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.
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
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
KILLARNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE [Room 211]
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
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.
Link to Poster: ANNEX OPENING POSTCARD
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: https://native-land.ca/). 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 expressionsofself.com/
Caramel Coffee House and Social Club|Recurring Event (See all)
Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
5024 Rumble Street
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada+ Google Map
For more information, please email rbandera@posAbilities.ca or mkang@posAbilities.ca
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.
- 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 – email@example.com
Link to Poster: Family Works September
General Election in BC
October 20, 2018
Link to Elections BC Site: https://elections.bc.ca/political-participants/local-elections-campaign-financing/2018-general-local-elections/
Link to 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform: https://elections.bc.ca/referendum/
Inclusion BC Link: http://inclusionbc.org/inclusive-education/whats-new/2018-general-local-elections-bc
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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/
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: https://thecultch.com/accessibility/
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.