Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Integrial Media Launches:  MAKE VIA RAIL ACCESSIBLE BY 2012!

Canada's train which travels across the country is not accessible to all Canadians. Particularly not to wheelchair users. In March 2010 Catherine Frazee, co-curator of the Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember exhibition, was forced to travel from Toronto to Vancouver via the USA train service AMTRAK. As VIA RAIL could not accommodate her. She was bringing the Out from Under exhibition, to participate as part of the Paralympic Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver 2010. After some publicity around our inaccessible national train service, VIA RAIL sent a letter of apology to Ms Frazee, and the Vancouver Sun. At a reception in Vancouver for the Human Rights Museum, Catherine Frazee, challenged VIA RAIL to be fully accessible by 2012, when the Museum opens in Winnipeg.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Kickstart Festival 2010

Doing some work with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, community outreach for the opening performance of the Kickstart 2010 Festival - She Laughed She Cried; and coordination for BRIAN, and EarSighted Audio Description Service.

SHE LAUGHED, SHE CRIED March 12 8 PM Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. UBC 
Opening the performance stream of the Kickstart Festival 2010 in partnership with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Soulful fado music with Sara Marreiros and comedian Jan Derbyshire performing the rollicking Funny in the Head.
Tickets: $22 ($16 students, seniors & fixed income)
www.ticketmaster.ca 604.280.3311

Kickstart 2010 Festival March 8 – 27
Art, dance, music, theatre, workshops.

BRIAN – BC Regional Integrated Arts Network
Meeting March 13.

EarSighted Audio Description of Performances
March 16 SPINE and March 18 HIVE3.

This very cool exhibition is on March 9 – 21 UBC Robson Square, with a fantastic interactive website

Out From Under: Disability, History & Things to Remember. FREE. UBC Robson Square. 800 Robson Street. Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm, Saturday and. Sunday: 9am - 5pm. A groundbreaking, interactive installation that pays tribute to the resilience, creativity and cultural contributions of Canadians with disabilities. Interpretation onsite and online is available in the following formats: Recorded ASL Podcasts. Recorded Full Audio Description. Recorded Plain Language Audio Tour. Print Materials – Braille, Large Print, Plain Text. Touch Display.

To see work by local artists Heroes
Exhibition March 8 - 27 at Pendulum Gallery