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City celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities with community event

November 29 2013

International Day of Persons with Disabilities event poster

The City of Vancouver will celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a special community event that showcases the talent of local artists with disabilities on:

Tuesday, December 3 
3:30pm - 7:30pm 

Where

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
(corner of Davie Street and Pacific Boulevard)

Event details

  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm: Art show and dance workshop
  • 5:30pm  - 7:30pm: Guest speakers and entertainment

The first part of the event will feature an art show displaying the work of artists with diverse abilities and a mixed-ability dance workshop.

Don McRae, B.C.’s Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, will make a special announcement on the launch of a consultation process to better understand the range of issues faced by British Columbians living with a disability. Vancouver’s Deputy Mayor Tony Tang will offer welcoming remarks.

The rest of the evening will include the guest speakers and live music, comedy, and dance. The majority of the artists and performers have disabilities that have not impeded their talents.

Appearing on the main stage:

  • Comedian David C. Jones
  • Rock band Reality Check featuring Mark Audio Ash
  • Speakers from the Veterans Transition Network
  • Dance artists Naomi Brand and Mirae Rosner
  • Singer and songwriter Lazare Halk
  • Photographer Dannielle Hayes
  • Musician Patti Palm

About International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an annual event designated by the United Nations. It has been observed annually around the world since 1992 with the goal of promoting awareness and understanding of disability issues and supporting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

2013 marks the seventh year that the City of Vancouver is partnering with community organizations to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The City’s celebration is generously sponsored by Vancity.

Find out more about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities event

International Day of Persons with Disabilities event poster

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013

The City celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a special community event showcasing the talent of local artists with disabilities on December 3.

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