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The wait is finally over! Our most exciting event, the Untapped Workplace Inclusion Awards, is back to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and registrations are now open!
Join us in honoring remarkable individuals and businesses that are transforming workplace disability inclusion. In partnership with the Presidents Group and CANWiN, the 10th Annual Untapped Awards will take place on October 13, 2023, at the stunning PARQ Vancouver Hotel.
To celebrate this special milestone, the awards ceremony will feature a new format—a captivating half-day conference. Get ready for engaging workshops, thought-provoking panel discussions, a captivating guest speakers address, and of course, the highly anticipated awards celebration. It’s an event you absolutely don’t want to miss!
Mark Your Calendar:
- 📅 Date: October 13th, 2023
- 🕗 Time: 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
- 🏢 Venue: PARQ Vancouver Hotel
This year, we’re thrilled to introduce a new and exciting format. The event will be transformed into a dynamic half-day conference, complete with inspiring speakers, interactive panels, engaging breakout sessions, and excellent networking opportunities. It all culminates in the prestigious awards luncheon at noon.
But that’s not all! The Untapped Awards is committed to accessibility for all. We will provide live captioning, sign language interpretation, a low sensory room, and CART services at the event. For any accessibility needs, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Registration Details:
- Registration is open from now until October 5th, 2023.
- If you prefer to be invoiced, please contact our event registrar at email@example.com.
- Act fast to enjoy the early bird rate:
- Early Bird Rate (until September 19th, 2023): $250 plus tax
- Regular Rate (From September 20th until October 5th, 2023): $325 plus tax
- Half Table (5 tickets) (until October 5th, 2023): $1400 plus tax
- Full Table (10 tickets) (until October 5th, 2023): $2800 plus tax
Hurry, Early Bird Tickets Go Quickly! The 2022 Untapped Awards tickets sold out in just three weeks. Secure your spot early and take advantage of the special early bird pricing. Register here!
Be part of the transformative energy at the Untapped Awards 2023, where dreams and aspirations unite, and inclusion lights the path to a brighter future. We can’t wait to see you there!
For more information, please visit our website at Untapped Series.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please explore our options at Sponsorship.
For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Do, Marketing & Communications, at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the conversation: #UnTappedAwards #Diversity #HR #Inclusive #DiversityChampion
Project EveryBODY Art Show & Sale is Coming to Kamloops for the First Time, Featured at the Gardengate Salsa Challenge
Exciting news! This summer, we are thrilled to bring our most-loved annual community event, the Project EveryBODY Art Show & Sale, to the city of Kamloops for the very first time. It will be featured as part of the 17th Annual Gardengate Salsa Challenge.
Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience where the salsa’s flavors, the beauty of art, and the warmth of community collide to create a memorable experience! Mark your calendars for PEBCelebratesLive’s 17th Annual Gardengate Salsa Challenge Featuring Project EveryBODY Art Show & Sale! Come celebrate with us on Friday, August 25 from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at 915 Southill, Kamloops, as we showcase an incredible blend of celebration, creativity, and taste.
- Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
- Location: Gardengate – 915 Southill, Kamloops
- 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM –
- 100% FREE to attend & family-friendly!
- The event is wheelchair accessible and provides ASL interpreters. The event free food and beverage is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Through this event, you will find more than ten local community teams competing against one another in the Gardengate Salsa Challenge. Enjoy some salsa tasting and cast your vote for the Team Spirit and People’s Choice prizes. The Chef’s Choice winner will be chosen by our esteemed local salsa experts, adding a touch of culinary excellence to the event.
But that’s not all! Prepare to be captivated by the “Project EveryBODY Art show and sale”, a showcase of artistic talent of persons with disabilities that knows no boundaries. Discover the works of talented local artists, each with their unique stories and creative gifts that will leave you inspired. Delight in live music, indulge in some crafting activities, and witness firsthand how individuals of all abilities express themselves through art.
The best part? It’s FREE to attend, and a family-friendly gathering that welcomes everyone! Join us in celebrating our vibrant community, forging new connections, and creating lasting memories.
You can register for the event here!
We are also seeking proposals from artists and small businesses in Kamloops who self-identify as having a disability or living with a mental health condition for the Gardengate Salsa Challenge Featuring Project EveryBODY event. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, or any other visual artist, we welcome you to participate in this inclusive event. It’s a fantastic opportunity to exhibit your artwork or even sell your masterpieces. Calling all musicians too! If you’re a talented musician who’s looking for a place to captivate the audience with your music, we want to hear from you!
