Fun House arts and performances Forster, Tuncurry by NOTA - August 1, 2015August 5, 2015 Many people will remember the outstanding success of the ‘Can Do’ theatre performances held a few years ago. Move over Monet – now the talented Can Do group has turned their hands to the visual arts and many other fun activities. On Wednesday 5 August from 10.30am – 12 pm, you’re invited to drop into the Forster Centre (located right next to the Library in Breese Parade) to see why the new activity space is being renamed the ‘Fun House’ and enjoy morning tea. Kelvin Giles The Can Do Performers are a collection of creative people who describe themselves as people who can do anything if given the chance. The group ranges in age from 18 to 62 years, with amazing levels of ability and creative talents. They have decided on the name the ‘Fun House’, because this is what happens whenever the group get together. The ‘Fun House’ is a place where people with a disability can come along and have fun while at the same time learning new life skills as part of the Ageing and Disability Services Great Lakes Council’s new day program. The name Can Do Performers came about when the group were given the opportunity to give themselves a name for which they would be known when performing in public. Pheebe Dillon, Ellie Mugiven, Kristin Hancock, Calena Olliver and Kelly Burns celebrating Australia Day during a “Chicks Time” session in the ‘Fun House’. Although much time has passed since this group originally formed, the ‘can do’ ethos remains. “I like coming to the Fun House cause we have fun and I am with all of my friends,” said one of the regular attendees. “The new room is great and we decorated it too,” said another attendee. According to Liz Green, Coordinator of Great Lakes Council’s Ageing and Disability Services, the new space is a great addition to the new day program activity as it gives the clients a sense of ownership and belonging. “We look forward to the future of the new day program which will continue to grow and provide worthwhile opportunities for fun, friendship and learning for people with a disability in the Great Lakes area,” explained Liz Green. “Interested members of the public will also be able to see the activities which occur at the centre on a Friday and speak with participants.” And if you can’t make it to an Open Day event but want to learn more about the ‘Fun House’ and Ageing and Disability Services’ new day program please contact us on 1300 65 88 30 and speak to a real person.