DECEMBER 3rd 2015: PEB 2015 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration

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Time to celebrate!


It’s Vancouver’s free community celebration at the Yaletown Roundhouse in honour of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Join us for live performances, inspirational talks, distinguished guests and much more. With something for everybody, we can’t wait to see you there!  Register today at Register at

Information on PEBTalks can be found below.

Schedule of the Day:

2:00pm Welcome + Intro Elder
2:05pm Elder Greetings
2:10pm City Of Vancouver Proclamation
2:15pm Greetings from Minister Stilwell
2:20pm Stanton Paradis
3:10pm VAMS Choir
3:30pm Digger Dan
4:10 VAMS Choir
4:30pm Ivan Azaroff
5:00pm Mark Ash Band
5:45pm Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics Performance
6:00pm Closing remarks


PEBTalks 2015 is a three hour event comprised of a number of speakers, speaking on different topics, and being curated by a member of the Project EveryBODY Steering Committee, at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver.

Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to provide valuable information, foster learning, inspire– and provoke conversations that matter.

PEBTalks Featuring:

2:30pm – 3:00pmNaomi Brand – All Bodies Dance Group

3:00pm – 4:00pmTom O’Dwyer + Dawn Smith – A presentation on  the Registered Disability Savings Plan (“RDSP”),  a long-term, tax-sheltered  savings option for persons with disabilities that provides up to $90,000 in government assistance.  Includes an overview of the Vancity sponsored  Equal Futures fee free RDSP program that assists eligible individuals to learn about, qualify and apply for an RDSP easily and efficiently.

4:00pm – 4:10pmShayne Williams – Lookout Society

4:10pm – 4:30pmIvan / William Azaroff – Hear from a parent of a boy with autism who uses his love of music as a way to help him overcome his barriers in life. Join them as they share their journey, answer questions about their experiences, and then sit back and enjoy a great rock show by a very talented 11 year old singer-songwriter.

4:30pm – 5:30pmINCOMMON TV Workshop – Our goal is for each participant to experience the fun of digital storytelling. Though working together participants will share, learn and discover our favourite new way to make a story. Participants will have the opportunity to make a short digital story and ability to share their story on

We will start with a digital short story. Then discuss storytelling tips through group conversation to develop participant’s story idea around the theme Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities. Participants will then work with the In Common folks to create custom digital stories using the Adobe Voice App.

Date: December 3rd, 2015

Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm

Location: The Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)

Venue is wheelchair accessible and accessible services such as ASL interpreters, live captioning and described video will be present. Learn more about the accessible services available here.

Attendance is free.  Register at

This event marks the end of the hugely successful Project EveryBODY series. We invite you to come along  and join us in celebrating people of all abilities.

If you are a wheelchair user or have any other special requirements, please let us know by  emailing

We can’t wait to see you there!  Don’t forget to spread the word about this great event and check us out and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information


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