- Artist Fee: FREE (it’s free for artists to attend and sale their arts at the event- 100% sale revenue will go to the artists)
- Eligibility: Artists/performers/small businesses that self-identify as persons with disabilities or are living with mental health conditions.
- Submission Deadline: Friday, August 18th, 2023
Send us your proposal here!
For more information about the event, please contact Christina Retson, Event Coordinator, at 250-554-9453 or email email@example.com.
Event registration helps us to plan for seating and refreshments. Please ensure to register to attend the event. Please feel free to send us any questions or accessibility requests.
More information: projecteverybody.ca
#ProjectEveryBODY #ArtShow #ArtSale #KamloopsCommunityEvent #GardengateSalsaChallenge #FamilyFriendlyEvent #InclusiveGathering #LocalArtists #SalsaChallengeKamloop #ArtisticExpression #inclusionArts #CallforArtists
In a world where diversity and inclusion are gaining increasing recognition, Open Door Group is thrilled to unveil the launch of the STRIDES program. This exciting initiative marks the next chapter following the resounding success of the Opportunities Fund.
According to Nicole Allen, Open Door Group Director of Employment and Disability Services: “STRIDES, an acronym for Solution-focused, Training, and Recruitment promoting Inclusive and Diverse Employment Success, is designed to provide comprehensive support individuals with disabilities on their journey towards sustainable and meaningful employment, self-employment, and career advancement.”
STRIDES’s primary objectives are threefold:
- STRIDES aims to assist individuals with disabilities by equipping them with the necessary resources and support to prepare for, secure, and sustain employment. Through these efforts, the team strives to enhance their economic participation and foster greater independence.
- The STRIDES team endeavors to support employers in creating diverse, inclusive, and accessible workplaces. By offering a comprehensive range of hands-on support, the team assists businesses to tap into the talent and potential of individuals with disabilities.
- The STRIDES team is committed to supporting the career advancement of persons with disabilities who are already employed, helping them gain valuable knowledge, experience, and essential skills to progress in their careers or assume additional responsibilities.
Tailoring their approach to the unique needs of each individual, the STRIDES program offers an extensive array of services aimed at facilitating participants’ integration into the labor market. These services include, but are not limited to, employment counseling, employment preparation and employability activities, job placement assistance, job search support, wage subsidies, job coaching, and employer awareness initiatives to encourage the hiring of persons with disabilities.
One of the key strengths of the STRIDES program is their dedicated team, comprised of passionate professionals who are committed to making a difference. The STRIDES team serves the Lower Mainland, Okanagan, Thompson, and Kootenay regions, including remote areas where employment resources may be limited.
To join STRIDES program, participants must self-identify as having a permanent or recurring physical, mental, neurodevelopmental, or any other disability that restricts their ability to perform daily activities. Additionally, participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have been granted refugee status in Canada. It is also essential that participants are legally entitled to work in Canada and require assistance in preparing for, obtaining, and maintaining employment or self-employment, or advancing in their careers.
For more information about the STRIDES program, we invite you to connect with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join and support STRIDES to empower individuals with disabilities to overcome barriers and achieve their full potential in the workforce.
#STRIDESforInclusion #EmpoweringEmployment #DiversityMatters #InclusiveWorkforce #OpenDoorGroup
*Read the original content on CAN WiN blog post. Thank you, Amy Lippett (they/them), Marketing Coordinator at CAN WiN, for providing us with this content.
Celebrate Disability Pride Month this July and join the global movement of empowerment and visibility for individuals with disabilities. Every day, join us as we acknowledge the strength, resilience, and unique experiences of disabled people around the world. At the heart of this movement is the Disability Pride Flag, a powerful symbol created through a collaborative effort by Ann Magill, a disabled woman, with valuable input from the disabled community. Let’s take a closer look at its captivating elements and their significance:
Photo of the Disability Pride Flag. (n.d.). Retrieved from CAN WiN website: https://www.canadianpartnerswin.ca/post/breaking-down-the-disability-pride-flag
- The Black Field holds deep significance as it represents the emotions and experiences that individuals with disabilities may endure. It serves as a reminder of the challenges they face, including ableist violence. It embodies a range of emotions, including collective grief and anger, while also symbolizing a spirit of resilience and a desire for societal change.
