Monday 21 October, 2019

Kiwanis Division hosts fun day for persons with disabilities

Each year in October, Kiwanis clubs around the world join together for a day of service.  

Kiwanis One Day is a great opportunity to bring together the Kiwanis family of clubs to focus on members of the local community.

Division 23 East’s One Day project was held late last month under the theme “Fun in Aktion”, coming out of the division’s focus for 2018-19 of  “Championing the Cause for Service, Growth and persons living with Disabilities”.  


The service club members kicked off the day one of its activities with the symbolic planting of shade trees on the grounds of Kings House.

Kiwanians, in association with Special Olympics, witnessed the Inaugural  “Fun in Aktion”, on day two, with over 127 special Olympians and persons living with disabilities having fun with 116 Kiwanians, five Kiwanis prospects, and 21 Service leadership family members (Key Club and Circle K members).


The day’s activities started with an opening ceremony after which exciting games of BOCCE were played.  BOCCE is a special game played by Persons living with Disabilities (PLDs).  While BOCCE was in progress, PLD teams were also playing football scoring many goals for their teams.  The 100 & 60 metres dash and relays were next.   The Kiwanians tried desperately to win some of these races, but were outrun by PLD entrants, much to the amusement of the onlookers.

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