Community Events – November 18, 2016
Recruitment for developing the content of a virtual reality gaming program addressing perspective taking in ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
We are students and researchers at the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department at UBC. We are recruiting clinicians and families of children with ASD to give us feedback on the content of a virtual reality gaming program addressing perspective taking and socio-emotional skills among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
We hope that you will be able to help us reach out to parents of children with ASD. We would like to invite families of children with ASD to attend our project and share their knowledge and perspectives with us on the content of the virtual reality gaming program. Participation in this project is voluntary and will entail filling out two online questionnaires re “social stories” that will be used in the game. Participants will have the opportunity to give us feedback on the socio-emotional scenarios of this gaming program.
We are attaching our poster and research invitation letter. Please let us know if you can distribute it among your networks or post it on your board.
Thank you very much for your support.
Alyssa Rowe & Kristin Mow
UBC Occupational Therapy Master Students
Tal Jarus, PhD, Professor, UBC
Parisa Ghanouni, PhD candidate, UBC
Link to Poster:Poster for parents_Sep26_version2 (3)
Link to Consent Information: ParentClinician Consent Form_Sep26_version2
The “Accessibility Collective” at UBC’s radio station CiTR 101.9FM produces a weekly radio program called “All Access Pass”, Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Topics talked about are equity, inclusion and accessibility for people with diverse abilities, on campus and beyond.
They are seeking:
1) Individuals to join the Collective and help produce content both behind the scenes and on air.
2) Community members who are passionate about an issue, want to get the word out about it and are willing to be interviewed.
Collective members must first be a member of CiTR and that is $30-35 a year. We usually meet in person out at UBC on Mondays at 5:00 pm to plan the show for next Monday. It is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in radio broadcasting or journalism. It’s also a great way to make a social connection with the community of radio as well as the community around us.
Feel free to get in touch with Deepi Leihi or CiTR’s Accessibility Collective Coordinator: email@example.com
The Pacific Autism Family Network would love for you to join them at their Family Open House events November 17-19, details attached. If you are able to share the event details with your network, that would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your support as we’ve been under development, we look forward to continuing to work with you toward empowering individuals to take flight!
If you have any questions or would like to help volunteer, please contact event coordinator, Lauren Crum – firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Poster: PAFN Open House
They are holding a Pub Night on November 26 which includes a light meal, a performance by their choral group and a silent auction. Please see the attached poster for further details.
Saturday, November 26th 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Village Pub – 7725 Champlain Crescent, Vancouver
Link to Poster: A Terrific Pub Night!
Collingwood Winter Carnival and Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 26, 2016
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(Music, Santa arrival & tree lighting at 5:00 pm)
Safeway Parking Lot (Kingsway & Tyne)
Presented by: Collingwood BIA
Widening Our World (WOW) Awards
Every year, Community Living BC’s Widening Our World (WOW) Awards celebrate the different ways people are building inclusion across B.C.
What do we mean by inclusion? An example might look like people of all abilities doing something together – like being in a classroom, at work, at a community or sporting event, or playing in a band. Or it could be a self-advocate taking a leadership role, or a family member raising awareness about abilities in community.
The WOW awards are intended to show everyone in B.C. what an inclusive community looks like. When you nominate someone for a WOW Award, we are asking you to answer questions about how the person(s) you are nominating is making their community a place where people of all abilities are valued and respected.
We are also asking you to take a photo to submit with your nomination that shows us what the person you are nominating is doing to make their community a welcoming place – and explain why you think what they are doing is inclusive and deserves recognition. Photos really help to show people what inclusion looks like.
We know people are doing this work all across the province. Whether it is an employer, teacher, support worker, volunteer, self advocate or someone else breaking down barriers, we are looking to you to tell us about it – and show us what it looks like!
The nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2016 (sorry, no late entries will be accepted).
Winners of this year’s WOW Award will be chosen by a Selection Committee in December 2016 and will be announced on the CLBC website in early 2017.
Award presentation events that include the photos will be held in early 2017 in the winners’ home communities.
Hosted by L’Arche Greater Vancouver
Every second Friday of the month, September through December 2016
(November 11, December 9)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
L’Arche Greater Vancouver
7401 Sussex Avenue
Free Event – Please RSVP to Annette Kuhn 604-435-9544 ext 34
A fun evening for young and young at heart. Adults with and without disabilities.
By sharing, laughter, games and other activities.
We hope to connect with one another and build friendships.
Fire Ball Art Show
TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC JAM!
Taught by Patti Palm
Patti performs with The Madrigal Singer (classical) at VCC, City Soul Choir (World Music, Roots, Gospel) and leads the Patti Palm Quartet (Jazz)
This Theatre Terrific Music Jam class will look at Music in many different ways. What is it? Is it something your body can’t stop moving too? Is it singing in a choir? Is it tapping you pencil on a jar? Is it written on a piece of sheet music? Does it come from the keystrokes on your computer? Is it fun? The answer is yes to all of these!
Music has been around forever in many different ways.
You hear it the ocean, in a breeze, feel it on a busy city street.
Music lives in you, me and all of us.
How does it make you feel?
Let’s explore it together!
No background in singing? Don’t sweat it. This class is open to anyone, regardless of previous musical experience or abilities.
Our curriculum practice is based on building a strong Music ensemble and Community.
We tackle vocal technique, ear training, rhythms, body percussion and sounds.
Come on in and discover your Musical abilities in a fun and supportive way!
Where: Vancouver Japanese United Church (4010 Victoria St at 23rd Ave.)
When: Tuesday’s, October 18th to December 6th (with a performance at the December 8th Theatre Terrific AGM)
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Cost: $130 (pay what you can for low income applicants.)
#1 – Email – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
#2 – Phone – 604-222-4020
#3 – Show up for the first class and we can register you then!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
You are warmly invited to
The Art Studios’ 19th Annual Winter Sale & Silent Auction
Great Items! Great Prices! Great Artwork! Great Event
Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 12-8 pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver (15th and Main Street)
For more information, please contact us at 604- 871-9788
The Art Studios is a Vancouver Coastal Health community mental health rehabilitation unit located in Vancouver, BC’ It offers youth, adults and older adults with mental illness and addictions the opportunity to recover through occupational therapy interventions, goal-setting, and art making within a safe, social environment.
Come join our festive ambiance and view the members’ fine arts & crafts. Their amazing creativity has once again produced an excellent selection of art cards, crafts, jewelry, paintings, pottery, and textiles. There will be live music as well as art demonstrations and colouring table. Remember to check out the silent auction where you can see donations from varied supportive Vancouver businesses that are willing to make a difference within our community. Bid for any number of gifts and don’t forget our door prizes and raffle! Profits from the Silent Auction helps to fund art & pottery supplies and workshops for members & alumni. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.
Inclusion BC Foundation & BC Self Advocacy Foundation presents:
2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival
Date: December 3rd, 2016 starting at 7:00PM
Location: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster (across the street from the New Westminster Skytrain station)
Collingwood Community Lunch – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Check out their menu below
How to order:
– you can eat there at Collingwood or you can get take out
– you can order first thing in the morning for takeout and pick up your lunch at 12:30 for $6.25
These three-course lunches are inexpensive and delicious. Menus are different each week; they reflect the changing seasons and diverse food traditions. All proceeds support Collingwood Neighbourhood House Seniors’ Wellness programs.