Community Events – September 21, 2018

What’s happening in your community in September?  

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

Link to September events around the GVRD:


Nurturing Health and Wellness in Women

 Meet with others and talk about health, wellness, and self-care
 Create a self-care and wellness collage/vision board
 Develop a personal self-care plan
 Practice self-care techniques such as guided meditation, visualization and
gentle yoga
 Receive information and resources related to health and wellness
 Build a network of support right in your own community

Saturday September 22 & 29 10AM – 1PM

6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver

Link to poster:  Nurturing Health and Wellness in Women

Call Shelley at 604-970-7765 to Register
Space Limited, Register Early  (Please leave your name and contact number if there is no answer)


Disability Theatre: Empowering Self Advocates and Challenging (Mis)Conceptions

Sunday September 30, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Anvil Centre
777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC

Link to Poster:   Disability-Theatre-Presentation


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 11, 2-4pm: Our Grand Opening with a formal ceremony and reception.
  • October 12, 6-9pm: A Fashion Show to showcase and sell vintage clothing, with all proceeds going to our Homeless Program.
  • 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.





Expressions of Belonging

When:  September 23, 2018 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:  Kitsilano Neighborhood House Community Hall

             2305 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1Y4

A live storytelling event to share, learn, and support one another in our diverse experiences and relationships with belonging.

Belonging is a broad topic. It spans the macro: social world –> the micro: our bodies. It is expected there will be much variety in the interpretation of belonging, and that’s the point!

Funded by a Small Neighborhood Grant, this event invites every body to share. However, systemically marginalized voices will be prioritized.

The Wolf & Hound Pub graciously offered their space ♥ This Irish venue is located on the traditional lands of Coast Salish Peoples, including the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq’eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ nations (FYI: As we gather to share our experiences with the central theme of belonging, it is important to situate ourselves and our experiences (and privileges) within a colonial, white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist dominant culture.

NOTE: We have been granted mic privileges!

This event space is accessible. 80% is on the ground floor (including accessible washrooms). There are no EMF nor scent policies.

For more information, visit


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:  September 26, 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


Welcome (Back) to Vancouver familyWORKs.  For those new to familyWORKs we host casual monthly workshops around employment – to learn and share.  For those returning we hope you can continue your journey and perhaps share with others. This season promises to offer practical suggestions and feature those who are experiencing employment and transition. Upcoming topics will include: PATH – Finding Fulfilling Work, Transit Training and Pre Employment programs.

September Workshop – Join us to learn more about the positive impact of hiring people with diverse abilities, the critical role families play in the employment process and the upcoming Vancouver familyWORKs season. You’ll hear about new provincial initiatives and resources. Bring your ideas about upcoming topics and speakers – what would work, what wouldn’t.  This is your group.

Workshop Details:

  • Thursday, September 27 – 7-8:30 pm
  • The Barb Goode Training Space
  • 3223 Kingsway (Just East of Joyce)
  • Pay parking is on Kingsway – Free parking on the side streets
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Please share the attached flyer – Everyone is welcome!!!
  • Questions or RSVP to Anne –

Link to Poster: Family Works September


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


Dan Habib is the creator of the award-winning documentary films Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly Has ALS (an IDA nominee for Best Short), Intelligent Lives and many other films on disability issues. Habib’s films have been featured in dozens of film festivals, broadcast internationally, nominated for Emmy awards and translated into 17 languages for worldwide distribution. Habib is a filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability.

Habib gave a widely viewed TEDx talk, “Disabling Segregation,” received the Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award from the NEA, and the Justice for All Grassroots Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities. In 2014, Habib was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Habib and his wife, Betsy, live in Concord, NH, with their sons Isaiah, 21, and Samuel, 18.


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

Link to Poster for October 24 screening: Intelligent Lives


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.


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