Wildflowers and wellness
Rosa Brook will host a community wellness day next Sunday with a wildflower walk through the area and a wide range of activities. Dave Quinn will be front and centre of the September 23 expo, with his decade-long recovery from a serious car crash a testament to the power of community and supporting therapies.
Rosa Brook will come alive next Sunday with a wildflower walk through the area as well as wellness day activities.
From midday on Sunday, September 23, residents in outlying hamlets are invited to gather at Darnell’s General Store for activities as well as the walk, to be led by Wildflowers of South West Australia author and Friends of the Capeto-Cape Track inaugural president Jane Scott.
Rosa Brook-based artist Rebecca Cool will paint a mural at the community hall, nature play facilitator Rae Pethica will lead programs for children, and practitioners of restorative therapy will also be on hand, including yoga for trauma recovery, a Suicide Prevention Margaret River barbecue, and a St Vincent de Paul charity stall.
Treatments available on the day include Bowen therapy, reiki, Hawaiian Huna massage, kinesiology, essential oils and remedial message.
Darnell’s Dave Quinn is the unintended face of the minifestival after using complementary therapies to help his recovery from a serious car crash in Capel a decade ago.
He rolled his four-wheel drive into a tree in 2008 and was rescued by a passing 16-year-old who called emergency services when she noted the vehicle’s sun visor was embedded in Mr Quinn’s chest.
He was later flown to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor service and spent three months in a coma.
Recovery has been slow and painful, with bleeding on the brain triggering shaken adult syndrome, which means he has had to relearn how to eat, talk, and walk, and he has worn a leg brace ever since.
Mr Quinn said Rosa Brook resi- dents and his local doctors had guided his recovery and he wanted to say thanks.
He said physical therapy had been a constant in his life since the accident, and some of the support services on display next weekend had helped him enormously.
Darnell’s will have a sale on the same day and there will also be a range of other activities, stalls, a petting zoo, face painting, organic produce, and even a dog agility course between 1pm-2pm.