Community Events

What’s happening in your community in May?  Take a peek and send us events you want to share…

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

Link to May events around the GVRD:




Playland At The PNE

  • May 5, 2018 – September 16, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday, May 5th – Sunday, September 16th 2018
  • Location: Playland at the PNE
  • Address:
  • 2901 E Hastings St
  • Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1

Saturday, May 5th – Sunday, September 16th 2018

Playland at the PNE, Vancouver BC

Get prepared for a summer of fun by purchasing a One-Day admission or Season Pass online or at retailers, to save up to $5 – compared to purchasing at the gate.

Admission to Playland gives you unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions*, including our three newest family rides! PLUS Pacific Adventure Mini Golf is now included FREE with admission!

*Revelation, Drop Zone, and Haunted Mansion are not included with admission/passes and have individual add-on fees.

Pricing includes applicable taxes.

For more information, please visit here


Saturday Music Live!

Join us each month in the Killarney Lobby for a musical treat!  The program is provided FREE through funding by the KCC Society.  Everyone Welcome!

Check out the line-up on page 33 of Killarney’s Spring 2018 Program:


Celebrating our 15th annual Collingwood Days with playfulness

This year, the festival week begins after the Victoria Day long weekend, on Tuesday, May 22; but you can jump-start playing by joining Family Board Games at Renfrew Library on Sunday, May 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Among the many different things happening throughout the community are:

  • Lego Block Party at the Renfrew VPL (May 23, 3:30–4:30 pm)
  • Games Night at the Bamboo Café (May 23, 5–7 pm)
  • Mahjong at Renfrew Park Community Centre (May 24, 11 am–1 pm)
  • Open Mic Night and Board Games at First Lutheran (May 25, 5:30-9 pm)
  • Annual Graham Bruce Carnival (May 25, 4–8 pm)
  • Exhibition of art on the theme of play by the students of Dr. George Weir at Collingwood Branch library
  • Last but not least, Madam Beespeaker, the artist-in-residence at Renfrew Park Community Centre will be holding a Sketch-a-Palooza at Renfrew Community Centre on Sunday, May 27, 1–3:30 pm

Festival day

On Saturday, May 26, Gaston Park will be the site of playful activities ranging from live musical performances such as the Wooly Bears Square Dancing, Balkan Shmalkan and Vietnamese Fan Dancers; roving performers such as Lola Loops, Birds on Parade, and Ariel Amara; art and craft making with Still Moon Arts Society and local artists; as well as games led by InterACTIVE volunteers, Tin Can Studio, and other groups.

This is your chance to try out handball, bocce, backgammon, hoops, and juggling; make paper airplanes in the Artisan Village; and enjoy a variety of multicultural foods. We hope you join in the spirit of play!

Please check the festival insert in the May issue of the RCC News for further details, or visit


Join us for our final familyWORKs workshop of this season.  We will welcome Marco Pasqua, an inclusion and accessibility consultant from the Presidents Group, an initiative of 23 inclusive employers.  Marco will introduce the Presidents Group, share stories of success, and employer resources

Workshop Details:

  • Tuesday, June 12th 7-8:30 pm
  • Barb Goode Training Space
  • 3223 Kingway (near Joyce)
  • A 10 minute walk uphill from the Collingwood Joyce Skytrain Station, #19 bus along Kingsway
  • Parking – pay parking on Kingsway and free parking along the side streets
  • Questions???? and to RSVP

Do you have suggestions for the next familyWORKs season?  I’d love to hear –

Find Your Passion AND Get a Job-Recap

We had two speakers, McKenzie from Jobs West and Angie from Kudoz, presenting to a large and interested group. McKenzie enjoyed connecting with families and introduced us to the stages of customized employment, where jobs are created for those with developmental disabilities.  McKenzie spoke about Job West’s “3 Cs to Success” – consistency, client help and customizing roles.  Second, Angie spoke about Kudoz community experience.  The organization began with a three month experiment in a Burnaby housing complex around community inclusion.  It was found people with cognitive disabilities were isolated from novel learning opportunities so they tested then launched an online platform matching a one hour experience for people with disabilities to interesting experiences offered by volunteers.  “Kudoers” can encounter anything from a Mennonite Cultural experience to bread making and tricycle riding. For more information on Jobs West and Kudoz see their websites.

I look forward to seeing you in June.


Link to Poster: FW – Van -May 2018 Flyer


A Real Talk Pizza Party at 5pm in Vancouver on Thursday May 31st.

It’s open to anyone and it’s free. Participants just need to register so we know how much food to order. People can register here:

While the Pizza Party happens, we also run a workshop  aimed at support networks – friends, families, staff – to generate ideas on how to better engage in conversations around sexuality with the people we support.


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:  May 30, 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

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