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FAMILY FESTIVAL PUTS DEAF CULTURE ON THE MAP



Deaf Services is pleased to be major sponsor of the 13th Deaf Festival, held this year on Saturday 5 October at Mt Gravatt Showgrounds.

Convened by Deaf Culture Council Queensland (DCCQ), the Deaf Festival is a day of inclusive family fun celebrating the culture, heritage, achievements and language of the Deaf community.

The day will include live performances from ABC TV’s Sally and Possum, Toowong State School Signing Choir and North Queensland’s own Deaf Indigenous Dance Group, as well as beekeeping demonstrations, storytelling and poetry delivered in Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

Present on the day will be Federal Member for Moreton Graham Perrett, Brisbane City Councillor for Calamvale Angela Owen and Deaf Services CEO Brett Casey.

No festival would be complete without rides and activities, and young thrill seekers will not be disappointed with an Australian Ninja Warrior demonstration, giant slide, rock climbing wall, jumping castle and spinning tea cup ride!

If you prefer not to spin while you sip your drink, feel free to stop by the Deafonshire Tea Stand or one of many stalls serving up delicious food and beverages on the day.

Everyone is welcome to attend this day celebrating everything great about the Deaf community! Find out more at https://dccq.org.au/events/deaf-festival-2019/