HORSHAM woman Maureen Cameron will head to New Zealand on Monday scout ideas for the city’s Awakenings Festival.
Ms Cameron was selected in June to represent the festival at Auckland’s interACT Disability Arts Festival.
It will be her first overseas adventure and will include a chocolate tour, sight-seeing at the Auckland Zoo and a day trip to Waitomo and Rotorua.
Ms Cameron said she was looking forward to singing at the interACT festival.
“I’ll be singing Letter to Heaven by Dolly Parton, The Rose by Bette Midler and Coming Home by Sara Storer,” she said.
“I’ve been doing lots of practice – singing away all the time.
“I’ll also be checking it out to see how different it is from ours and bring that information back for Wimmera Uniting Care.”
Ms Cameron said festivals such as the Awakenings and interACT events provided moral support for people with a disability.
“It gets people with a disability to meet other people who have the same disability,” she said.
“One of the reasons I think that is so important is because it makes people know they are not alone.”
Ms Cameron thanked Wimmera Uniting Care for its scholarship and Horsham Sports and Community Club for donating $75 in New Zealand gold coins.