an ambulance arrives. “We stay in the area while ambulances go to the hospitals so they’re not always in Mornington,” Mr Donovan said.
THE International Day of People with a Disability will be celebrated with an all-abilities sports day in Mornington next week. It will be Mornington Peninsula Shire's inaugural "All-abilities come and try sports day" and will be held at Civic Reserve Recreation Centre off Dunns Rd. People with disabilities, their carers, families and friends have been invited to attend the free event. Sports and activities will include tennis, gymnastics, soccer, netball, Australian rules football, cricket, table tennis, yoga, and Pilates. Swish, a version of table tennis for people who are blind or vision impaired, is likely to attract interest. It is played with a tennis ball-sized plastic ball containing bells. Players have to hit the ball under a net along the surface of a table tennis table and it is played at a rapid pace. Cr Antonella Celi – the council's representative on the shire all-abilities consultative committee – said one in five people in Australia have a disability, which "equates to more than 30,000 people on the peninsula living with some form of disability. If you include mental illness, the figure is even higher". She said the shire was "dedicated to promoting community awareness of disability access and equity issues. The event will celebrate people of all abilities, and offer an opportunity for people with a disability and their carers to participate in a range of different sports and enjoy a great day out". The day is supported by the state government and would "make the most of facilities at the shire's Civic
Come and try: Harley Mauger, left, and Miranda Doherty of Civic Reserve Recreation Centre, Miranda Markovic of the shire’s sports and leisure section, Dee Davey of disability service provider Karingal, and shire councillor Antonella Celi are promoting the upcoming all-abilities sports day. Picture supplied
Reserve Leisure Centre and feature a range of accessible activities". Cr Celi said many organisations supported and would help run the sports day including peninsula sports clubs, Cricket Victoria, Focus, Karingal, Scope, Special Olympics Victoria, Mornington Youth Club Gymnastics, Elite Tennis Academy and Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association. "The theme of this year's international day is 'Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities'," she said. A "mini expo" will have information from disability-inclusive recreation
groups. There will be a free sausage sizzle and the centre's cafeteria will sell food and drinks. The shire has hired a "Marveloo" to provide fully accessible toilet facilities with an adjustable change table and hoist. • All-abilities come and try sports day, 9.30am-2pm, Wednesday 2 December, Civic Reserve Recreation Centre, 350 Dunns Rd, Mornington. Details: Virginia Richardson, shire MetroAccess officer, 0437 104 956 or email virginia.richardson@mornpen. vic.gov.au To register visit: allabilitiesday.eventbrite.com.au
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Mornington News 24 November 2015