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|March 3, 2012|
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Join us on Saturday, March the 3rd from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at BACI’s Still Creek Centre (2702 Norland Avenue @ Douglas, in Burnaby) and learn how families are supporting employment as the first option for their sons and daughters who have a disability.
This workshop will be facilitated by the Family Support Institute of BC, with a panel of guests who have experience in this area, including Keving Lusignan, who will be speaking to the FamilyWORKS project.
The event is part of the Family Education Series hosted by the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion and posAbilities. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot by Friday February 24, 2012. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
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|March 21, 2012|
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See the Ability – March 21, 2012 is World Down Syndrome Awareness day.
Community Celebration in Pitt Meadows
One father, is walking in support of his daughter to raise funds for the organization. A community celebration is also planned at Jungle Jac’s.
For more details or to make a donation, see below:
Ø Go online ( www.dsrf.org )
Ø Twitter or facebook your friends to have them match your donation; no donation is too small!
Ø Come to the finish line celebration in Pitt Meadows
Finish Line Celebration
Wed. March 21, 4pm
Jungle Jac’s Play Centre: Meadowtown Mall (19800 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows)
Please support Howie, DSRF and LMDSS by joining us for a celebration that will include local political dignitaries, a thank you from the families of DSRF and LMDSS, and a musical performance by Mick Dalla-Vee. Admission is $10 for children, which includes full access to the Jungle Jac’s Play Centre, pizza and drink. Adults enjoy free admission, and food can be purchased directly from Jungle Jac’s. We hope to see you there!
|March 22, 2012||to||March 25, 2012|
Co-producers Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion and posAbilities are excited to present Wide Angle Media (WAM), a disability media festival featuring commissioned shorts, international films and workshops, March 22-25 2012 in Vancouver. On Friday, March 23 plan to attend a celebratory Gala, featuring the World Premiere screenings of the five short films commissioned by WAM. These include works by acclaimed writers, actors, directors and producers: Matthew Kowalchuk, Jan Derbyshire, Laurence Cohen, David Cormican favourite storyteller and raconteur David Roche and multi-media artist sylvi macCormac. A second screening of this program runs Sunday afternoon.
One of the features, Penguins (are so sensitive to my needs) by Matthew Kowlachuk (Writer, Director, Producer), is the story of Peter, an advertising writer who is under the gun to create an ad for a fledgling coffee company, only hours away from his deadline. The film is partly live action and part animation. Will, by Laurence Cohen (Director) and David Cormican (Producer), features a paranoid and confused Canadian soldier of German descent who becomes trapped in an impact crater during WWI, realizing he will not survive the ordeal, he commits to killing a similarly trapped neighboring German soldier named Karl (Michael Hyder). Sanity for Beginners, by Jan Derbyshire (Writer, Director, Actor) and Teri Snelgrove (Producer), features a comic docu-fantasy about the ‘craziness’ of psychiatric labeling and drugging. As part of this suite, discover the message in David Roche’s (Writer/Actor) first film, School of Beauty, directed by Adam Grant Warren, and take in this mother and daughter tale, Patience and Absurdity, featuring sylvi macCormac (Writer, Actor Co- Director) and Paula Cole (Producer, Co- Director).
Other films not to be missed include Café Chat (animation), John and Michael, and Shadi In The Beautiful Well, each of which reflects the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Filmmakers who are Deaf or hard of hearing submitted a range of films – from the dramatic to purely hilarious! Check out Hearing Test, Deaf Mugger and Hands Solo to name a few. Other films reflect the experience of mental illness and hidden impairments, see Painting with 14 Personalities and Breaking the Silence to name a couple.
Films run Thursday March 22 to Sunday March 25 at The Roundhouse, with works from the UK, Belgium, Israel, Spain, Australia and across Canada. The screenings are organized by themes including: love and relationships, politics, drama, artistic and experimental, provocative and more, and range from two to 50 minutes long. WAM also presents films with sexual content in a late Saturday screening.
The festival includes workshops to support filmmakers with disabilities, aiming to provide knowledge and skills that will assist them with taking their creative property to the next level – mainstream distribution. Workshops expressly for filmmakers run Thursday to Sunday at the National Film Board, encompassing creative writing, software, social media and how to fund film projects.
For tickets and more info, please visit www.wideanglemedia.ca Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see film trailers and to keep up with festival happenings.