Monday, 2 December 2013

Our Latest Adventures!

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

With over 330 people viewing our first blog last week, we are excited to publish this weeks blog.Take a look at what we have been up to:

Interview with Dale Elliott 
I had the privilege of interviewing Dale Elliott at the beautiful Botanic Gardens early in November. Dale is not one to sit down and take life as it comes. As a commercial pilot, business entrepreneur, award winning comedy performer and extreme sport master, Dale lives and breathes his message about living life to the fullest and not letting his wheelchair get in the way. Take a look below at what Dale had to say:

Dale truly is an open book of knowledge and wisdom - his life experiences and bubbly personality is infectious. If you would like to learn more about Dale check out his website at 

Calling Christmas Pageant Fans!
We are looking forward to participating in the Lobethal Christmas Pageant on Monday the 23rd of December. What a way to warm up for Christmas and get into the festive spirit. The Lobethal lights have been a fixture in the the Adelaide Hills for over sixty years and has now evolved into the largest Community Christmas Light Display in the Southern Hemisphere.

We are looking for more participants to take part and join us on our DRS float. Please contact Nicki via email at to find out more. 

Indoor Rowing 
Jacob our Development Officer organised a great 'come and try' Indoor Rowing session with Rowing SA at West Lakes Shores. Rowing SA offers a fantastic indoor rowing facility for people with disabilities. The facility includes an interactive big screen that allows a visual racing scene for a race like feel. Rowing gets the whole body moving and is fantastic for fitness and clearing the mind. Contact Jacob via email on for more details.
Here's all the action: 


The Whizz Kidz meet the Adelaide Bite Baseball Team
It was a sea of red Whizz Kidz T-shirts at the Norwood Oval on Friday the 22nd November. The DRS Whizz Kidz were invited to be guests at the Adelaide Bite Baseball game and formed a high five tunnel for the players to run through. 

The kids enjoyed watching the game from the front row seats and hanging out with our mascot Webster. One of the Whizz Kidz was lucky enough to catch one of the flying balls and have a keep sake to remember the occasion.

The Whizz kidz Clubs runs every Friday night and is coordinated by our Development Officer Jacob. If you would like to get your child involved in this fun and interactive club please contact Jacob for details via email at

The Whizz Kidz before the game. Some looking excited and some not.

Support The Walk, Fund Raiser
Andy Hensel originally from Port Pirie will soon be on his way to the USA to take part in the Project Walk program to help him fulfill his dream of walking again. Andy suffered a T6 and T7 spinal injury in a freestyle motor cross accident in 2012 that left him paraplegic. 

Andy’s family and friends organised a successful fundraising event called Support The Walk. The event took place at the trotting tracks in Port Pirie on the 9th of November and raised a huge $23,000. These funds will go towards Andy's Project Walk fund. 

Mark Howells DRS CEO attended the event and spoke to the crowd about the importance of people with disabilities participating in their chosen sport.
All of us here at DRS wish Andy all the best with his dream of walking again! Go get em Andy!

Andy Hensel with his supportive friends and family.
Andy Hensel and Mark Howells

Join us on our social media journey
I hope you are as excited about our latest adventures and social media platforms as we are! 

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We would love your input and feedback and welcome you to comment and share our blog. 
Until next time.....

Take it easy, 
Nicki Camac


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