West Coast Plaza Para-Sports Carnival
On the 7th of March, Dis.Is.Able had its very first para-sports carnival at West Coast Plaza! Residents from the West Coast had the chance to experience and understand first-hand how several para-sports were being played. It also gave them a chance to learn about the upcoming ASEAN Para Games, which would be held here in Singapore from the 3rd to 9th December 2015.
Both adults and kids put their skills to the test as they attempted various para-sports such as Goalball, Boccia, Archery and Table-tennis! It was a real challenge as the games were modified to ensure that the participants faced the same challenges as our para-athletes.
Our local para-athletes came down to interact with the residents and showed off their skills as many residents tried to their best to outdo our local heroes. For many of the residents in the West, it was the first time getting a chance to meet the athletes in person.
Singapore’s highest ever ranking national para-badminton player Tay Wei Ming (below) was delighted to see such support and was even more shocked to be featured during the event!
Minister, Prime Minister Office, Mr S Iswaran graced and took the opportunity to meet various para-athletes who welcomed him to the first ever para-carnival. Mr S Iswaran was so enthusiastic that he took part in goalball to the delight of our goalball players as it was they first time they had met him!
It was truly a remarkable day as both our para-athletes and the West Coast residents had a fun filled day with carnival games and exciting performances on show throughout! Dis.Is.Able is truly grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents in the West Coast and allowing them to have a chance to experience the first ever para-sports carnival.
Do continue to support us as together we can embrace the ability in disability!