Celebrating inclusion


Thursday 9th September 2021






Join us for the 2021 Business Disability Awards

To recognise businesses and individuals across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs who support, educate and employ people with a disability.
Date:                   Thursday 9th September 2021       
Time:                   6.30pm for 7pm 
Venue:                The Goods Shed, 73A Russell Street, Toowoomba City 
Dress Code:       Business formal 
Ticket Price:      $90.00 per ticket - award entrant
                             $130.00 per ticket - general guests (non entrants)
                             Includes 3 course meal and pre dinner drink on arrival




Keynote Speaker

Paul Hockey 




He lives by his motto "Never give up....Never ever give up!" and despite losing his right arm to cancer at just three weeks of age, Paul Hockey became the first disabled person to climb Mount Everest from the North side.  He stood on the summit of the world's highest mountain on Sunday the 5th of June 2005 at 7.42am.

Climbing is only part of his story.......









Karni Liddell


Karni Liddell is a former world record holder, Paralympic swimmer, speaker, TV presenter, "Mama" and clinical social worker.  Karni was born with a neuro-muscular wasting disease and her parents were told that their first-born child wouldn't walk, crawl or live past her teenage years.
Karni broke her first World Record at the age of 14 and she went on to win Paralympic medals at every Paralympics she competed at and she regards being captain of the Number 1 team at the Sydney 2000 Games her greatest sporting achievement....