- The Five Colors adorning the flag represent the diverse range of needs and experiences within the disabled community. They encompass invisible and undiagnosed disabilities, physical disabilities, neurodivergence, psychiatric disabilities, and sensory disabilities. These vibrant hues remind us of the multitude of talents, perspectives, and challenges that people with disabilities bring to the table.
- The Parallel Stripes beautifully illustrate solidarity within the Disability Community. Despite our differences, we stand together, united in our quest for inclusivity, equality, and respect. This symbol of togetherness encourages a sense of belonging, fostering an environment where every individual can thrive.
- The Diagonal Band represents the creativity and light that disabled individuals bring into the world, breaking through the darkness of discrimination and prejudice. This striking element reminds us that disability is not a limitation but rather a source of inspiration and innovation.
Now, let’s reflect on our own workplaces. Are they truly inclusive spaces where individuals with disabilities can feel proud? Take a transformative step forward by exploring the 15-minute Disability Inclusive Employer Self-Assessment.
This remarkable tool, offered online and free of charge, holds the key to unlocking valuable insights into the current state of inclusivity within your organization. Developed in collaboration by Open Door Group and Presidents Group, this assessment empowers you to take proactive steps towards creating an accessible and empowering workplace environment. By investing your time in learning and improving, you are already taking meaningful strides towards building a work culture that embraces diversity and enables every individual to thrive.
Have questions on how to make your workplace more diverse and inclusive? Contact us!
#AccessibleEmployment #DisabilityInclusion #DisabilityPrideFlag #AnnMagill #SolidarityCelebration
We are Expanding Nationally with CAN WiN!
We are thrilled to share some exciting updates from our organization, Open Door Group (ODG), as we embark on an exciting journey of expansion into four new provinces. As pioneers in inclusive employment, ODG has devoted immense effort to explore innovative service options that foster diversity, promote disability inclusion, and enhance accessibility in workplaces. Today, we are delighted to announce our collaboration with Canadian Partners in Workforce Innovation (CAN WiN) as we begin this remarkable journey.
CAN WiN, an extension of the immensely successful BC WiN, is an innovative recruitment, retention, training, and inclusive consulting service for employers. Previously funded as a research initiative in partnership with Social Research Demonstration Corporation, BC WiN has spearheaded a revolution in employer demand-based recruitment models that connect businesses with the untapped talent pool of individuals with disabilities. For over eight years, BC Partners in Workforce Innovation (BC WiN) has been at the forefront of empowering inclusion-focused employers in British Columbia to hire and retain individuals with disabilities. Since the beginning, Open Door Group has played an integral role in the creation and development of BC WiN, serving as one of its founding Service Partners.
According to Jamie Millar-Dixon, the Principle Inclusive Workforce Specialist at CAN WiN, “the CAN WiN approach is similar to a specialized recruitment search service, recruiting on behalf of inclusive employers and exclusively targeting a unique talent pool. Our Inclusive Workforce Specialists collaborate closely with Employer Partners, starting with their job openings and then harnessing the extensive network of Service Partners to identify and match suitable candidates for these opportunities.”
This innovative recruitment approach for CAN WiN is built upon the foundation developed through BC WiN called the Four Pillars model that focuses on accessible and inclusive employment. The pillars—Commitment, Readiness, Recruitment, and Retention—serve as guiding principles to enhance employer capacity and enable successful hiring and retention practices. For more information on this model and CAN WiN, please visit: www.canadianpartnerswin.ca
Open Door Group is the lead project holder for CAN WiN, thanks to the contribution of the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. We are thrilled to announce that in addition to British Columbia, CAN WiN services will now be offered in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
“This in line with our national expansion goals and provides us an opportunity to build on our collective capacity, relationships, and impact. As part of this expansion, we will be increasing our service delivery staff and forging new partnerships in other provinces, solidifying our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility in the workforce.” said Alona Puehse, CEO of Open Door Group.
The expansion of CAN WiN heralds a new era of inclusive employment across Canada. Open Door Group is proud to be leading this transformative journey, breaking barriers, and revolutionizing the way businesses approach diversity in the workplace. Reach out to connect with us today! Together, let us build a future where every individual can thrive and contribute to the success of our nation.
#OpenDoorGroup #CANWiN #InclusiveEmployment #OpportunitiesFund #Inclusion
Free Webinar: Accessibility in 2023: Trends and Legislation You Need to Know
January 26th 10 am Pacific – 11 am Pacific- Via Zoom
Co-presented with Surrey Board of Trade
2023 is shaping up to be the year of accessibility for BC organizations. Why?
- Upcoming compliance deadlines for BC public sector organizations in September 2023 and 2024 have over 750 organizations rushing to improve accessibility.
- New accessible employment standards and service delivery requirements for BC’s private sector are already in development by the BC Government.
- And thanks to the Great Retirement, labour shortages that aren’t going anywhere are piquing employer interest in underutilized talent like people with disabilities.
The team at Untapped Accessibility is ready to explain what these accessibility trends mean for your organization, and how to navigate them.
Untapped Accessibility’s Principal Consultant Stephen O’Keefe and Managing Director Trish Kelly will be joined by panelists to discuss why they think 2023 will be a big year for accessibility. Panelists include:
- Anita Huberman- CEO for Surrey Board of Trade and Co-chair of the newly formed National Business Disability Inclusion Council)
- Christine Buchanan- Regional Director of Employment and Training for Open Door Group and Chair of BC’s Accessible Employment Standards Development Committee
Accessibility of the event
Live Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. A captioned recording and an accessible slide deck will be available for all attendees. Our registration form will invite you to advise us with your request.
Who should attend?
This webinar will help public sector organizations like local governments, education providers, libraries, and Crown agencies understand how to comply with the upcoming legislation, and how to reach beyond compliance to create truly inclusive organizations that will attract and retain talent.
Private sector organizations wishing to improve accessibility to reach more customers and job seekers will also benefit from our overview of trends in accessibility.
BONUS: Event attendees will be offered a free 30-minute consultation with Untapped Accessibility team of experts to answer your questions or help you prioritize your accessibility plan!
About Untapped Accessibility
Untapped Accessibility launched in October 2022 in response to upcoming deadlines for organizations looking for support in complying with the Accessible BC Act. Whether your organization is taking action in response to accessibility legislation, or you see accessibility as a business imperative, we can help!
We draw on the diverse lived experience and professional expertise of our team to deliver comprehensive and innovative approaches to disability inclusion.
We’re a social enterprise. We generate revenue for Open Door Social Services Society supporting the non-profit’s mission to open doors to lifelong learning and career success for more people with disabilities.
#Inclusion #BCEmploymentAccessibilityStandardCommittee #Accessible #AccessibleBritishColumbiaAct
Christine Buchanan, the Regional Director of Employment Services and Training at Open Door Group will chair the BC Employment Accessibility Standard committee
In June 2021, the Province passed the Accessible British Columbia Act which provided a framework to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to accessibility. This includes priorities in 5 areas:
- Creating a culture of accessibility and inclusion
- Information and communications
- Buildings, infrastructure, and public spaces
- Employment in the BC public service (that includes 750 organizations!)
- Delivery of goods and services, including providing means for overcoming barriers in either training or employment
To make these priorities a reality, the province is developing standards for accessibility and appointing technical committees to inform those standards. On December 1, the province announced 30 representatives across BC to help develop British Columbia’s first two standards for accessibility: the employment accessibility standard and the accessible service delivery standard. These accessibility standards will help remove and prevent barriers that restrict people with disabilities from equally participating in their community.
The two 15-person committees will support the work of the Provincial Accessibility Committee to develop accessibility standards. The committees will study barriers such as non-inclusive policies, restrictive technologies or inaccessible infrastructure to develop more effective regulations and policies.
We are pleased to share that the Employment Accessibility Standard committee will be chaired by Christine Buchanan, the Regional Director of Employment Services and Training at Open Door Group.
“I am thrilled and honoured to be a chair and part of the committees that will help create BC’s first accessibility standards. I look forward to working with the province, the committee members, and employers to develop employment standards that make BC accessible for every person.” Said Christine Buchanan, Regional Director of Employment Services and Training at Open Door Group.
Christine brings a vast depth of experience and genuine passion for supporting the inclusion of people with disabilities, particularly in relation to employment. She has over 15 years of experience in employment counselling and vocational rehabilitation. During her time at Open Door Group, she brought over ten years of experience training staff, the public, employers, and social service agencies on serving and employing people with disabilities.
Currently, Christine is an active member of the board of directors for the BC Career Development Association and a member of the provincial-wide low-barriered employment network (Shift), the City of Vancouver’s Community benefit agreement working group, and on the advisory group with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism at the University of British Columbia.
Christine will be starting her role as Chair for the Employment Accessibility Standard committee starting Dec 1, 2022.
Read the announcement from the province: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022SDPR0068-001813
More about the Accessible British Columbia Act and its implementation, including the accessible feedback tool, the Provincial Accessibility Committee and the two newly formed technical committees: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/accessibility
#AccessibleBC #AccessibleBritishColumbiaAct #BCEmploymentAccessibilityStandardCommittee
Over 600 People Joined PEBCelebratesLive 2022 to celebrate UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Vancouver BC- December 3rd 2022 is the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Project EveryBODY’s PEBCelebrates Live! is the premier event in Vancouver. Project EveryBody is a community campaign led by Open Door Group, that promotes inclusive and accessible communities for people of all abilities. The event welcomed guest speakers from Open Door Group, City of Vancouver, and posAbilities to deliver the proclamation and open the event!
The observance of UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of the gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. On Dec 2, PEBCelebratesLive welcomed members of the City of Vancouver Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung and Mike Klassen to read and deliver the proclamation at the event!
This year’s event welcomed over 600 attendees across the Lower Mainland. It was a fantastic occasion to showcase the talents of over 50 prominent artists alongside award winning performers and a documentary film produced by Developmental Disabilities Association. Thanks to them, the day was full of; music, live performances, and celebration; including many musical performances supplied by Vancouver’s Adaptive Music Society. The event took place at the beautiful Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (Corner of Davie & Pacific).
This year, PEBCelebratesLive event showcased the talents of people of all abilities and honoured the achievements of people with diverse abilities. It also advocated for thriving communities that were both diverse and inclusive. The event helped to connect individuals with local artists whose creative gifts and personal stories were unique and inspiring.
Video of Project EveryBODY 2022 event recap
Project EveryBODY’s PEBCelebrates Live! is the premier event in Vancouver to recognize and celebrate the United Nations Designated International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Led by Open Door Group, this is a collaboration of community and non-profit organizations who embrace diversity and inclusion including the Disability Foundation, Developmental Disabilities Association, posAbilities, Vancouver’s Adaptive Music Society, Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. This event was possible thanks to the generous sponsors: City of Vancouver, Back in Motion, Starbuck, and Vancity!
The observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of the gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
To view and download the event photos, please visit: www.projecteverybody.ca
To watch the “Doing the Impossible” documentary film, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MJVoS9_bL8
About Project EveryBODY: Project EveryBODY is led by various non-profit organizations working with people with disabilities in the Lower Mainland. The project’s intended impact is to promote an “inclusive Vancouver” through providing high profile opportunities that truly showcase and celebrate the talents of persons with disabilities through arts and culture, social connection, and recreational opportunities.
PEBCELEBRATESLIVE EVENT- 75% OF TICKETS SOLD OUT!
Thank you to everyone who registered to get their free tickets early. We have been overwhelmed by the response, with 75% of all tickets now sold out! All remaining FREE tickets are available to claim. This event is Free and Family Friendly!
Join Project EveryBODY- PEBCelebratesLive, an annual film and performing arts festival in the city of Vancouver. The ever popular sold out event, PEBcelebratesLive, is a cabaret-style event that features short films, live music, stand-up comedy, and more! Often described by guests as “an incredible and fun time”, the event showcases art and talent by people living with disabilities across BC.
- Date: Dec 2, 2022
- 11:00 AM – 7:30PM – Art Show and Sale & Musical Performances.
- 6:00PM – 8:00PM – Film Festival & Performance Artists (registration is required to reserve your seats in the performing theater).
- Location: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC).
- Accessibility Features: The venue is wheelchair and walker accessible, and ASL interpreters are available on site.
Free admission, Live Music & Complimentary Food (first come first served while supplies last) throughout the event!
What to expect at the PEBCelebratesLive event?
PEBCelebratesLive is truly an event that offers it all, where family and friends are united to celebrate and support the talented local artists and start-up companies that are members of the disability community. Discover all the best things that PEBCelebratesLive festival has to offer:
Inclusion Art Show and Sale
There will be more than 50 local artisan huts and vendors of the talented members of disability community offering meaningful and affordable art works, handcrafted gifts, handmade products, and more. With over 1000 art pieces and products, come discover and find amazing holiday gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Check out our event program!
Enjoy Live Music, Eat & Drink
Do you want to join an event with free live music, food, and drink? Don’t miss PEBCelebratesLive event where you can have it all: enjoy the art show and sale featuring over 50 artists and vendors, with live music on stage, while grabbing free delicious sandwiches, hotdogs, popcorns, or spiced hot chocolate from the event sponsors (first come first served while supplies last!)
Amazing Evening Show
An audience favorite and an annual sell-out event, PEBcelebratesLive evening program features short film, live music, stand-up comedy, and more! Often described by guests as “the most fun I’ve ever had!”, the event showcases incredible art and performances by, and about, talented members of the disability community across BC. The evening show will take place from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Family friendly- Indoor theater- Free admission- Limited seats available. Registration is required to attend the evening show: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pebcelebrates-live-un-international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-tickets-433329920457
Activities for Everyone
Let’s get creative! Join the event free Holiday Ornaments Decoration workshop where your family can decorate and take home some free DIY ornaments. You can also participate in the event Free photo booth to take home some awesome printed photos. Remember to join the event social media campaign at the photo booth: “What does Ability/Inclusion/Diversity mean to you?” for a chance to get featured on the Open Door Group social media channels and win their door prize ($200 visa gift card for one lucky winner).
Accessible Event for Everyone
The event is 100% free for everyone to attend. The venue is wheelchair and walker accessible, and ASL interpreters are available on site.
Don’t miss out on this fun, meaningful, and inspiring event for everyone!
About Project EveryBODY- PEBCelebrates Live! is the premier event in Vancouver to recognize and celebrate the United Nations Designated International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Led by Open Door Group, this is a collaboration of community and non-profit organizations who embrace diversity and inclusion including the Disability Foundation, Developmental Disabilities Association, posAbilities; as well as the City of Vancouver, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Back in Motion, and Vancity.
The observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of the gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.
More info: https://www.projecteverybody.ca/
Project EveryBODY PEBCelebratesLive is back in-person! Join Vancouver annual popular and fun festival to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities. An audience favorite and annual sell-out event, PEBCelebratesLive is a day of cabaret-style entertainment featuring arts, film, live music, stand-up comedy, dance, and more!
Presented by a collaboration of community and non-profit organizations who embrace diversity and inclusion, it is a celebration that showcases the talents of people of all abilities and honours the achievements of people with diverse abilities and advocates for thriving communities that are both diverse and inclusive.
This year, PEBCelebratesLive! is proud to feature an Art Show and Sale during the day on Dec 2, 2022 while the Evening Show will include comedy, short film, and dance. This event is family friendly and free to the public, you will meet local artists whose creative gifts and personal stories will inspire you!
- Date: Dec 2, 2022
- Location: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC)
- 11:00 AM – 7:30PM – Art Show and Sale & Musical Performances: This year, we are proud to feature 50+ local artists that are persons with disabilities. As the Holiday season is quickly approaching, come find incredible, meaningful & affordable art pieces for your upcoming Holiday presents. BONUS: Enjoy live music and complimentary food (first come first served while supplies last) throughout the event. It’s 100% FREE to attend & family-friendly!
- 6:00PM – 8:00PM – Film Festival & Performance Artists (registration required to reserve your seats in the performing theater) An audience favorite and an annual sell-out event, PEBCelebratesLive Evening Show is an event that you don’t want to miss! Often described by guests as “the most fun I’ve ever had!” the evening program will include live comedy, short films, music, and other exciting live performances- presented by artists and performers that are persons with disabilities. Seats are limited- please ensure to register for the PEB evening show!
- All events are 100% FREE to attend & family-friendly!
- Accessibility Features: The venue is fully wheelchair and walker accessible, and ASL interpreters are available on site. This event will also have VocalEye live description for people with vision loss & live caption services.
BONUS: Live Music & Complimentary Food (first come first served while supplies last) throughout the event! *Alcohol is served after 5 pm. Government ID is required with alcohol purchase.
Join our PEBCelebratesLive event on Dec 2, 2022 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre to find meaningful art pieces at affordable prices for your loved ones, enjoy complimentary food and amazing live music throughout the Art show and Sale, while making new friends and sharing inspiring stories with others.
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