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Art in the Garden 2019

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The longest running North Shore garden event is back for its 20th year! 14 gardens, 32 artists and 28 musical ensembles come together to create an unforgettable celebration of creativity. From 12pm- 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

When: May 25 and 26
Time: 12pm- 5pm
Where: STAGES of Creativity will be at Gardener Maureen Dyson 2850 Colwood Drive North Vancouver

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Al Etmanski & Allyship

Disability and Sexuality with Dave Symington

Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is hosted by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities. The next group is May 16th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 3158 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver BC, the North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association’s offices. You can get there by bus, sea-bus and car.

The topic for the session will be on “Allyship and how to be a good ally to the disabled community”

Al Etmanski will be our speaker. His bio is below:

Al is a writer, community organizer and social entrepreneur. He was welcomed into the world of disability in 1978 when his daughter Liz was born. He led the closure of institutions, segregated schools, and sheltered workshops in BC. Founded Canada’s first Family Support Institute. Initiated the precedent setting right-to-treatment court case for Stephen Dawson. In 1989 he co-founded Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network with his wife Vickie Cammack. PLAN lobbied into existence the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Sparked a national conversation about ‘belonging.’ And was instrumental in establishing a grass roots alternative to legal guardianship by expanding the legal definition of capacity. Al’s last book, Impact: 6 Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation is a national bestseller. His forthcoming book is The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving and Changing the World. He blogs at

Please contact Lauren: or call 604-904-4088 to register.
Snacks are provided. The space is wheelchair accessible; if you require other accommodations please let us know by contacting Lauren. ASL is provided! Space is limited, so REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Snacks are provided!

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Workshop: Post-Secondary Options

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After graduation, there are so many options and it is a challenge to see what works for my kid. Come and explore different options to see what will work!

When: Thursday May 30th, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: NSDRC Boardroom 3158 MountainHighway
RVSP: By May 28th, 2019 by contacting Dan Rayherat or 604-985-5371
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The Winner of the Info and Advocacy Raffle!

the winner of the Info and Advocacy raffle where the lucky winner receives a $75.00 gift card to Chapters/Indigo. The winner is Liz Arthur. Banner

The winner of the Info and Advocacy raffle where the lucky winner receives a $75.00 gift card to Chapters/Indigo. The winner is Liz Arthur!!! Congratulations!!!


NSDRC call for Board Members (April 2019)

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NSDRC is looking for passionate, dedicated Board of Directors! Now in its 43rd year, NSDRC is a not-for-profit Community Living agency providing services to people of all ages who identify as having a disability in North and West Vancouver.

We are looking for board members who are excited by what we do and have a desire to actively contribute to the NSDRC’s future. Nominations are invited from individuals with any of the following areas of expertise:
· Fund Development
· Legal
· Marketing & Communication
· Disability Issues
· Housing & Development
· Governance / Board Development
· Strategic Planning & Visioning

How to get involved: Contact our office directly at 604-985-5371 and talk with Daniel Rayher or email


The Annual North Shore Youth Transition Resource Fair!

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The Annual North Shore Youth Transition Resource Fair for youth/young adults with disabilities and their families!
When: May 15th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: 2121 Lonsdale

Over 30 Resource/information tables including the NSDRC
Panel presentation on Creative Housing
Hope you can make it!

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Birdhouses for Sale

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Birdhouses for Sale
What: Birdhouses and Bird feeders
When: Pop up Shop – Friday’s 10:00am – 2:00pm In Store Monday’s to Friday’s 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: 1547 Welch Street, North Vancouver
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Favorite Non-Profit Organization- 2nd Place!!!

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North Shore News People’s Choice – Favorite Non-Profit Organization.
North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association wins 2nd Place!!!! – Congratulations!

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Black Bear cooks up $20,000 for NSDRC!

NSDRC with a large $20,000 cheque from Black Bear Pub

Black Bear Pub has donated 50 cents of every quesadilla sold to the North Shore Disability Resource Centre for many years now. The Pub’s quesadilla donation program has now reached $20,000!

Sue McMordie and Ron Slinger of the Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub present Ross MacMillan, Liz Barnett and Kathleen Jessop from the North Shore Disability Resource Centre a cheque for $20,000 in representation of the money raised through the Black Bear’s quesadilla program. Black Bear Pub Location: 1177 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver.


FREE Adaptive Yoga Program

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North Shore Disability Centre is offering a FREE supportive and welcoming Yoga program for anyone that has mobility concerns. It is run by Toni van der Marel a great adaptive yoga teacher and a wonderful ally to the disabled community. Drop-ins are welcome.

Where: 940 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver
Time: January 24th – June 20th. Thursdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

For more information please call 604 987 5820.
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