Against the grain

Jim Cairns and Rex Baker, from The Ride, have decided to take on Australasian Safari 2014, the same event during which Jim was involved in the accident that resulted in his incomplete paraplegia.

Fairholme DSG is proud to be supporting this event and encourage you to donate. Full information about this event is on Against the Grain’s website The action has already started, and you will be able to follow progress on the website thanks to Spot GPS tracking.

The Australasian Safari is a grueling seven-day off-road event for motorbikes, quad bikes, 4WD and side-by-side vehicles covering more than 3500km of the Western Australian outback. Attracting competitors from across the globe, the event is not for the feint-hearted as the terrain is rugged with a great variety of geographical challenges requiring peak endurance from its competitors.

Jim and Rex will compete in the side-by-side vehicles category, with Jim as the first with his disability to participate in the category. Although Jim relies on a wheelchair, this had not impeded his ability to compete or determination to inspire all people to chase their dreams.

As the last ever Australasian Safari to be held in Western Australia, this is the team’s final opportunity to cross it.

First ever Dog Guide conference in Australia

the first ever Dog Guide conference held in Australia has been a fantastic success.

held at the Grand Chifley in Adelaide on the 6th and 7th September. The conference was an opportunity for dog guide handlers, instructors and speakers to come together participate in some networking and peer support activity and engage in some informative workshops.

Photos and workshop recordings are now available on the Dog Guide Handlers Australia website at www.dgha.org.au

Blind Citizens Australia AGM and State Forums

After a very successful Western Australian state forum In July, Blind Citizens Australia is holding its next range of state forums during the month of October.

More information can be found at BCA forums and AGM

First ever Dog Guide Handlers conference in Australia

This year, on the weekend of 6th and 7th September, Dog Guide Handlers Australia will hold its first ever conference.

To be held in Adelaide at the Grand Chifley, the conference will be an opportunity for Dog Guide Handlers from around Australia to come together, participate in a range of workshops and engage in networking and peer support activity.

More information can be found on the Dog Guide Handlers Australiawebsite.

SPEVI

South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment Biennial Conference 2015

Together Towards Tomorrow

Families & Professionals – A Vision for Success

12th – 15th January 2015, Melbourne Conference and Training Centre, Melbourne

Call for Papers

For all Information on the Call for Papers, please go to the dedicated webpage:Call for Papers

Invitation

We invite you to attend the 2015 Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, to be held from 12—15 January 2015 in Melbourne, Victoria.

‘Together Towards Tomorrow’

The 2015 SPEVI Conference will emphasise the importance of students, families and professionals working together, taking on the challenges that the future presents – new technologies, new literacies, new skills and new communications.

Participants will be encouraged to think critically and creatively about the practices and philosophies they are engaged in each day and share this knowledge in order to meet these new challenges. This four-day conference aims to engage all participants using innovative practice and new technologies and to share and develop knowledge.

Contact

For further information or to express interest in attending please contact the Conference Organisers:

All Occasions Management

41 Anderson Street

THEBARTON SA 5031

AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 8 8125 2200

Fax: +61 8 8125 2233

Email: jenna

Website: More information on the conference can be found on the website: www.spevi.net/spevi/spevi-conference-2015.php