Locals host anything from anime drawing to bread making to city politics.
Community Events – May 3, 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/
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. www.posabilities.ca
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. www.facebook.com/groups/aboutvancouver
Caramel Coffee House and Social Club|Recurring Event (See all)
May 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
5024 Rumble Street
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada+ Google Map
For more information, please email rbandera@posAbilities.ca or mkang@posAbilities.ca
Building employment skills in high school is vital, however, how can we build a bridge to employment after graduation? Join us for an amazing opportunity to learn from Cindy Lee, a work experience facilitator with 27 years experience in the Coquitlam School District. Cindy will highlight the importance of building work skills and how to pursue paid employment or volunteer work.
- Transitioning from High School to Employment – Thursday, May 23 7-8:30 pm
- Barb Goode Training Space – 3223 Kingsway – just West of Joyce
- Joyce/Collingwood Skytrain and a 5-10 minute walk up the hill OR #19 bus
- Parking – metered parking on Kingsway or free parking on the side streets
- Questions or RSVP to Anne – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please share with your network
Link to Poster: Van FW – May
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!
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
For more information, visit: https://planinstitute.ca/caregivers-retreat/
You are invited to the opening of a unique art show
Kudoz is an experience platform connecting people with and without disabilities to splendid things to do, together.
Everyone is welcome at Reflection Cafe to swap photos & stories
Earn badges for stretching yourself! Badges go great on resumes.