“Hey Dude I Love Your Band!” – The posAbilities House Band

Contributed by: Gabriela Torres  Friday mornings at posAbilities don’t follow the routine of a typical work day. From 10:30am to 12:30pm a few team members and persons served who share an enthusiasm, passion and love for music, come together at Suna Studios to jam out. The posAbilities house band, formed when Terry Eadie, Team Manager of group homes and day programs, recognized two members on his team with musical talent. Excited by this discovery, he jumped at the opportunity to...

Meet the Richmond Choir!

Contributed by: By Irena Flego, Richmond Social Network This amazing collective was formed about two years ago at the hands of a few musical enthusiasts and staff at Richmond Social Network (formerly known as Richmond Life Skills). It all started with an idea to develop a project which would engage group participants’ creative musical interests, while connecting them to local community in new and interesting ways. Music and singing came up as a common interest and the keyboard was purchased...

Connecting with the Community – One Fun Fair at a Time

Contributed by: Stefanie Costales, Special Projects Worker & Hilary Kariotis, Event Volunteer By 12 noon on Tuesday, September 1st, signs had been posted, games set up, tents erected and hot dogs were steaming in the cooker. Music from DJ Don House soon had everyone moving to the beat, and the Community Fun Fair at South Arm Park was off to a good start! Persons served, family members and staff from the Richmond Community Inclusion Program worked together to organize their...

“Happy” Flash Mob!

posAbilities recently relocated a community inclusion program to the heart of Maple Ridge, and hosted a “getting to know the neighbours” celebration that focused on the theme of community development and contribution. Staff and persons served paraded into Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge with their matching lime green t-shirts to the tune of “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang. But the highlight of the day was when they performed their “Happy” flash mob dance! One person served in particular,...

Creating Cooperative Community – A Review by Spotlight Jake

posAbilities recently relocated a community inclusion program to the heart of Maple Ridge, and hosted a “getting to know the neighbours” celebration, that focused on the theme of community development and contribution.  We offered children’s activities, community information tables, free food and performed our “Happy” flash mob! Check out Spotlight Jake’s latest video covering the event! Thank you to all our persons served, staff, families and the greater community for attending and donating to the Caring Place. In addition, we...