Web Watch – 2 February 2016

To fit in with summer and the Journal Watch for this month it was only fitting to provide the web link for The Disabled Surfers Association.

The Disabled Surfers Association was established in 1986 by Gary Blaschke after a motorcycle accident which he lost his knee cap and under went extensive rehabilitation.

Gary saw a void that needed to be filled as over the years, many surfers with disabilities have unfortunately, been loners with no one to help them get back into the water.

Many suffer from disabilities that the general public would not consider a disability.

From asthmatics to joint injuries to paraplegic, many members have found friendship, support and have renewed their interest in surfing.

Gary’s vision quickly extended to all classes of disabilities, as it is today. A total voluntary organisation, which sets world’s best practice for Disabled Surfers. (Information taken direct from the about us page)

Some of you may remember Gary speaking at one of the conferences in the past.

http://disabledsurfers.org/

Start getting prepared with your programming for 2016 by accessing the Community Calendar:

http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/calendar/?fromDate=15-08-2015

An Australian Government Resource with lots of other links and facts to follow and use for programming.

 http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/special-dates-and-events/national-weeks

Another link from the same page, just different tab reflecting national events http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/special-dates-and-events/national-events

And then state based festivals

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/festivals-in-australia

with heaps of historical info and more links

Thanks to Renee Rizzo this month’s web watch ideas.

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