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Community Events – November 22, 2019

What’s happening in your community in November?  

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

Link to November events around the city:


Rodney Graham

Spinning Chandelier

“Spinning Chandelier,” by Vancouver artist Rodney Graham is a kinetic sculpture that will transform the vast, cathedral-like spaces under the Granville Bridge.

November 17, 2019

Graham’s sculpture extends from his 2005 35-fi lm loop installation Torqued Chandelier Release in which a crystal chandelier whirls rapidly as its supporting cable is unwound. Installed under the bridge above the intersection of lower Granville with Beach Avenues, a monumental 14 by 21 foot faux glass recreation of the fi lm’s 18th century French chandelier will slowly rotate and rise over the course of twenty-four hours, then once a day release and dynamically spin back to its starting point. “Spinning Chandelier” will quickly become an urban icon, turning a dark under-bridge into the enjoyable focus of public celebration.

Visualizations and technical study drawings of “Spinning Chandelier”, courtesy of Rodney Graham studio.

Link to Poster and RSVP:

Vancouver House Unveiling of Rodney Graham


Anyone looking for some volunteer work.

If you would enjoy sourcing some art material, fabric samples, tiles and carpet samples for a lady in Ladner who has taken it upon herself to collect from stores and distribute these materials to schools and crafting circles, so that they can be recycled and not end up in the land fill, this may be something you would like to do. It’s a big job, and most of the stores she picks up the samples from are in Vancouver. She is looking for volunteers to pick up the material and possibly distribute it or even just have it in one place so that she can pick it up and keep it until people can come to get it.

Here is her contact information and she can give you more information if you know anyone who is interested 🙂



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Computer Comfort

Computer Tutoring for Persons with Disabilities

Computer Comfort provides the perfect starting point for adults with disabilities who want to develop basic computer skills.  It offers one-on-one computer tutoring at no cost in a supportive, client-centred environment; a refurbished donated computer for the home, if needed; and ongoing support.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Free
  • Self paced, client centred learning
  • Ongoing technical support
  • A comfortable and supportive learning environment

Individuals can learn to use:

  • Microsoft Office software
  • Email
  • Internet, including social networking

Contact us for more information:

  • Munesh Raman
  • 604-473-9363  Toll Free: 1-877-673-4636


Cold Water Ranch Lodge 

Respite at the Cold Water Ranch
The Cold Water Ranch Lodge is an accessible respite lodge that welcomes kids and adults living with a disability for a stay, together with their loved ones.  The lodge is the
first of it’s kind in BC.  At no charge, it offers family a much-needed place to rest, recharge, and reconnect.  The Cold Water Ranch Lodge is available to children and adults living with a disability.  They are able to book a bedroom pod in the lodge and bring up to 6 of their loved ones (or their respite worker).  Eligible guests only pay a one-time minimal cleaning fee.

Disability organizations are able to book the lodge if 30% of the guests included are individuals with disabilities.  A cleaning fee applies.

Retreat Rentals

Corporate and other groups can rent the lodge for team-building retreats.  The rental income will be used for the operations and ongoing maintenance of the lodge.  That way thousands of families in need will be able to enjoy the lodge for years to come.

How to Book:  To make a reservation for your stay at the lodge, visit:


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.

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