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Community Events – October 12, 2018

What’s happening in your community in October?  

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

Link to October events around the GVRD:




Saturday October 21, 2018 
from 7–11pm
at Arts Factory (281 Industrial Ave, Vancouver)

Buy, collect, and trade the art of 50 artists reproduced on one inch buttons. These limited edition buttons are displayed on the gallery wall and sold in mixed bags of five random buttons for $5. Didn’t get the button you want? Trade with the people around you… how bad do you want that button?! That’s when the hot action starts. FREE TO ATTEND!

Conceived by Jim Hoehnle and Chris Bentzen in 2004, Hot One Inch Action is the original, one-night only show of button art and social interaction.



Dinosaurs Unearthed

See the prehistoric in a new way.

Walk the new galleries and hear the roars of animatronic dinosaurs as they swoop down to look you in the eye. At the next turn, be transported to a dig site with skeletons ranging from bird-sized dinosaurs to aquatic lizards and a 68 foot long sauropod. Even touch fossils with detailed impressions of skulls, bones, eggs, skin and feathers.

Feathers? That’s right. The exhibit is current with the latest scientific research which gears away from the vision of scaled dinosaurs and in favor of feathered beasts. Did you know the latest theory is that the t-rex spent its teenage years covered in downy feathers like a duckling?!

Take in Dinosaurs Unearthed with a paleontology lens or as pure Jurassic entertainment. Suitable for all ages.


Collingwood Neighbourhood House Celebration

Tuesday September 4th, Collingwood Neighbourhood House started offering programming at our new, additional location, our Annex at 3690 Vanness Avenue. We are deeply grateful to so many people for their years of hard work leading to this key milestone in the history of Collingwood Neighbourhood House and the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.

The 10,250 square feet of community space includes an Art Room, a Children’s Room, a Commercial-Grade Kitchen, a Multi-Purpose Room (with a sprung floor), and office space. It is the result of years of lobbying, dreaming, visioning, collaborating and planning. Now it’s time to celebrate!

Our opening ceremonies will take place over three days:

  • October 13, 11am-3pm: Community Celebration with activities, food, performances, and artist demonstrations – all free.

Attached is our poster with more information. Please register for the October 11 Grand Opening here. The other events do not require an RSVP.



General Election in BC – October 20, 2018

Link to Elections BC Site:

Link to 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform:

Inclusion BC Link:


Intelligent Lives Premier

Free Screening:  October 22, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

KPU Melville Centre for Dialogue

8771 Landsdowne Road, Richmond, BC

RSVP: with the number of guests

Free Screening: October 24, 2018 7:00 pm

Coast Coal Harbour – Harbour Room

1180 West Hastings, Vancouver BC

Join Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL), UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) for a night at the movies to celebrate Community Living Month. The event will also launch CIC’s new project – Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment (TYDE) – a network of partners committed to improving the employment outcomes for youth ages 14 – 18 with intellectual disabilities or autism in BC.

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

For more information about the film, please visit


Link to Poster for October 22 screening: Intelligent Lives Oct 22

Link to Poster for October 24 screening: Intelligent Lives


PosAbilities Stage Door Presents

Haunted Horror Halloween Dance

Where:  Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver

When:  Thursday October 25, 2018

Tickets $12.00 at the Door

Call for information 604-872-1252

Link to Poster:  Halloween Dance 2018


  • Finding meaningful employment begins with the job seeker’s hopes and dreams.  The PATH process helps to tease these out. Join us to learn about this life changing process from two PATH Facilitators – Marta Carlucci and Cheryl Fryfield – who will introduce and demonstrate the PATH process. Bring the whole family to witness and be involved.Workshop Details 
    • PATH – Focusing on Personal Goals
    • Thursday, October 25 7-8:30 pm
    • The Barb Goode Training Space (Same as last year)
    • 3223 Kingsway Ave – (Just East of Joyce)
    • Pay parking is along Kingsway with free parking along the side streets -#19 bus or a short walk up the hill from the Joyce Skytrain Station
    • Questions??? and to RSVP to Anne –
    • Please share the attached flyer as all are welcome

Link to Poster:  Van FW – October- Final_


When:  Friday, October 26, 2018

Time:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Place:  Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion

2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby

Tickets:  $25.00 per person (includes snacks per table of 8)

Buy Tickets Here:


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:  October 31, 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


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:


Relaxed performances at the Cultch

The Cultch is implementing accessible performances starting this fall. (i.e.  “relaxed” performances for those with Autism, Tourette’s & other neurological conditions who cannot sit still & quiet for an hour or more). They have scheduled a relaxed show of the Panto on Dec 2, matinee.

Link to Accessibility information:

Normally, the Panto is already a kid-friendly show where they are encouraged to cheer & boo for characters & talk back to the stage. Each Panto is based on a classic fairy tale or kids’ story, this year it’s Wizard of Oz. It’s a really fun show for adults too, with lots of double entendres & local cultural references & spoofs of local characters, politicos etc.

Tix are on sale now at:

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz – The Cultch

York Theatre. Poor Dorothy! Flung from her PoCo townhouse by an earthquake that had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH Tornado Resource Extraction Inc.’s suburban fracking, she fi nds herself in the magical Land of Oz.