Author Archives: Deaf Advocacy, Sport & Recreation ACT

  1. AGM 2021

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    Saturday 4th December 2021

    The 2021 AGM will be held on Saturday 4th December 2021 at Yerrabi Ponds Park – Wunderlich Street, Gungahlin at 10:45am.

    Please join us a for a Family BBQ afterwards to celebrate the festive season.

  2. DeafACT AGM – 16th December 2019

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    The DeafACT AGM has been rescheduled for Monday 16th December 2019 at Deafness Resource Centre – the event will be Auslan Interpreted

    When: Monday 16th December 2019
    Time: 6pm – 8pm
    Where: Deafness Resource Centre – Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley St, Holder ACT 2611 and meeting in the large conference room, located on the ground floor.

    Please find attached of the documents and PDF for your attention these are:

    1. DeafACT Membership Form for 2019-2020
    2. DeafACT AGM Notice 2019
    3. DeafACT Proxy 2019
    4. DeafACT Nomination Form 2019
    5. DeafACT AGM Agenda 2019
    6. DeafACT AGM Minute 2018

    With the proxy and nomination forms, please return by Thursday 12th December 2019 at before 5pm.

    Make sure you have pay and fill the membership form of 2019-2020 which you can have right to vote and involve in DeafACT Activities and volunteers for our future fundraising’s. You can bring the membership forms beforehand the AGM starts.

    Please share and forward this to your networks please.

    Hope to see you there!

  3. DeafACT Come & Try Sports Day!

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    DeafACT, the peak body for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people in the ACT and the surrounding area is running an all abilities Come and Try Sports Day as part of the International Day for People with a Disability.

    When: Sunday 2nd December 2018
    Time: 10am to 3pm
    Where: Southwell Park, Thurbon Road Lyneham

    The event is for people of all ages and abilities to come together and experience different sports in a safe and welcoming environment.

    The day will feature sports such as:

    • Touch Football
    • Volleyball (Beach & Grass)
    • Netball
    • Cricket
    • Fun Activities (included Athletics)

    We will have Auslan interpreters on hand and staff skilled at different communication methods.

    Issues caused by social exclusion such as mental illness and obesity affect Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people at a higher rate than the mainstream population. Days like this bring people together and introduce them to sports and activities in their local community.

    The day promises to mix exercise with fun and you may even make some new friends!

    Funded by the I-Day Grants by the ACT Government the event is free but bookings are essential so we can understand your needs.

    A free BBQ sausage sizzler will be offered on the day along with water and refreshments.

    Flyer – DeafACT Come and Try Sports Day

    Auslan Version –

    Please share this with your networks.

    Thank you

    DeafACT Board


  4. Qwire Concert – Auslan Interpreted!

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    On behalf of Qwire Concert Team, Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire is celebrating 25 fabulous years with another great concert, Taking Flight.

    Taking Flight celebrates the strength of their community. Taking inspiration from the likes of Concita Wurst, Maya Angelou, Sia and even Disney, Qwire’s 25th anniversary concert reminds people of all genders, orientations and expressions that they can look forward with pride to the future they dream of.

    There have a performance during Canberra’s SpringOut Pride Festival which they have Auslan Interpreters at the Quire Concert… details below:

    When: Saturday 17 November 2018

    Where: The Q Theatre, 251 Crawford Street Queanbeyan.

    Time: 7pm

    Cost: $35 full, $30 concession or group of 10.

    Quire Teams have already secured 20 tickets reserved for our Deaf/HoH people in the ACT and surrounding areas of NSW, utilising the Auslan Interpreters or T Loop including 5 free tickets (for those whose financial situation might otherwise prevent them from coming). Please must book through to David Worner, Qwire Convenor on Not off online please, directly to David to get tickets specifically for Auslan Interpreters and or T Loop.

    If you want to attend this concert, you need to let David know by Monday morning on 5th November 2018 which they will release the reserved tickets to the general public.
    Please hurry and book your tickets if you want to attend this.

    Also if you want to have transport to attend the concert, there’s have some space on the bus for those who would like to purchase their own Concert Ticket, please text (sms) Marco Xuereb, member of Qwire Concert on 0456 435 203 so he can assist you for the transport.

    If you have any enquirers or concern about the concert, please communicate directly to David Worner on 

    More information about the Qwire Concert, can be found on their website

    Hope you can able to attend and support the Canberra Gay and Lesbian Community that included our Deaf Community who are part of it. 🙂

    Thank you

    DeafACT Board.

  5. Tea Party Fundraiser – Cancelled and Postpone to early 2019

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    ACT Deaf/HoH Community

    The Tea Party Fundraiser event is now cancelled and will be postponed to early 2019 (next year) due unforeseen circumstance and lack of numbers of interest and catering numbers.

    So please watch this space for further notice for new event, flyer and details soon.

    Thank you for your patience.