TODAY the Festival of Ability Far North Coast hit the region, with people from all over the Lismore, Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shire Councils converging to celebrate the abilities of people with disabilities.

At the Byron Regional Sports and Cultural Complex, where the event was held, there was a photography competition, a talent show, performances and talks with numerous guests, a puppet show from Peta Lipski, a ballroom dancing demonstration, and games, as well as a community services expo, where scores of disability and health organizations and services had stalls.

Lee Clark, the lead event coordinator, said the day was about showcasing the ability of people with disabilities and celebrating what they do in our community.

"It's dropping the 'Dis' and bringing up the Ability," she said.

Ms Clark said the best part of the day was "seeing the joy on all the faces, I love that."

"They know it's their day."



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