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Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean: What Happened Next? With ASL interpreters provided!

Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean: What Happened Next?

Tuesday, 14-Aug-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.45pm)

Passage Adventure’s Plastic Free, Two-Thousand Kilometre Kayak Expedition

At the start of May, Lucy Graham and Mahilde Gordon launched their sea kayaks from the shores of Glacier Bay in Alaska, beginning a 2100km, 3-month long journey through the Inside Passage, raising awareness of marine debris along their way! They collected data on marine debris, participated in a beach cleanup and spoke at several public events. They have also raised thousands of dollars for the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Living Oceans Society, two organisations that run beach cleanups and work towards stopping the trash at the source.

During this extraordinary journey they saw countless whales, had a rising tide flood their tent, navigated costal rapids, and met incredible people en route. They pushed themselves mentally and physically, and saw things they never imagined!

Come along to find out if, at the end of their trip, they are still friends! Did they starve or was the plastic free food storage a success? How was their journey around Cape Caution? What did they see on their remote beach cleanup with the Living Oceans Society? What are some ideas to combat global marine debris and stop this rubbish at the source?

About Passage Adventures

Lucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon are Passage Adventures. They are two women who have lived single-use plastic-free lives for over 2 years. To find out more Passage Adventures, check their Facebook page, Instagram or at www.passageadventures.org. Make a donation here!

Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium

For more information see ocean.org/oceanmatters


“Movement is fo Every Body” ASL interpreters provided

My name is Leah, and I’m the new Program Manager here at ArtStarts, located on Richards and Robson in downtown Vancouver. We have just installed a new exhibition called “Movement is for Every Body” that highlights work created by B.C. student artists on accessibility in the dance world. The exhibition will launch on August 11th with a party for families and young people; we are providing ASL interpretation for this event and so I wanted to reach out to make sure that your organization was invited. From 11am – 12pm, we’ll be hosting a drop-in art activity for young people ages 12 and under and their families. From 12:30pm – 1pm, staff will share a few words about the exhibit and encourage visitors to explore the gallery and share some food!  This event and all our programming at ArtStarts is by-donation; it would be wonderful if you and your Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing families are available to join us! I will also have an ASL vlog available shortly if that would be useful to spread the word to your community. 

If members of your network are interested, could I trouble them to RSVP to leah@artstarts.com indicating number of Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals who will attend by Monday, August 6th? That will help me ensure we have the correct number of interpreters on-site and can meet any other access needs on site. ArtStarts is fully wheelchair accessible, though our lift cannot accommodate an adult in an electric scooter. If this event isn’t a possibility, we will be expanding ASL interpretation to our regular drop-in programming for families on Saturdays in the fall, and I’ll be happy to get that information to you once it’s available. 

Take good care, and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions!All best,


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960401934251288/

BBQ party at Bellingham, Washington

Hello community, we would like remind you all. Please purchase tickets before Aug 4th.  Which deadline will be on Aug 3rd.  Please purchase tickets through Facebook event link or click the link – https://squareup.com/store/nwwcdeaf or email nwwcd.contact@gmail.com to arrange meet to purchase by cash / check.  

 NWWCD will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, Potatoe salad , chips and drinks. Anyone can bring side dishes to add various choices on the table. ( No Peanuts or tree nuts please).

Temple Grandin at PNE— ASL interpreters are provided

There are two American Sign Language interpreters are confirmed for Temple Grandin, an Autistic celebrity’s event at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver.
This event is about being educated about insights of different minds among Autistics. If you want to understand who Autistics are, this event would be much worth for you to attend to learn something new!
PNE Agrodome
August 17 @ 8pm – 9:45pm
A rate of tickets is $52.50 (plus fees).
Due to the sign-language interpreters being provided for this event, don’t miss such an opportunity to deserve yourself fantastic education about being Autistic with the world its famous Autistic woman!

Temple Grandin – PNE

AutismBC in partnership with 4-H British Columbia, will host autism advocate and best-selling author Temple Grandin for her acclaimed talk: Developing Individuals who have Different Minds. Temple Grandin was one of the first people to publicly share her insights into autism from an insider’s perspective and is a prominent author and speaker on autism, who has published multiple books on the subject.

Grandin also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and has authored several books on animal behavior and working with animals. Temple’s success story was told in the 2010 film “Temple Grandin,” an award-winning HBO production starring Claire Danes.

AutismBC is British Columbia’s entry point and knowledge resource for all things autism. For over 40 years we have been empowering those on the spectrum and their advocates, with the information and pathways to education to help those affected achieve their fullest potential. Our commitment starts with early diagnosis and intervention, and extends the entire lifespan of British Columbians on the autism spectrum. For more information please visit www.autismbc.ca

Thanks to our event sponsors; UBC Faculty of Education, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism and 4-H British Columbia.

14th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale

Event Details



October 11, 2018






Heritage Hall, Vancouver, 3102 Main Street



posAbilities invites you to the 14th Annual INCLUSION Art Show & Sale! As B.C’s largest
disability art show, the event offers a truly unique exhibition showcasing original, exciting,
and provocative art created and curated by persons with diverse abilities.


This year’s show will feature the works of over 200 artists who are working independently or
in studios supported by Community Living organizations across Metro Vancouver.


Showcases include individual pieces and collections of photography, illustrations, pottery, jewelry and


Join us and experience the worldview, talents, and techniques expressed by artists who live
with developmental or intellectual disabilities (autism), or physical challenges such as vision,
hearing or mobility impairment. There will be live art demonstrations, exclusive tours, and
opportunities to meet and speak with select artists.






Justine Chubb


(604) 299-4001