Winter Events List

It was unbelievably difficult to drive to work today on another wet and rainy Vancouver morning, but fortunately, I made it! Although the rain has been bringing down people’s spirits and moods, there’s plenty to look forward to in Vancouver and Richmond. Here are a few events and celebrations that parents and families may be interested in attending:

  • Canucks Community Corner – Tomorrow (Thursday November 26th, 2009), we’ll be at Section 111 at GM Place in partnership with the Canucks. If you’re going to the game tomorrow to see the Canucks up against the L.A. Kings, be sure to drop by to introduce yourself. Also, don’t forget to check out our mid-game announcement during the intermission. We won our game last year when we partnered with the Canucks Community Corner in 2008; hopefully our good luck will keep the Canucks winning this year too!
  • The Developmental Disabilities Association’s Holiday Open House and Craft Fair – If I recall correctly from last year, there were plenty of pastries, free wine, lots of fun, and beautiful craft pieces to be bought at our Open House and Craft Fair. We invite everybody to attend!
  • 2009 International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Hosted by the City of Vancouver at the Roundhouse Community Centre on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009. This is a free public event showcasing the achievements of people with disabilities in sports, arts and culture.
  • Celebration of Ice – On November 29, 2009, come visit the Richmond Olympic Oval for their Celebration of Ice. This will be the last time the Oval will be open to the public before it closes in preparation for the Olympics. The Olympic Mascots will be in attendance during the Celebration of Ice, and admission will be half-price for the day!
  • Parent Support Groups – Parents, mark December 1st on your calendars for the DDA Parent Support Group Meetings.

I’ll be attending most of the events listed above, so please feel free to come by and say hi.


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