The 47th SSPA Convention will be held from Saturday 20th – Friday 26th September 2014 at the Nunyara Conference Centre, Belair, South Australia. Belair is approximately a 15-minute drive from the Adelaide City centre.
The South Australian Convention Committee have released the Convention programme which can be viewed here.
Registration is now open. Information about registration along with the Convention registration forms can be obtained from here. The deadline for completed registration forms is FRIDAY 31st JULY.
Any questions or queries should be addressed to the Convention Committee at: [email protected].
In a recent episode (24th March) of the ABC-TV’s Q&A, the SSPA was represented in the audience by Samantha Lilly. Samantha’s appearance was highlighted by her invitation to direct a question to media personality and Collingwood Football Club President, Eddie McGuire about the AFL’s position on discrimination in light of the incident concerning a dwarf entertainer at an AFL club Mad Monday function last year.
For a viewing of this episode, go to the following link: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3955666.htm
October is fast approaching, which means we need to get excited now for DWAM 2014.
A letter has been drawn up, and is signed off by the President of the SSPA, ready for distribution to SSPA members in all states wanting to approach their local Bunnings Warehouse to host a sausage sizzle on Saturday 25th October 2014.
Townsville has already secured their date, so c’mon Australia, let’s get behind DWAM and get ourselves out there and talk to as many people as we possibly can.
It’s all about education!
Wristbands – $3 each Pens – $5 each
If you have any other awesome ideas for DWAM 2014, would like to support it by buying a wristband or pen, or would like to be a part of the DWAM team let us know by emailing us at: [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you.
Welcome one and all,
Firstly may we say that we sincerely hope that we will all see you at the Convention in Adelaide in 2014!!!
Dates: Saturday 20th-Friday 26th September.
The week is planning out to be an awesome week of events. If you miss it, you may regret it!
Throughout the week the program is ‘hoping’ to include the following:
The SSPA will be hosting its 19th National Sporting Weekend at the Lake Hume Resort in Albury, New South Wales from Friday 6th June through to Monday 9th June 2014.
To register, and to find out more about the sports activities and other events on this weekend go here.
After much consideration, it has been announced that Australia will not bid to host the 2017 World Dwarf Games. Instead, it is hoped that an Asia Pacific games can be organised in Australia between now and 2017. One option to be explored is to hold such an event in conjunction with an international convention (the SSPA’s 50th anniversary Convention).