Friday, May 21, 2010
parade of mobility scooters - world record set by
HERVEY BAY, Queensland, Australia -- Organised
by the Fraser Coast Regional Council's Seniors in Focus group,
the mobility scooters parade took place on the Hervey Bay
Esplanade during Disability Action Week and 126 mobility scooter
users participated - setting the new world record for the
parade of electric mobility scooters.
Photo: Hervey Bay mobility scooter owners
sets the world record for the World's
Largest Parade of Mobility Scooters. Photo by The
Julie de Waard, Seniors in Focus project
officer, was very pleased with the recognition: "We are over
the moon ... We have all worked very hard for three years
for this world record and it's a great achievement and everyone
involved should feel extremely proud," she said.
The announcement of the new world record for the
parade of electric mobility scooters came after three
attempts and many years of hard work, according to the Fraser
Coast Regional Council.
Ms de Waard said 65 scooters turned up for
the first attempt in 2007 - 20 short of the number needed.
Then in 2008 a total of 97 scooters crossed the line but they
missed out because they had not travelled far enough.
Council's community and recreation portfolio
chairman, Les Muckan, said the new world record for the Largest
parade of electric mobility scooters would help promote
the Fraser Coast as an innovative and caring community with
a great sense of fun and he expected it to become an annual
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Friday, May 21, 2010