The Australian Paralympic History Project held a workshop in Sydney on the weekend of 27 and 28 October.
Seven people attended the workshop. The project team were delighted to welcome a new member, Cecelia Hutchinson-Parsons. Cecelia came to the workshop after a week of volunteering at the Invictus Games in Sydney.
The APC’s CEO Lynne Anderson visited the workshop as did the APC’s Communications General Manager Tim Mannion. They met the workshop organiser, Tony Naar and Cecilia, as well as Ross Mallett, Greg Blood, Gary Osmond and Patricia Ollerenshaw.
Patricia is working on articles about the 2000 Paralympics at the moment.
Tony noted of the workshop:
Creating and updating Wikipedia articles about Australian Paralympic sport relies almost exclusively on a handful of volunteers, who do an incredible job. As a result of discussions on the weekend, we have decided that we will now pursue a ‘small scale’ approach of catch-ups in the cities where we have active editors and seek to expand these groups by individual contact and one-on-one support.
We desperately need to expand the core group of contributors to maintain this unbelievable project.
I do try to keep an eye on this project. It has made an enormous impact on the open sharing of Paralympic stories with an Australian focus. I do monitor the articles and hope to be more active in supporting the editing of the articles created and maintained by the project team.
For anyone thinking of finding ways to use their creative talents, this is a project most worthy of consideration.
It was great to meet our wonderful APC History Project volunteers. We are so grateful for your selfless determination to tell the incredible stories of Australia’s Paralympic movement- thank you from all @AUSParalympics https://t.co/aOozW7HwPD
— Paralympics Australia CEO (@APC_CEO) October 28, 2018
Sydney Workshop (Tony Naar)
Iceroos (World Para Ice Hockey)