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....

Stage Door Goes to Vermont

Contributed by Vania Huang From December 5-10, Don House, Gord Tulloch, and 3 Stage Door actors, Greg, Nick and Colin, along with Brandon Siemens from See Together Media, visited Zeno Mountain Farm in Lincoln, Vermont to attend a creative retreat about media and messaging. Zeno is a community built around projects that foster friendships, including art, film, theatre, sports, music and adventure. In collaboration with the folks from Zeno Farm, the Stage Door folks explored the use of media and how it...

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...

A Look Back: posAbilities’ Top News Stories of 2016

From all of us here at posAbilities, we hope you had a holiday season full of joy and offer you our best wishes for a happy new year in 2017! As we count down to the last days of this year and look forward to the next, we would like to share with you our top 12 blog posts from 2016 – as rated by our readers!  We hope these amazing stories inspire you in the year ahead.  Peruse, gain insight and be motivated by...