Community Events – October 4, 2019

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 city: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/events/calendar-of-events/vancouver-events-in-october/

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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
  • muneshr@neilsquire.ca  www.neilsquire.ca

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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:  http://www.abilitasfoundation.org

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posAbilities’ 15th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale

October 10 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm

posAbilities is proud to present its 15th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale on October 10 from 10:30am-8:30pm at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver).  October is Community Inclusion month in BC and we welcome you to join us for BC’s largest disability art show!  This year, the show features:

  • 150+ artists with diverse abilities

  • Individual pieces and collections of photography, paintings, illustrations, pottery, glasswork, jewelry, fabric art and more will be exhibited and for sale

  • Live art demonstrations

Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome.  The venue is fully accessible and ASL interpretation is provided. For more information, please visit: www.inclusionartshow.com

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2019 Self-Advocates ConferenceLeading The Way To Independence

October 17, 2019 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel

To Register or for more information:  604-279-7040 or INFO@RSCL.ORG

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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: http://kudoz.ca/

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