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IN PICTURES: Albany Entertainment Centre hosts 2022 Great Southern Ability Festival

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Fiona Dall, Wade Ford and Hema Pariasamy.
Camera IconFiona Dall, Wade Ford and Hema Pariasamy. Credit: Laurie Benson

The Great Southern Ability Festival showcased more than 50 services and businesses at Albany Entertainment Centre last Friday.

The free festival was organised by the Great Southern Ready to Go Home working group in partnership with Great Southern Disability Network.

Ahead of the festival, GSRGH working group member Pip Davey said people often underestimated the diversity of jobs available in the region.

“Give it a Go” and “Listen and Learn” sessions ran throughout the day with dozens of stalls promoting employment and volunteering opportunities.

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Andi Dackins, Jaynie Edwards and Jen Dodson.
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Beth Abbott and Rob Cridge.
Camera IconBeth Abbott and Rob Cridge. Credit: Laurie Benson
Di Bailey with Milly and Bandit.
Camera IconDi Bailey with Milly and Bandit. Credit: Laurie Benson
Ability Festival Albany Entertainment Centre.
Camera IconAbility Festival Albany Entertainment Centre. Credit: Laurie Benson
Ability Festival Albany Entertainment Centre.
Camera IconAbility Festival Albany Entertainment Centre. Credit: Laurie Benson
Ability Festival Albany Entertainment Centre.
Camera IconAbility Festival Albany Entertainment Centre. Credit: Laurie Benson
Ability Festival Albany Entertainment Centre.
Camera IconAbility Festival Albany Entertainment Centre. Credit: Laurie Benson
Dee-Arne Hovingh and Miriam Burnie.
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Jill Larsen.
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Ronnie Mills, Sam Barron and Becky Buck.
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Tess Air.
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Mike McKeown, Mary Willmer, Pwint Swe and Ebony Sommers.
Camera IconMike McKeown, Mary Willmer, Pwint Swe and Ebony Sommers. Credit: Laurie Benson
Rob Golledge and Penny Holmes-Brown.
Camera IconRob Golledge and Penny Holmes-Brown. Credit: Laurie Benson
Joss Goulden and Rebecca Freeman.
Camera IconJoss Goulden and Rebecca Freeman. Credit: Laurie Benson
Linda Tarbotton and Shabnum Rashid.
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Fiona Bangs and Karina Shapland.
Camera IconFiona Bangs and Karina Shapland. Credit: Laurie Benson
Gabrielle Rose, Ciara Nalty and Denise Kay.
Camera IconGabrielle Rose, Ciara Nalty and Denise Kay. Credit: Laurie Benson

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