News & Events
There are many opportunities to engage with others in the community. Check out what’s coming up:
Tetra Nation is a light-hearted competition aimed to celebrate the amazing one-of-a-kind custom devices that our volunteer-led community can create to help people with disabilities in their everyday lives. We believe people with disabilities should be able to take part in the activities that everyone else enjoys, whether it be work, rest or play!
In order to showcase these gadgets, we ask volunteers to submit short videos of their creations to share online to garner “likes”. We hope to foster community, engagement, and work together to improve the lives of those around us. This competition will run from April 30th to October 11th, 2019.
Time: April 30 - October 11, 2019
Location: All over the nation
This is an information opportunity for researchers, clinicians, staff and families interested in research supporting child development and rehabilitation to come together to network, share their projects and work, and learn more about Sunny Hill research in general.
Come by and say hello to staff members at our booth!
Time: May 1, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: SunnyHill Health Centre for Children, 3644 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3H4
Join the Disabled Independent Gardeners Association (DIGA) and take part in tending a plot at one of our accessible community gardens at Pandora Park and Woodland Park. Join other gardening lovers to plant, tend and harvest an accessible plot this summer. Grow your own healthy and organic produce while making new friends!
If you’re interested, please complete our DIGA Pre-Season Survey and answer a few key questions that will help us to allocate the available spaces and ensure that we have the tools and volunteers to meet each participant’s needs.
Time: May 4, 11:00am-4:00pm
Location: Pandora and Woodlands Garden Community Gardens
CiTR is hosting Access Day on Thursday, May 16 which is a full day of programming all about accessibility from campus and community radio stations across Canada. The event will include a 20-minute performance out at UBC followed by a 10-minute interview with two VAMS artists.
Time: May 16, 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: University of British Columbia
DSA Sailing, BCMOS Hiking and BCMOS Paddling Season Launch
We’re excited that the hiking season is rapidly approaching! Our first day of hikes will be on Wednesday, May 22nd. Contact us to reserve your space. We look forward to seeing you there.
It’s DSA’s 30th birthday! The celebration starts May 22nd, and continues all summer long with sails around Jericho Beach, Kids Days, and many other exciting events to celebrate the past 30 years and look towards the future. Contact us to book your first sailing!
The weather has taken a turn for the better and the sun is shining. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to get out on the water. The BCMOS paddling season opens May 22nd. Book your spot today!
Time: May 22
The sunny weather means our 2019 season is about to begin!
You’ll have a chance to meet our new BCMOS hiking staff at this year’s BCMOS Volunteer Orientation, happening 12:30pm to 2:30pm Saturday, May 18th at 4915 West 16th Avenue in Pacific Spirit Park in front of the BCMOS trailer. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming season. Pizza will be served, see you there.
Time: May 18, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: 414915 West 16th, Pacific Spear Park
The 2019 paddling season is upon us!
Thank you again for your ongoing support in this year’s BCMOS program. This year’s Volunteer Orientation will be on Saturday, May 18th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm down at the Creekside docks. Looking forward to seeing you out on the water this summer, let the fun begin! Pizza will be served, hoping to see you there.
Time: May 18, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Creekside Paddling Docks
All hands on deck, the 2019 sailing season is here! This year DSA is proud to celebrate its 30th season of helping those with disabilities enjoy the wonderful waters of Jericho beach, and none of this would be possible without our volunteers!
You will be able to meet most members of the 2019 team at the DSA Volunteer Orientation happening Sunday, May 19th in the Rugby Room on the 2nd floor of the Jericho Sailing Centre at 12:00pm. Pizza will be served, see you there.
Time: May 19, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Rugby Room, 2nd Floor of Jericho Sailing Centre