We love art!

FEBRUARY
Pablo Picasso once said that “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Further to that, art fosters inclusion, connects us with others, and allows people of all abilities to make contributions. Some of our members are making wonderful contributions in the form of painting, poetry, fashion and more. We’d like to share some of their stories with you in this issue, so please read on and get inspired!

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Bright vivid flowers, peaceful snow scenes and whimsical snowmen: these are just some of the artistic creations from talented artist and PLAN member Shara…Read more<http://plan.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=5988f2a5d1&e=8614c38898>

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Because of my cerebral palsy I am not able to walk or talk, but my mind works quite well thank you…Read more<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=0f16bcfec8&e=8614c38898>

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Grace truly enjoys her art and applies herself with intensity and gusto…Read more<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=0a0ba1ff1e&e=8614c38898>

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Frank has always known what he wants to wear; he likes fashion and has his own sense of style…Read more<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=e8291a21cd&e=8614c38898>

5 WAYS TO get your creative juices flowing

1. Try looking at things through a new lens and let your imagination run wild.
2. Get out into nature and observe the beautiful patterns, textures and colours. Appreciate the nuances of our amazing world.
3. Seek inspiration: Listen to music, go see a live performance or visit an art gallery.
4. Don’t try to please anyone: Creativity flourishes when we are not trying to please others or worrying about what other people will think.
5. Don’t follow any rules! There are no rules in art. Think outside the box and follow your heart.

Recipe of the month

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4/images/carrot_soup_aa67632.jpg]<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=af283edef7&e=8614c38898>Carrot, Ginger, Coconut Soup<http://plan.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=c4efb3ce7c&e=8614c38898>
This soup is a wonderful blend of coconut milk, ginger, carrots and tomatoes. It’s so easy to make and is good for your health and your soul.

UPCOMING EVENTS

British Columbia

*   March 5 & 6: Embracing Ability – Making it Happen<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=ff49368f6e&e=8614c38898>
*   Mar 5 & 13: Free workshops on health awareness for people with disabilities and deaf people. Contact karen@bccpd.bc.ca
*   Mar 18: Free RDSP Tele-seminar (Can be taken from anywhere)<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=e82d9b04bd&e=8614c38898>
*   Mar 20: Free In-person RDSP info sessions at PLAN<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=9533c72048&e=8614c38898 http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=9533c72048&e=8614c38898>
*   April 9: Swing into Spring hosted by BC Coalition of People with Disabilities <http://plan.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=20a1c87fe2&e=8614c38898>

Saskatchewan

*   April 5: Spring Fling – Regina and District Association for Community Living<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=e5d1bbc507&e=8614c38898>

Quebec

*   March 4: Towards Accessible and Inclusive Teaching: Post-secondary Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning<http://plan.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=c031772f90&e=8614c38898>

Ontario

*   Ongoing: RDSP Webinars – PLAN Toronto (Can be taken from anywhere)<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=e8af4786e7&e=8614c38898>
*   April 3 & 4: Common Threads Conference<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=b5477686d9&e=8614c38898>

If you know of any disability-related events that you would like to share, please contact communications@plan.ca<mailto:communications@plan.ca>

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Weaving the Ties That Bind: Online<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=d7fa198fe6&e=8614c38898>

Learn how to build an active social network around a person in isolation.

Apr 14 to May 25<http://plan.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=49938df76b&e=8614c38898>
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Learn all you need to know about this unique savings program for Canadians with disabilities.

Tele-seminar: Mar 18, Apr 22, June 10<http://plan.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=7e7c7d69bc&e=8614c38898>
In-person (Vancouver): Mar 20<http://plan.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=dc443c1a36&e=8614c38898>
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Become well-informed about wills, trusts and estate planning in order to secure the financial future of your loved one with a disability.

Mar 27<http://plan.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=20f0313837e30459dd0cb63f4&id=5ced9faf03&e=8614c38898> (Vancouver)
Fee: $65 (2 people for $90)
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