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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 to find out more, as they will be practicing and refining the song then. All the details about what will be happening at the next social will be posted soon!

Colin was one of the people who attended the event. He says he enjoyed singing, meeting new people and making new friends, who he hopes to see again at the next social. He also hopes that the word spreads about these events so that even more people are able to attend.

Did you miss the spring blast-off last week? Don’t worry! The RDA is happy to announce that they will be getting together for socials at the Hub on the second Wednesday of every month. The Hub is located at 251 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver. If you would like more information or would like to suggest an activity for the group to do together, contact Tianna Wattum at [email protected].

When asked what she enjoyed most about the event, Tianna said, “We had a new participant join us whom I’d never met, so word is getting out about the RDA. It was great to see people expressing themselves in song, their dress and through conversation…..we’ve created a safe space where people can just be themselves, and that is a beautiful thing!”

The Rainbow Discovery Alliance is a community based support network for individuals with developmental disabilities who identify as LGBTQ and their allies. Everyone is welcome – including self-advocates community living agencies, families and friends, and organizers from the LGBTQ community. Come be a part of an important new support network for individuals that have often been overlooked in the past! For more information about the RDA, visit their Facebook page.