- 16 Sept at the Garden Pavilion
This was the
second EXPO to be held in Hamilton and again it was a huge success.
- * about 1,500
members of the public viewed the Expo
* there were 40 stalls informing the public, people with disabilities,
and families about the services offered by organisations and
providers in the disability sector
* 14 workshop lectures related to disability were given during
We, the Waikato
Post Polio Support Group, had a bright yellow and blue stall
with old photos of polio survivors, photos of our support meetings,
and a world map showing places where polio is still occurring.
We thank Rotary again for funding our stall.
Polio's profile was obvious during the whole Expo with Greg Cochrane
giving the opening speech after the Mayor, and with Edith Morris
being on the Expo organising committee again. A big thank you
to those who sat at the stall and who helped assemble the display.
Just prior to
the Expo Edith spoke on community radio about the 50th anniversary
of the polio vaccine being developed, and had articles printed
in the CCS Waikato newsletter and the local "Hamilton Press".
There was overwhelming response from Edith's interview. Many
polio people rang up to tell their stories, the youngest being
50 and the oldest being 85. What an open door we have to remind
the public of our polio history.