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Can You See Us Vancouver?

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For Immediate Release as of September 18, 2017

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture presents:

Can You See Us Vancouver?

November 6 – December 1

Opening reception: November 9, 6-8pm

How does one see the world when the view is from the seat of a wheelchair?
How do artists living with a disability capture that vision? What can we learn from their unique perspective?

Can You See Us Vancouver? features 10 artists who all live with disabilities and specifically are all people who use wheelchairs.

Featuring works by Athena Cooper, Karen Clarke, Amber Rainshadow, Ashley Fraser, Darrell Hyatt, Doug Heal, Cat L’Hirondelle, Mujtaba Satoojee, and Robert Bell.

Curated by Emma Kivisild and Yuri Arajs

@ the Pendulum Gallery, 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver

www.pendulumgallery.bc.ca

The Pendulum Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is registered charitable organization founded in 1998 and is the only professional arts organization in BC that supports and promotes artists who identify as living with a disability. Kickstart showcases authentic representations of the disability experience and ensures that these artists are paid for their work.

Why? 

– To highlight a small fraction of the many talented artists living with a disability,

– To break down the barriers that commonly prevents these artists from getting well-deserved exposure on gallery walls and give the general public the opportunity to see their work;

– To present works that are authentic representations of the disability experience.

Emma Kivisild / Co-curator and wheelchair user

“The wheelchair symbol does not tell the whole story. Not about disability, and not about using a chair.”

Yuri Arajs / Co-curator and Kickstart’s Artistic Director

“Not all artists who live with disabilities make work about their disability. “

Yuri Arajs
Artistic Director
Kickstart Disability Arts & CultureOffice: 604-343-9141

www.kickstartdisability.ca

facebook.com/KickstartDisabilityArts

twitter.com/Kickstart_Arts

Urban Ink presents Freedom Singer

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Urban Ink presents

FREEDOM SINGER

A Project: Humanity production

Co-created by Khari Wendell McClelland and Andrew Kushnir with Jodi Martinson

Dates:                                                  Oct. 7 – 18, 2017

Opening Night: Saturday, Oct. 7th @8pm

Oct. 8  – Pay What You Can – admission at door

Oct. 10 – ASL Translation & Talkback

Oct. 17 – Talkback

Ticket prices:                                      $32 General admission, $22 – 30 Yrs. & under

Show times:                                        Tues – Saturday evening @ 8pm

Sat. & Sun. Matinees @ 2pm

Address:                                             Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

162 W. 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Box Office:                                          www.vancouvertix.com

More Information visit:                        www.urbanink.ca

Created by Toronto’s Project: Humanity, Freedom Singer is a documentary-style piece of theatre that blends Khari Wendell McClelland’s original music with 1850s freedom songs, verbatim interview excerpts, and first-hand stories as he retraces the steps of his great-great-great-grandmother Kizzy and collected the songs that likely underscored her escape to Canada through the Underground Railroad.

Freedom Singer brings his journey to life on stage, along with the music he has reinvented through his contemporary aesthetics of soul, funk, hip-hop and gospel.

Bonnie Allan
Bonnie Allan PR
Mobile 604-218-9525

Happy Birthday SRV Canada VRS 2017 Infograph

SRV Canada VRS goes 24/7!

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TRANSCRIPT:

Happy Birthday VRS!
Happy Birthday to everyone!
From the Technical Support Team, Happy Birthday SRV Canada VRS!
Happy birthday SRV Canada VRS!
Happy birthday SRV Canada VRS!
The interpreter team wishes you a happy birthday SRV Canada VRS!
Happy 1 year anniversary CAV! Congratulations!
From everyone here at Convo, Happy Birthday Canada VRS!
Happy birthday Canada VRS!
What are we celebrating???
We’re celebrating one year of access to friends and family,
to work, and to more opportunity.
Also, we’re celebrating one year of growth.
Looking back to Sept 28th, 2016,
who used VRS???
No one, but now one year later,
almost 5,000 – of all ages,
including Deaf children use VRS!
Finally, we’re celebrating one year of greater equality
for Deaf Canadians!
This 1st year has been incredible,
but I have one more thing to share with you…
24/7 means what?
Beginning next week, Monday, October 2nd,
SRV Canada VRS will be open 24 hours a day!
Wow! Happy birthday everyone!

 

Seeking a roommate tenant

Hi,

I would like to put a posting on deafbc.ca for a room for rent for a single lady.  I have a 2 bedroom basement suite.  One of the rooms is already occupied by a lady and I am looking for a tenant for the second room.  Here is how I would like to word it:

One bedroom available for rent in a 2 bedroom basement suite close to Guildford Mall and Gateway Skytrain station.  It is a one minute walk the C73 bus stand.  The rent is $475 per month where you would share the kitchen and washroom.  We are looking for a clean lady.  The other room is occupied by a lady.

Please email to Airjeeter if you have any questions or send a text message to
(604) 307-2458.

Thank you,
Manjeet