Pancake Breakfast: Love Pancakes? Want to help support BACI’s Children’s Services? Come join us at this fundraiser for BACI’s United Way Campaign. More details are on THE POSTER.
WHEN: Friday, November 17th, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
WHERE: Cafeteria at Still Creek Centre, 2702 Norland Ave, Burnaby


Bonsor Winter Party: A highlight of the holiday season, BACI families and friends gather for a turkey dinner and dancing. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 6th at Still Creek Reception, 2702 Norland Ave, Burnaby. Note that until November 17th sales are limited to individuals served by BACI and their guests. Please see THE POSTER for more information.
When: Friday, November 24th, doors open at 6:15pm.
Where:Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby

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, December 4th, 6:00pm  – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Family Gathering Place, 7716 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby

BACI Craft Fair: Are you crafty? Do you want to share your talent with others (and make a little extra money)? You can be a part of the BACI Craft Fair. Not crafty? Come along and do some shopping for gifts and treats. Please contact or call 604-299-7851 to register for a table or for more information.
WHEN: Friday, December 8th, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
WHERE: Large Ed Room, Still Creek Centre, 2702 Norland Ave, 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, December 11th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE:   Brentwood Park Plus Daycare, 1455 Delta Avenue, Burnaby

BACI Chinese Parent Support Group:  This group does not meet in December. The next meeting will be Jan 13th. See THE POSTER for more information or contact John Tsang at

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, call the Advisors Gerry Juzenas or Gregg Schiller at 604-299-7851 or e-mail:
WHEN:  Monday, November 27th, 10:30 am – Noon.
WHERE:  Boardroom, BACI Still Creek, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby

Kudos:  Looking for some new adventures this fall?…..Kudoz  is a new way for adults with an intellectual disability to learn, experience, connect and grow.  Kudos is a FREE program and, at the moment, has NO WAIT LIST. Check out some of the 158 different experiences at THE WEBSITE. Kudos is a BACI hosted initiative.

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: 


Burnaby familyWORKS :  familyWORKs supports and connects families to work toward employment with their family members who have disabilities.  This month’s meeting topic is “Resources: What services and supports are available to make your dream a reality?”  Please see THE POSTER for more information.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 22nd, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Second Floor Meeting Room, Bonsor Community Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby

Buddy Club: Meet a Buddy, Bring a Buddy, Be a Buddy. This month the Buddy Club is going to Grouse Mountain for a sky ride and lunch. Cost $25- $35. Everyone is meeting at the Lonsdale Quay Bus Loop at 11:30 am. For more details see THE POSTER.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 28th, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
WHERE: Meeting spot – Lonsdale Quay Bus Loop

Resources For Individuals with Disabilities As They Age: Learn about the new CLBC website designed to provide information, resources and tools to help individuals with disabilities receive the best possible health care as they age. Find out how you can use the website to educate your health care provider. This event is sponsored by PosAbilities. See THE POSTER for more information and to RSVP.
WHEN: Thursday, November 30th, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
WHERE240-4664 Lougheed HwyBurnaby

UN International Day of Persons With Disabilities Celebration: This free celebration features an art show and sale, live music, performances, workshops talks and much more. This Project EveryBODY event has something for everybody. A schedule of the day’s events and registration information is available on THE WEBSITE.
WHEN: Friday, December 1st, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Un International Day of Persons With Disabilities Film Festival: InclusionBC, BC Self Advocacy Foundation and the National Film Board partner to bring you a two-hour program of seven Canadian short films including the world premiere of BC’s own Disability Pride 2017. Tickets are $10.00 To buy your ticket or for more details click THIS LINK.
WHEN: Friday, December 3rd, 7:00 pm
WHERE: Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster

Can You See Us Vancouver?: This art show, presented by Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, features 10 artists who use wheelchairs. This authentic representation of the disability experience is showing November 6th – December 1st. For more information  see THE POSTER.
WHEN: Nov 6 – Dec 1
WHERE: Pendulum Gallery, 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver


Links of interest for Burnaby Families:


Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (CPABC) Online Auction:  Help the CPABC raise much-needed funds for programs and services. Bid on incredible experiences, gift certificates and prize packages. Click THIS LINK to go to the auction site.

Aware Share Care: Aware Share Care is a new website, developed by Community Living BC, to promote awareness and provide information, resources, and tools to support the best possible health care for adults aging with developmental disabilities.

Survey on Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools: In 2013, Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute became aware that children were being subjected to restraint and seclusion in school. The Ministry of Education was urged to take action to require documentation and reporting of all incidents. InclusionBC is asking parents/guardians to complete this 10 – 15-minute survey reviewing current practices. Responses will remain completely anonymous and will drive Inclusion BC’s ongoing advocacy to eliminate such practices while improving supports within our schools.

New Report on HandyDART services: The union representing HandyDART driver commissioned Eric Doherty of Ecopath Planning to  write  Metro Vancouver’s Aging Population and the Need for Quality HandyDART Service. The VANCOUVER SUN covered the release. The report is available HERE as a pdf.

Burnaby Parks and Recreation Adapted Programs: While people with disabilities are encouraged to join any Burnaby Parks and Rec  program that appeals to them, a number of adapted programs are available. See THE WEBSITE or view THE ACCESS BROCHURE.


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 November 16th, 2017