THRIVE Sept/Oct Programs

Greetings from the THRIVE program:

See attached for our upcoming September/ October programs. Please post Thrive Calendar Sept-Oct 2015 at your site and distribute to those who could benefit.

Please note: Our intake/orientations for new participants are the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 1-2pm.

Orientation dates:

Sept 1st & 15th    1-2pm

October 6th & 20th   1-2pm

Please contact us directly at 604-876-0773 if these days/times do not work as we can arrange a 1:1 intake.

**Also please share with your clients that our Project EveryBody Campaign Kicks off September 16th with the International Disability Film, Art and Music Festival.

A little more about the PROJECT EVERYBODY 2015 campaign EVENTS:

The Project Everybody Series is led by various non-profit organizations working with people with disabilities in the Lower Mainland.  The project’s intended impact is to promote an “inclusive Vancouver” through providing high profile opportunities that truly showcase and celebrate the talents of persons with disabilities through arts and culture, employment, social connection and recreational opportunities.

Sept 16th: International Disability Film, Art and Music FestivalJoin us at the Roundhouse in Yaletown for the 6th Annual International Film, Art and Culture Festival. Watch award-winning films, enjoy art and live performances – all celebrating the talent and creativity of people living with disabilities and promoting a diverse and inclusive society.

Sept 21st: Inclusive Employment ForumAt Roundhouse community center; this forum brings together job seekers with disabilities, employers, & community service providers. This forum includes: Career and Employment Resources, opportunities to meet Prospective Employers & various information Panels and Speakers

Oct 29th:  Youth HallowSCREAM A FREE event for youth of all abilities to get together and celebrate Halloween in an inclusive and fun environment. Join the HallowSCREAM fun which includes food, costume contests, games, prizes and much more. Come, Get Gorified, and celebrate the achievements of outstanding youth, meet new people and have fun!

November 19th– Healthy Living and Recreation Fair – The Healthy Living and Recreation Fair offers healthy living workshops, food demos, adapted fitness classes, and gives participants the  opportunity to learn about the different  organizations and businesses offering accessible  programs that empower people of all abilities to reach their health, recreation and wellness goals.

December 3rd– UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration – We will be wrapping up this five-event series with a day-long celebration in recognition of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The celebration will include various entertainers, music, art and refreshments


The THRIVE team

Nicole Allen| THRIVE Program Coordinator | OPEN DOOR GROUP
#300-30 E 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1J4
tel 604 876-0773| direct 604-639-2169| email

Celebrate the talents of people of ALL abilities.  The 2015 Project EveryBODY campaign kicks off this Fall. Don’t miss these five outstanding events happening from September through to December.





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