Community Events – February 24, 2017

Community Coffee House

Enjoy an evening of live music, coffee and conversation in a warm and inviting space. Everyone welcome!
Entrance by donation.
A collaboration between Collingwood Neighbourhood House and First Lutheran Church.

First Lutheran Church Vancouver
5745 Wales St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 3N3

More info here.


 

Mar 12, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 12, 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
DST Starts in USA & Canada


Get Hungry Podcast Club meets on Tuesday’s at 3:00 pm at the Renfrew Branch of the Vancouver Public Library

Take a culinary trip with this podcast club!  Listen to episodes from popular food podcasts (online radio shows) and discuss a new topic each week.
March 7     History of food
March 14   Vegetables & salads
March 21    Salt
March 28    Bread
April 4        Canada’s food source
It is FREE!
For more information call 604-257-8705

Link to Poster:  Get Hungry Podcast Club


 

Inclusion BC is launching a year-long celebration of Disability Pride as part of the official Canada 150+ celebrations, marking our country’s 150th anniversary. Funded in part by Canadian Heritage, we are excited to be offering grants to help include people with intellectual disabilities as leaders and contributors in existing community activities, causes or celebrations across British Columbia.

Citizens with intellectual disabilities are essential to the Canadian mosaic. Throughout 2017 we’re promoting Disability Pride with the goal of inspiring action.

Visit DisabilityPride.ca to view The Story Behind Disability Pride, a short documentary that covers our exploration of pride and its role in civil rights movements. It looks at how and why pride consistently falls on the path to inclusion, what our Disability Pride celebration could look like, the importance of belonging and what being a Canadian means.

So, we invite you to be part of defining Disability Pride in 2017. Start planning how you want to participate in your community. What groups or causes do you care about? How can you join in supporting movements, activities and celebrations?

Funded by: Inclusion BC Foundation and Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada

Questions?

Contact Amy Nugent,
Executive Director,
Inclusion BC Foundation
anugent@inclusionbc.org
604.777.9100


NxtChapterBookclubWe are members of the Next Chapter Book Club in Vancouver. We thought you would be interested in hearing about what we are reading and doing these days.

We meet every Thursday evening from 6:30-8pm at the coffee house The Grind in Vancouver. There is a bus stop nearby so it is easy to get to by bus. Spectrum Society for Community Living supports our book club and buys the books we read. When we finish a book we can keep it or donate it.

We work together as a team to read and talk about books. We read out loud to each other. If someone gets stuck on a word we help them out. We stop every once and awhile and talk about what we have been reading. We also look up words and pictures to help us understand what we are reading.

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                                                        (members with the author Jenny Story)

When we finish a book we have a celebration. We have

  • watched a movie at a member’s home and eaten popcorn
  • eaten fish and chips while we played the board game Clue
  • created bamboo weavings with an artist
  • eaten at a Greek restaurant (yes we like food!)
  • and had a question and answer session with the author Jenny Story.

Our next book is “Heart of a Champion” by Ellen Schwartz. It is an historical novel about a Japanese baseball team here in Vancouver. The author lives in Burnaby and we hope to have her come and talk to our book club.

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We have just started a pen pal project with another book club. We are hoping to get together with them once and awhile.

It’s good to be part of a book club. It gets you out spending time with friends. We all like getting together and have become better friends with each other. It’s good for your imagination!

We are looking for 1 or 2 new members for our book club. If you are interested please contact Judy at our office, 604-323-1433, or aaron@spectrumsociety.org