A ‘King Arthur’s Night’ to Remember

A legendary tale of drama, betrayal, love and war, brought to life by a radically diverse cast. Find out what attendees had to say about this unforgettable production and the importance of including actors of diverse abilities in the world of performing arts.

2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern  As we welcome the month of December, we turn our attention to promoting an understanding of disability issues, increasing awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities, and supporting their inclusion in every aspect of life. On Friday, December 1st, 2017, the annual celebration of the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities returns to the Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre with PEBcelebrates! Since its launch by the United Nations in 1992,...

In the Spotlight: Artists with Diverse Abilities

Contributed by Monica Alves, Communications & Event Planning Intern It’s just around the corner… This October 3rd and 4th, posAbilities’ 13th annual INCLUSION Art Show and Sale will feature unique creations from over 150 artists with diverse abilities, and live art demonstrations! These talented individuals use art as an outlet to express themselves creatively. We will be displaying art from artists working independently or in studios supported by Community Living organizations all around Metro Vancouver, including: Alternative Creations Studio, artists...

Taking a Look at the Buddy Club

Contributed by Connor Desharnais, Special Projects Worker What does it mean to be a buddy? The Buddy Club, through posAbilities’ Supported Living Network, is a way for people with various abilities to get out and do fun activities, while at the same time meet new people and make friends. Getting the Buddy Club to where it is today was actually quite the lengthy process. At the beginning it took months to spread the word and increase awareness about the Club,...

Diving into Diversity: A Journey to Cultural Respect & Inclusion

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker, and Monique Nelson, Director of Community Engagement It’s a word that can be defined in many different ways. At posAbilities, diversity is a value that we strive to recognize and appreciate. It is acknowledging and valuing the variety of characteristics that make up individuals, characteristics which make each and every one of us unique.  Or in the words of American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes magazine Malcolm Forbes, it is “the art of thinking independently...