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Community Events – June 8, 2018

What’s happening in your community in June?  Take a peek and send us events you want to share…

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

Link to June events around the GVRD:


The Voices of Autism is proud to present Part 2 of their Speaker series: Relationships and Sexual Health with Nicky Waring.

When: Saturday June 9th, 2018

Where: PAFN Aditorium  (3688 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 1C3)

Time: 10:00 am

Cost: Tickets just $15, credit card online or cash at the door.

For more information:<>

Please share widely.

Link to poster: Voices of Autism


Playland At The PNE

  • May 5, 2018 – September 16, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday, May 5th – Sunday, September 16th 2018
  • Location: Playland at the PNE
  • Address:
  • 2901 E Hastings St
  • Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1

Saturday, May 5th – Sunday, September 16th 2018

Playland at the PNE, Vancouver BC

Get prepared for a summer of fun by purchasing a One-Day admission or Season Pass online or at retailers, to save up to $5 – compared to purchasing at the gate.

Admission to Playland gives you unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions*, including our three newest family rides! PLUS Pacific Adventure Mini Golf is now included FREE with admission!

*Revelation, Drop Zone, and Haunted Mansion are not included with admission/passes and have individual add-on fees.

Pricing includes applicable taxes.

For more information, please visit here


Saturday Music Live!

Join us each month in the Killarney Lobby for a musical treat!  The program is provided FREE through funding by the KCC Society.  Everyone Welcome!

Check out the line-up on page 33 of Killarney’s Spring 2018 Program:


Italian Day on the Drive

  • June 10, 2018
  • Times: Sunday, June 10 2018 – 12pm to 8pm
  • Location: Commercial Drive

Sunday, June 10 2018 – 12pm to 8pm

Italian Day on The Drive is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community with over 150 street participants, comprised of partners, merchants, vendors and community organizations – and an estimated 300,000+ attendees of all ages and cultures. Commercial Drive (The Drive), home to Little Italy, is the designated location for the annual festival where the street is transformed into a lively 14 block festa. Since Italian Day’s return in 2010, the event today represents the largest one day cultural street festival in Vancouver – and perhaps in Canada. A festive community embrace, The Drive comes alive in green, white and red with piazza style animated zones, live music, food, patios, fashion, retail vendors, vehicles, activities, children’s zones and more.

For more information, visit


Join us for our final familyWORKs workshop of this season.  We will welcome Marco Pasqua, an inclusion and accessibility consultant from the Presidents Group, an initiative of 23 inclusive employers.  Marco will introduce the Presidents Group, share stories of success, and employer resources

Workshop Details:

  • Tuesday, June 12th 7-8:30 pm
  • Barb Goode Training Space
  • 3223 Kingway (near Joyce)
  • A 10 minute walk uphill from the Collingwood Joyce Skytrain Station, #19 bus along Kingsway
  • Parking – pay parking on Kingsway and free parking along the side streets
  • Questions???? and to RSVP

Do you have suggestions for the next familyWORKs season?  I’d love to hear –

Find Your Passion AND Get a Job-Recap

We had two speakers, McKenzie from Jobs West and Angie from Kudoz, presenting to a large and interested group. McKenzie enjoyed connecting with families and introduced us to the stages of customized employment, where jobs are created for those with developmental disabilities.  McKenzie spoke about Job West’s “3 Cs to Success” – consistency, client help and customizing roles.  Second, Angie spoke about Kudoz community experience.  The organization began with a three month experiment in a Burnaby housing complex around community inclusion.  It was found people with cognitive disabilities were isolated from novel learning opportunities so they tested then launched an online platform matching a one hour experience for people with disabilities to interesting experiences offered by volunteers.  “Kudoers” can encounter anything from a Mennonite Cultural experience to bread making and tricycle riding. For more information on Jobs West and Kudoz see their websites.

I look forward to seeing you in June.


Link to Poster:  FW – Van -June 2018 Flyer


West End Car Free Day Festival

  • June 16, 2018
  • Times: Saturday, June 16th 2018 Noon to 7pm

Saturday, June 16th 2018 / Noon to 7pm

On Denman from Davie to Robson

The festival will be held on Denman Street from Robson to Davie. Access is easy via transit, cycling or walking! Translink has generously re-routed transit on the festival day.

For more information, please visit:


Queer Arts Festival 2018

  • June 16, 2018 – June 28, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: The Roundhouse
  • Address:
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews
  • Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

Saturday, June 16 – Thursday, June 28, 2018

the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver

What is a mark? In a settler colonial society we have a very solidified perception of what “counts” as worthy of articulating. Programmed in an imperial tradition, we literally count success and attach dates to significant momentous occasions, times in history when someone is said to have “accomplished something” that should be celebrated and then written down to measure its worth, annually. HIStory has tried to erase the Other in its wake of calculating difference, asserting authority, superiority, a bar to be set by systems of power to ensure the success of a single story.

2018 marks 10 years of the Queer Arts Festival and Pride in Art’s 20th year as an artist-led organization. 2018’s curated visual art exhibition DECADEnce remembers the Other marks and interrogates what we collectively choose to celebrate. By engaging queer artists across disciplines DECADEnce explores marks that live beyond the page, numerical devices, and quantitative data; the mark that lives in actions unnoticed, voices unheard, lost stories of self, and races won in forgotten Herstories/Ourstories.

For more information and tickets please visit


Main Street Car Free Day Festival

  • June 17, 2018
  • Times: Sunday, June 17th 2018 Noon to 7pm

Sunday, June 17th 2018 / Noon to 7pm

Broadway to 30th on Main Street

The biggest of Vancouver’s Car Free Day festivals spanning 21 blocks, Main Street has 15 stages and mini festivals along the entire street. This is a fun, family-friendly event with kid-zones, skateboarders, funky artisan shops and popular food vendors. You can really taste the flavour of Main Street with extended patios from many restaurants.

Translink has generously re-routed transit on that day to help you get to the event car-free!

For more information, please visit:


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!


Date:  June 27, 2018

Time:  11:30 am – 1:30 pm


Burnaby Neighbourhood House

5024 Rumble Street
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada+ Google Map

Cost: FREE!

For more information, please email or