PARAQUAD SA's SA Water 2013
Zoo Accessible Adventure Days
Friday 5th to Monday 8th April 2013
PARAQUAD SA was pleased to present our 13th Annual SA Water Accessible Adventure Days at the Adelaide Zoo from Friday 5th to Monday 8th April 2013.
Over 500 people attended the Zoo over the 4 day event, which offered $11.00 entry for people with a disability, free entry for their Carer, a discount for families and friends, free face painting each day and give-aways. To make the event accessible to everyone, PARAQUAD SA worked with the Zoo's friendly Volunteer guides, Royal Society for the Blind and Deaf: Can Do to stage a number of special guided tours for the hearing and vision impaired guests visiting the Zoo.
Since it's inception in 2001, close to 11,000 people with a disability and their families and friends have visited Adelaide Zoo thanks to this event. The event was developed by PARAQUAD SA to encourage South Australians with a disability and their family and friends to experience the beauty and excitement of Adelaide Zoo in it's accessible environment.
The event was officially opened during a breakfast for over 70 guests on Friday 5th April, which featured special guest speakers; Meryl Zweck (State Manager, NDIS Launch Transition Agency SA) and Elaine Bensted (Zoos SA Chief Executive Officer). Guests included Robyn Geraghty MP (representing the Premier, Mr Jay Weatherill), John Darley MLC, Senator Sean Edwards, Carmen Garcia, Hon Gerry Kandelaars MLC, Dr Duncan McFetridge MP, Mark Parnell, Rachel Sanderson MP, Senator Penny Wright, Rick Neagle (representing Kelly Vincent’s Office), the event sponsors and PARAQUAD SA’s key supporters.
PARAQUAD SA thanks the supporters of this year's event – SA Water and the Government of South Australia as major sponsor, Adelaide Zoo and its wonderful Volunteer guides, Andersons Solicitors, Advantage SA, Quality Catering, RPH Adelaide, Adelaide Independent Taxis & Adelaide Access Taxis, HOMECARE PLUS, Royal Society for the Blind and Deaf Can Do.
The date for the 2014 Accessible Zoo Days will be announced shortly. Please check back herte in late April 2013 for the date confirmation, or e-mail email@example.com to be notified of the dates of the 2014 event when they are announced.
Click here to download a 2013 Zoo Days poster.
Click here to download a 2013 Zoo Days poster for Disability Agencies to include your logo and details.
Click here to download a 2013 Zoo Days information sheet.
SA Water is an internationally recognised water utility wholly owned by the Government of South Australia for the people of South Australia. SA Water delivers water and wastewater services to almost 1.5 million people across South Australia. With assets of more than $13 billion and more than 1500 staff, SA Water is a big part of the South Australian landscape dating back to 1856. More information on SA Water can be found here.
An initiative of The Paraplegic & Quadriplegic Association of SA Inc.
Proudly supported by SA Water and the Government of South Australia.