BACI Youth Summer Camp: Registration is now open for summer camp. Enjoy arts, recreation and day trips. This camp is open to youth 13 -18 years of age who are MCFD -CYSN  funded. The number of weeks available to each camper will depend upon demand. More information can be found on THE WEBSITE.
WHEN: July 3 – August 25, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

BACI Children’s Music Appreciation South Burnaby– Music on Mondays: Family fun for young children with action songs and a music sing-a-long for families lead by a registered music therapist.  Please see THE POSTER for more information or contact Susan Kwan: or 604.720.0028.
WHEN: Monday, June 5, 6:00pm  – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Family Gathering Place, 7716 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby

BACI Chinese Parent Support Group:  A family networking group that helps to develop services and support for autistic persons and to raise awareness of autism in the Chinese community. Please see THE POSTER for more information or contact John Tsang: or 604-928-8289.
WHEN:  Saturday, June 10, 6:30 pm  – 8:30 pm.
WHERE:  Family Gathering Place, 7716 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby

BACI General Meeting: Join us in celebrating a great CARF survey. A light dinner will be served at 6:00, followed by the general meeting.  Transportation and child minding are available upon request. See THE POSTER for more information
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, Dinner at 6:00pm. Meeting 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Still Creek Large Ed Centre, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby

BACI Children’s Music Appreciation North Burnaby – Music on Mondays: Family fun for young children with action songs and a music sing-a-long for families lead by a registered music therapist. Please see THE POSTER for more information or contact Susan Kwan: or 604.720.0028.
WHEN:  Monday, June 19, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE:   Brentwood Park Plus Daycare, 1455 Delta Avenue, Burnaby

BACI’s Block Party and Summer BBQ:  Mark your calendars now and join us for fun, free food, live entertainment and good company!  Everyone is welcome!  As usual, there will be no parking in the lot, a shuttle will be available from 8Rinks.   For more information please call reception at 604-299-7851 or view THE POSTER
WHEN:  Friday, June 23, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE:  BACI Still Creek parking lot, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby

BACI Self-Advocate Group:  The group has finished their anti-bullying guide and is planning a launch event.  Please see THE FLYER for more information about the group.  If you have any questions, please call the Advisors Gerry Juzenas or Gregg Schiller at 604-299-7851 or e-mail:
WHEN: Monday, June 26, 10:30 am – Noon. 
WHERE: Boardroom, BACI Still Creek, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby

KUDOZ:   Kudoz is a catalogue of hundreds of splendid learning experiences for folks with cognitive disability to learn, grow, and develop a better understanding and awareness about themselves. Find out more about KUDOZ, a BACI hosted and sponsored initiative, at THE WEBSITE and view upcoming events at THE FACEBOOK page.

Don’t forget that the BACI Family EVENTS CALENDAR  is updated frequently and that all current and past E-newsletters are archived at our BLOGSITE


Events of interest for Burnaby Families: 


Chinese Christian Ministry (CCM) Special Needs Resource Fair: CCM is hosting a resource fair with workshops and information booths. Come meet your BACI family services team Rachel Goddyn and John Tsang who will be at the BACI booth. See THE POSTER for more information
WHEN:  Saturday, June 3rd , 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE:  CCM Ministry, Burnaby’s Crystal Mall, 4500 KingswayBurnaby, Second Floor

The Chalk Art Experience: Dive into the world of chalk art. Watch local and international street painters create masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery. As well enjoy non-stop live performances. This event is part of Canada 150/ Burnaby 125 celebrations. Learn more on THE WEBSITE.
WHEN: June 10 and June 11, 12 noon – 4:00 pm, rain or shine
WHERE: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby

Disability Pride Celebration and March: Celebrate the full citizenship of Canadians of all abilities. Everyone is welcome! The route goes from Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza to Brighouse Park. Free pancakes and music to follow. See THE WEBSITE or call 604-777-9100 for more information.
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 10:00 am
WHERE: Richmond Cultural Center Plaza, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond.

Inspired By Love: Inclusion BC’s annual general meeting and conference is four days of inspiration and education on intellectual disability and inclusion. June 14th, sessions focus on education and employment. Inclusion BC is a province wide community living organization working toward full citizenship for all. Check out THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE for information on speakers, sessions and activities.  THIS LINK give more information on education and employment sessions.
WHEN: June 14 – June 17
WHERE: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond


Links of interest for Burnaby Families:


Burnaby Students Build Devices To Promote Accessibility:  LipSync is a mouth controlled input device that allows people with little or no hand movement to operate a touch screen device. Burnaby School District’s Computer Network Technician Program has partnered with Makers Making Change and Neil Squire Society to build LipSyncs. The first Make-a-thon on April 25th, went so well that a second will be held on June 7th. See photos and success stories on THE WEBSITE. Learn more about the June 7th Make-a-thon HERE.

Canadian National AccessAbility Week: May 28 – June 3 is a week for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities. Learn about projects and initiatives on THE WEBSITE, on TWITTER, or FACEBOOK.

Camp Spectacular: Burnaby Parks and Rec and BACI join to offer a summer day camp for children and youth with developmental disabilities. There will be swimming, cooking and day trips. See THE LEISURE GUIDE for more information.


Burnaby Parent Support Resources & Groups:  BACI Family Support has put together a listing of organizations that support families who live in the Burnaby region with on-going in-person support or on-line support.  You can find this list at the Family Support & Advocacy site WEBSITE with a short explanation of the type of support available.

BACI Family Information and Support contacts
Rachel Goddyn:  (Cell) 778.386.4046  – Workshops & Newsletter
John Tsang: (Cell) 604.928.8289 – Chinese Parent Support Group
Susan Kwan:  (Cell) 604.720.0028 – Music on Mondays

BACI Family Information and Support
Family Gathering Place
7716 Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5J 4K4
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BACI News and Events for June 1, 2017