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Community Events – January 18, 2019

What’s happening in your community in January?  

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

Link to January events around the GVRD:


A Dam-Goode Friendship

Friday, February 15th, 2019  1:00 – 2:30 pm

3223 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C.

Free Workshop

Email: for more information

Link to Poster:  A Dam-Goode Friendship


Persisting Pain and How to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Vancouver Public Library – Renfrew Branch

2969 E 22 Avenue, Vancouver, BC


Real Talk Tough Cookies South Burnaby/Royal Oak

Event Name: RealTalk Tough Cookies

Date/Time: Thursday, January 24th, 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Registration link:

Details: Come to our second-ever RealTalk Tough Cookies event! At Tough Cookies, women with a cognitive disability meet casually to decorate cookies, share stories about their favourite female heroes throughout history, watch some Real Talk videos, and participate in a conversation about love, sex, dating, and relationships facilitated by a certified sexual health educator. While this is happening, their families, staff and supporters have their own event at a spot nearby to discuss how best to engage around subjects to do with sexuality. Location & address of event are sent out a few days prior the event.

For more info about RealTalk, visit our website.

Full venue address provided when you register.


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.

Check out more at: 


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!


 January 14, 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


Relaxed performances at the Cultch

Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including (but certainly not limited to) people with cerebral palsy, people on the Autism Spectrum, people with sensory and communication disorders, neurological disorders or learning disabilities. Many people feel that relaxed performances offer a more dynamic theatrical experience, which benefits everyone.

The upcoming Festival (January 17–February 3, 2019) has relaxed performances for three shows:

  1. This is the Point at The Cultch Historic Theatre from January 29–February 2
  • This show is Extra Live, meaning every performance is relaxed!
  1. Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools at Performance Works on February 1
  2. Prince Hamlet at Frederic Wood Theatre on January 27

How does a relaxed performance work?

  • The show is adjusted
    • House lights stay on
    • Sound and light are adjusted to a lower or less intense level
    • All strobe lights or strobe-like effects are removed
  • Regular “rules” of going to theatre don’t need to be observed
    • No “shushing”, it is ok to make noise or react
    • It is ok to move or get up and walk around
  • Visual story of the venue is available
  • Visual story of the show is available
  • Chill-out space
    • A place where people can relax and take a break
    • A live video feed from the show (where possible)

Other accessibility features we offer for all of our shows:

  • A complimentary ticket for the companion of an Access2, Canucks Autism Network or VocalEye member
  • Sighted guides to help attendees get from transit stops to the theatre and back

Please find attached an information sheet with more details, including:

  • What a relaxed performance entails
  • Information about this year’s relaxed performances
  • Information on other shows that people who feel more comfortable at relaxed performances might enjoy

Some things to consider:

  • These shows may not be appropriate for young children
  • PuSh has great group booking rates (up to 30% discount) so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer