ABC Network Seeking Actors with Disabilities

Contributed by Vania Huang Last week, Colin from Stage Door had the exciting opportunity to audition for an upcoming TV series on an American TV Network we have all heard of: ABC! This came at the perfect time, just weeks after Stage Door’s media and messaging retreat last month in Vermont, where the actors and colleagues explored the ways in which disability is portrayed in the mainstream media. Check out our blog post here. In this series, the TV casting...

Aegis Sings and Signs

Contributed by Vania Huang Every Friday at Aegis, the building is filled with the sound of music and laughter as people come to gather and “learn American sign language through the magic of music.” Since November 2016, a small group of staff and persons served have been teaching songs in ASL to two classes at Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School in New Westminster. Last week, we were blessed with not one, but two, live performances by our brilliant Sing and Sign group....

The Jake Report: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

At the core of the PuSh Festival’s values are engagement, inclusion and accessibility, providing transformative performing arts experiences to as many audiences as possible. They seek to break down the barriers — whether physical, social, financial or otherwise — to experiencing live performing arts. Relaxed Performances cater to people with light and sound sensitivity, autism, neurological disorders and anxiety with the goal of creating a comfortable and fun theatre experience for people with diverse abilities. The houselights remain half-lit and...

Richmond Social Network: The Beginning and Benefits of Knitting

Contributed by Beatrice Obetoh Sometime in 2015, I thought about how to bring the community into Richmond Social Network (RSN). This was how the idea to start a Knitting Club began. From the start, the goal for the Knitting Club was to encourage the community into our Richmond Social Network (RSN) by building friendships between our persons served and members of the community, by giving back to others, as well as in creating a place for community members to feel welcomed and...

Project EveryBODY Celebrates Diversity With PEBtalks!

Contributed by Vania Huang On December 3rd, 2016, Project EveryBODY invites you to attend PEBcelebrates in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities! The event will be held at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver from 11am to 4pm. Everyone is invited to this free event! There will be ASL interpretation, and the venue is fully wheelchair accessible. The exciting itinerary includes film, an art show featuring our very own Alternative Creations Studio, music,...