SSPA NSW Sports Day – Sunday 18 May

May 18, 2014

Following the Branch Meeting, a Sports Day will take place on Sunday 18 May at Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope (Corner of Stanhope Parkway and Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens) from 11am – 1pm, and everyone is welcome to stay on afterwards for lunch. There will be a mixture of sports (depending on numbers) including soccer, basketball, badminton […]

Branch Meeting – Saturday 17 May

May 17, 2014

We will be holding our next Branch Meeting on Saturday 17 May at the home of Troy Parker in Kings Park, Sydney. The meeting starts at 11:00am and will be followed by a BBQ lunch at 1:00pm. Please note this was originally scheduled for 3 May but it is now taking place on Saturday 17 […]

Northern Region Weekend – Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 April

April 5, 2014

*** Update: Unfortunately due to a lack of numbers, the sports afternoon on Saturday 5 April has been cancelled. The dinner on the Saturday night and the picnic on the Sunday are still going ahead as planned. If you would still like to attend either it’s not too late, please phone or text Dawn on 0457 […]

Actor Warwick Davis and Short Statured People of Australia president Meredith Young feature in Carole Lander’s book Little People: BIG LIVES

January 2, 2014

STEREOTYPES from fairytales, circus acts and the media put barriers in the way of people with dwarfism being accepted for who they are, says the president of Short Statured People of Australia. “The only thing different about us is our physical stature – there’s no intellectual, sexual or any other difference – it’s purely physical,” […]

Annual General Meeting

September 21, 2013

The SSPA New South Wales branch held their Annual General Meeting on September 21st. As done in recent years, the AGM  was held at Westmead Children’s Hospital (Hawkesbury Road, Westmead). During the meeting we held our elections for the 2013-14 year. The incoming committee is: President: Michael Blair Secretary: Emily Sloane Treasurer: Troy Parker Social […]

Trivia Night Fundraiser

June 15, 2013

We held our annual trivia night fundraiser on June 15 from 6:30pm at Carlingford Bowling Club. This was our major fundraiser for both the World Dwarf Games team and this year’s convention in Tasmania, and the night was quite successful thanks to a better than expected turnout. Thanks to all those who attended and supported […]

SSPA National Sporting Weekend

June 7, 2013

2013 marked the 18th Annual National Sporting Weekend in Albury. As per previous years we stayed at the Lake Hume Resort and the weekend ran from Friday 7 to Monday 10 June. The weekend included various sports and social activities and was well attended from around Australia and New Zealand.

Connected “Diamonds are Forever” Ball

May 18, 2013

The ConnecTeD Foundation hosted their “Diamonds are Forever Ball” which was scheduled for October 2012 on 18 May 2013 at Rosehill Racecourse. The SSPA had a group there and we had a fantastic night supporting this great cause. This was ConnecTeD’s major fundraising event and their largest, most glamorous and successful, in their history!  

Branch Meeting

May 18, 2013

The branch had a meeting at the home of Troy Parker in King’s Park (western Sydney) on May 18, and had lunch there too. We largely discussed our coming fundraising events – the trivia night and a chocolate selling fundraiser.  

Northern Region Weekend

May 4, 2013

We held another Northern Region weekend in Newcastle on the weekend of May 4-5. We had a full weekend including: a family picnic at Blackbutt Reserve (Freburg Street entrance) for lunch on the Saturday dinner at Warner’s at the Bay on the Saturday night, followed by Ten Pin Bowling on Sunday, a sports day at […]

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