Kudoz Meetup – spotlightjake Video!

spotlightjake meets the International team of InWithForward and finds out more about their new project called Kudoz. Kudoz connects folks who might be looking for something interesting and new to try with another person willing to share their passion.  

Project EveryBody Film, Art & Culture Festival 2014 – a review by spotlightjake

On Wednesday, September 10th, the Project EveryBody Film, Art and Culture Festival took place at the Roundhouse Community Centre.  It featured award-winning films, mixed media art and live performances – all celebrating the talent and creativity of people of all abilities and promoting a diverse and inclusive society. This was the first of five events in the Project EveryBody series. For more information on other series events, please click here. Our very own spotlightjake was there to check it out – watch his video...

The Rainbow Discovery Alliance Welcomes Spring With a Karaoke Social

This past Wednesday, the Rainbow Discovery Alliance kicked off the season of spring in great fashion! The group met at the Hub in Vancouver to enjoy an evening of karaoke, food, dancing and catching up with each other. Everyone who attended had a great time singing solo and group karaoke, participating in a fun group activity and learning the “cup song”. Are you curious about what the “cup song” is? Check out the next RDA monthly social on June 11th...

VIFF director Alan Franey shares insights on disability portrayal in films

Spotlight Jake interviews veteran film festival director By Michelle Strutzenberger As the father of a child who has a hearing impairment, Alan Franey says he’s tried to see as many films as he can featuring people who have a hearing impairment as well as other types of sensory impairments. He’s been struck at how often they’re portrayed as metaphors. [click the title to read the full story ...]

Collaboration brings mixed-income families together

Collaboration brings mixed-income families together Clothes Encounters event creates connections, helps those in need Deron Hamel Through a collaborative effort called Clothes Encounters, posAbilities’ Aegis West Day Program and the New Westminster Salvation Army recently created community connections that brought together families of mixed incomes and ensured anyone needing extra clothes this winter would have them.