If you can’t make it to the Developmental Disabilities Association’s Open House and Craft Fair (if I recall correctly, we usually have quite a bit of free wine for the event) on December 3rd, there is another event taking place downtown at Roundhouse Community Centre. It’s hosted by the City of Vancouver and it’s the 2009 International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This free public event showcases the achievements of persons with disabilities in sports, arts and culture. The event features: a proclamation by Mayor Gregor Roberston, art exhibits, an opportunity to play wheelchair basketball with National-level athletes, displays from disability-related organizations, and the chance to meet the 2010 Olympic mascots. The event also includes: dance, drama and musical performances in the Roundhouse’s theatre at 5pm, followed by a reception with light catering. The event is hosted in partnership with the office of Olympic and Paralympic Operations under the ‘Host a City Happening’ Departmental Program, 2010 Legacies Now, disability-related organizations, the Union of BC Municipalities, and Vancouver City departments. We look forward to seeing you at the Roundhouse for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2009!
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
When: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 from 1pm – 6:30pm