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Community Events – April 26, 2019

What’s happening in your community in April?  

April’s Vancouver calendar features important dates and events in the Lower Mainland including shows, concerts, spring festivals, markets and events.

Link to April events around the city:


This art project brings together people with and without cognitive disabilities who identify as LGBTQ2. posAbilities and students from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design have come together to co-create unique artworks themed around identity.

We invite you to explore the artistry of:

  • Colin Darge & David Gorodetsky
  • Amanda Peters & Hannah Franes
  • Marissa Riebesehl & Jacob Brennan

Come join us for food and drinks at the opening reception. Please RSVP by April 29.

 Date and Time:

Sat, 4 May 2019, 2:00 PM

Location:  Alternative Creations Studio

1659 Venables Street

Vancouver, BC V5L 2H1

** This venue is fully accessible and has all gender washrooms.

Organizer of abOUT Art + Identity

posAbilities assists persons with developmental disabilities to lead meaningful and healthy lives by partnering with the community to provide a comprehensive range of person-centred services for individuals and the families who care for them.

abOUT is a community collaboration group started by queers for LGBTQIA2S+ folks labelled with Intellectual Disabilities. The group is about connecting, supporting and empowering folks to hold space for each other and with each other, to love and be loved.

To Purchase Tickets :


Caramel Coffee House and Social Club|Recurring Event (See all)

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing and community.  Bring your own lunch from home and your dancing shoes too!  There will be live music with Anthony.  Everyone is welcome!


 May 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)


Burnaby Neighbourhood House

5024 Rumble Street
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada+ Google Map

Cost: FREE!

For more information, please email or


Caregivers Retreat


My name is Kaitie Unwin – I am the Manager of Communications at Plan Institute – a Vancouver-based non-profit that works to enrich the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

As an organization that also works with people with disabilities and their families, we thought you might be interested in hearing about our upcoming Caregivers Retreat, taking place this Fall at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort in Parksville. The retreat is intended to give family caregivers an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while connecting with other caregivers.

If you work with family caregivers, or know of anyone within your networks who may benefit from this retreat, we’d love for you to share this information with them!

I have included all detailed information about the retreat below – if you have any questions or would like to speak to me directly, please feel free to give me a call at 604.439.9566 ext: 161.

Thank you so much for your time!

Take care,


About the Retreat

This special weekend retreat was developed by and for family caregivers to allow for the chance to relax, rejuvenate and connect with other caregivers in a beautiful setting. The weekend involves a gentle schedule of activities including group sessions, nature walks, sharing stories, guided meditation, as well as alone time for personal reflection and relaxation.

All delicious meals will be included.

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville, British Columbia

More Information:
For more information, visit:


You are invited to the opening of a unique art show

Three Visions Walking in New West

Where: Anvil Centre Community Art Space

 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

When:  April 5 – May 31, 2019

For the past two years, three of the artists from the PotteryWorks program of The Community Living Society, have been walking through New Westminster taking photographs.  Two of those artists, James Lash and Dan Tell, used their photos to create a series of paintings of the city.  Sheri Lynn Seitz has used her’s as a series of Gyclee photographs of the city.

Together, they are exhibiting 24 works, portraying the wide range of sights available in New Westminster.


Kudoz is an experience platform connecting people with and without disabilities to splendid things to do, together.

Locals host anything from anime drawing to bread making to city politics.

Youth & adults with cognitive disabilities search the platform and book experiences to try!

Everyone is welcome at Reflection Cafe to swap photos & stories
from experiences.

Earn badges for stretching yourself! Badges go great on resumes.

Along the way, access our free learning coaches to build motivation & hone your skills.

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