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Community Events – October 7, 2016

Van Dussen

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.

Inclusion Art Show & Sale

Art show

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!

Halloween 2016

Consultation – Federal Accessibility Legislation

If you’re interested in attending an in-person federal accessibility consultation session in B.C., here is the registration information:


Monday, November 7th

4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location TBC


Saturday, November 26th

2:00 pm to 5:30pm

Vancouver Convention Center

1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Room : West Meeting Room 109 & 110

According to the consultation webpage<>, , interested persons should contact the Office for Disability Issues<> to pre-register for an in-person session or to notify them of accommodation needs.

Consultation – Federal Accessibility Legislation c/o Office for Disability Issues Employment and Social Development Canada

105 Hotel-de-ville St., 1st floor, Bag 62 Gatineau QC K1A 0J9

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.