Special News& Events


BACI General Meeting on May 23rd – Save the Date

Join us for BACI’s General Meeting on Thursday, May 23rd  from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Still Creek Centre, 2702 Norland Ave in Burnaby. (Light dinner at 6:00 pm). Everyone is welcome! More details to follow soon!

 Ongoing Groups and Committees


Happy Mother’s Day

Music on Mondays

A free music program for families with young children lead by a registered music therapist. New families are welcome. Please join us. For locations and other information see Music Group

South Burnaby Group
Monday, May 6th, 6:00pm  – 7:00 pm

North Burnaby Group
Monday, May 27th, 6:00pm  – 7:00 pm 

 BACI Chinese Parent Support Group

The next meeting is Saturday, May 4th.  Note the date change because of Mother’s Day. Facilitator, John Tsang, always welcomes new members. Contact John at john_tsang2000@yahoo.ca or see THE POSTER to learn more. 

 BACI Self-Advocate Group

All self advocates are welcome to join the meeting on May 27th at 10:30 am.  Please see THE FLYER for more information.  If you have any questions, call the Advisors Gerry Juzenas or Gregg Schiller at 604-299-7851 or email: GreggSchiller@shaw.ca

BACI Advocacy Committee 

The Advocacy Committee works to promote access and inclusion in Burnaby, British Columbia and beyond. We raise awareness and provide information to government regulators and businesses including The City of Burnaby and Translink. New members are welcomed. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, May 28th. 

For more information see  Advocacy Committee

Events of Interest for Burnaby Families


A Caregiver Aware Canada: The Power of Many

This webinar will cover the story behind #CaregiverAware2019. What are the key issues of concern for Canadian caregivers? What do we feel hopeful about? Who are the “many” and what kind of “power” are we talking about? Barb MacLean, Executive Director of Family Caregivers of BC, will be joined by Angus Campbell, ED of Caregivers Nova Scotia, and Sandy Sereda, ED of Caregivers Alberta. To register and for more information click HERE.
WHEN: Thursday, May 9th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Microsoft Presents IncludEd: All Learners Welcome

Come to hear from inclusive education thought leaders and experience an inclusive EdTech playground. Learn more about what you can do to make all students feel confident and in control of their learning. Click HERE to register and to see the full schedule.
WHEN: Saturday May 11th, 8:15 am – 12:45 pm
WHERE: Microsoft Vancouver, 700-725 Granville Street, Vancouver

Romance, Relationships and Rights: A Community Creation

This theatre performance is co-created by and with self advocates supported by the Community Living Society and based on research from the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship. Romance, Relationships and Rights confronts  misconceptions about adults  with intellectual disabilities and challenges audiences to think about how we respect and support everyone’s right to romance and intimate relationships. For ticket information and exact times click HERE.
WHEN: Wed. May 15th, Thurs. May 16th and Fri. May 17th
WHERE: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster

Theatre Terrific Presents: Hello

Theatre Terrific’s Hello is adapted from the true story of Daniel Miller, son of playwright Arthur Miller and is presented by an all abilities cast. Daniel never lived with his family.  Instead, he was shut away in an overcrowded, understaffed institution. HELLO is a work of intimate family discovery through the eyes of Daniel. There is singing, dancing, family feuds, friends, food, and furniture moving, all woven together with moments of astounding truth paired with equally astounding denial. Tickets available at boxoffice@firehallartscentre.ca or 604-689-0926.
WHEN: May 22nd – May 25th 8:00 pm, May 23rd 3:00 pm, May 28th – May 31st 8:00 pm, June 1st 8:00 pm
WHERE: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St, Vancouver

A Night to Remember

A gala evening with a fancy sit-down dinner, dancing and surprises. This event is for individuals with an intellectual or physical disability, ages 16 and up. Dress is formal. Tickets are just $30.00 and they will go fast; book now to avoid disappointment! There will be no tickets available at the door. Details are available on the WEBSITE.
WHEN: Friday, May 24th, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Century Plaza Hotel, 1015 Burrard St. Vancouver

Easter Seals Launches a New Urban Activities Program for Summer 2019

Bowling, art, sports, park adventures and more! It’s a new adventure every day. Meet new friends and develop your social skills and confidence in a fun, supportive environment. Sign up for a full week, a couple of days or even just one day! There is one program for youth ages 13 – 18 and another for young adults ages 19 – 29. See the WEBPAGE for more information

Camp Spectacular

A day camp for individuals 19 years & up. Get ready for an action-packed summer! Every week has its own unique theme and day trips to fun places around the Lower Mainland. Adults with developmental disabilities can engage in indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, healthy cooking, swimming and more! For registration information and more click HERE.
WHEN: Wed-Fri, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Starting July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21
WHERE: South Central Youth Centre, 6749 Nelson Ave, Burnaby


Links of Interest to Burnaby Families


Stream on Burnaby Mountain

In The News

HandyDART Advisory Committee Taking Applications

Translink is forming a new group to provide advice and guidance on matters that can improve HandyDART service for customers. They are looking for individuals who are HandyDART customers or have direct experience working with them, and who can work collaboratively. Applications are being accepted until May 3rd. Click HERE to learn more.

Burnaby Parks and Recreation’s Spring and Summer Access Service Guide Now Available

Explore specialized and adapted programs in the Access Service Guide.  People with disabilities are also welcome to consider any program in the general Leisure Guide that interests them. Support by a staff or an access volunteer may be available. Contact the access coordinator at 604-297-4576 to facilitate support.Registration for spring and summer programs is now open.

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 News and Events for May 2nd, 2019