Community Events – October 21, 2016
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.
The Signature of All Things
October 2 – 31, 2016
Location: Discovery Room
An art exhibition inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s best selling botanical novel.
Exhibition Opening: The Signature of All Things
presented by the Open Book Art Collective
Opening reception: Sunday, October 2 | 1 to 4 pm
Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 2nd, and join us in the Garden’s Discovery Room for the opening of a month-long exhibition of original artwork created by the Open Book Art Collective and inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel, The Signature of All Things.
View the work and meet the artists. Then, satisfy your inner botanist with a closer look at some plant matter through one of our microscopes. Attendees will have the chance to enter to win one annual household membership with the Vancouver Art Gallery and a copy of Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven to continue to grow your love of art and nature.
The Open Book Art Collective is a Vancouver-based group of emerging artists brought together by their shared interest in creating dialogue with art objects that are both informed by and informing the literature that they reference.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
#2 – Phone – 604-222-4020
#3 – Show up for the first class and we can register you then!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Inclusion Art Show & Sale
The 12th Annual INCLUSION Art Show and Sale is just around the corner, happening on October 26-27 at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. If you know a talented artist, or are one yourself, registration is now open! We’ll walk you through the process in a few quick and easy steps. Everything you need to know is posted on our brand new site!
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.
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.