Community Events – May 27, 2019

What’s happening in your community in May?  

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

Link to May events around the city: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/events/calendar-of-events/vancouver-events-in-may/

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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.

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Celebrating Italian Culture, Heritage and Community Sunday, June 9, 2019
12pm – 8pm

Held annually on the second Sunday of June and identified in the City of Vancouver’s list of Official Observances and Celebrations under June’s Italian Heritage Month umbrella, Italian Day on The Drive is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community.   The event includes over 120 street participants, comprised of partners, vendors, community organizations – and an estimated 300,000 attendees of all ages and cultures. The festival is held on Commercial Drive (The Drive), home to Little Italy, 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. A festive community embrace, The Drive comes alive in green, white and red with piazza-style animated zones, live music, food vendors, patios, lifestyle attractions, family fun activities and more.

Mangia Bene, Ridi Spesso, Ama Molto
Eat well, Laugh often, Love in Abundance
Link to website:  http://www.italianday.ca/
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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS DAY

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS DAY AT TROUT LAKE
TROUT LAKE – JUNE 21, 2018

Join us as we celebrate National Indigenous Day at Trout Lake with a community-based, full day of events set to showcase and celebrate the diversity of Indigenous people across Canada.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people gather to share their spirit, experiences, stories, songs, art and dance with each other and the general community – with a whole day of entertainment, activities, and fun planned for the whole family.

For information about this event, please visit: http://www.bcnationalindigenousday.com

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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!

Details

 June 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Venue

Burnaby Neighbourhood House

5024 Rumble Street
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada+ Google Map

Cost: FREE!

For more information, please email rbandera@posAbilities.ca or mkang@posAbilities.ca

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Caregivers Retreat

Hello,

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,

Kaitie

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.

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

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

More Information:
For more information, visit: https://planinstitute.ca/caregivers-retreat/

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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: http://kudoz.ca/

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