Access RDSP: Reflecting on One year Spreading Awareness

We are thrilled to celebrate the success of Access RDSP’s first year. This innovative partnership is helping more British Columbians with Disabilities to open RDSPs and build towards a more financially secure future.

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DABC Job Posting: Fundraising Coordinator

DABC has been hosting an annual fundraising gala called Swing Into Spring since 2013 and in 2017 we changed it to Fall Fling. Here’s a link to information about our 2017 gala, our biggest one to date, which featured CBC’s Stephen Quinn as our emcee and well-known entertainer David C. Jones.

We’re seeking a Fundraising Coordinator to help us identify and reach out to potential sponsors and donors for our 2018 gala. The gala will be held on September 27th 2018 at Vancouver’s Italian Cultural Centre. It will feature a dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment, a raffle, and our Employer of the Year Awards.

We are seeking an individual with solid fundraising gala experience and ideally with contacts within the business community. We will need a commitment of 30-50 hours per month from mid- January 2018 to September 2018.

The Coordinator will work with our team on the following:

  • Creating promotional gala materials for potential sponsors and silent auction donors.
  • Contacting and liaising with current sponsors and auction donors and identifying new sponsors and donors.
  • Managing sponsorships, auction donations and raffle prizes.
  • Monitoring and updating auction donation spreadsheets.
  • Recording and updating sponsor/donor activities in shared files.
  • Assisting with correspondence and the gala’s promotion campaign.
  • Growing our gala invitation list.
  • Helping with post-event wrap-up, contributing to event recap feedback.

The Coordinator’s responsibilities will be revised according to the needs and priorities of the evolving gala planning process.

Rate per hour: $25.00

If you are interested in joining our team, please email your resume (no phone calls please) to Justina Loh at by December 6th 2017.

Thank you in advance for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!



Alley Theatre's "The Ridiculous Darkness"

“(Vancouver, BC) – Alley Theatre, in partnership with Neworld Theatre, is thrilled to present the large-scale stage adaptation and North American premiere of The Ridiculous Darkness from Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, November 19 at the ANNEX.

A multi-award-winning German radio play by Wolfram Lotz, The Ridiculous Darkness is a boldly satirical, modern mash-up of the classic novel Heart of Darkness and the Oscar-winning film Apocalypse Now.

After being charged with piracy, a Somali man seeks understanding – but his case is soon interrupted by the story of two western soldiers entering a foreign (to them) land. They’ve been ordered to retrieve a fellow officer who has gone rogue and killed two of his own comrades. But on their journey ‘down the rabbit hole’, various people and
local communities encounter them, and the story becomes an earnest – albeit hilarious – exploration of how difficult, yet vital, it is to understand each other.

Directed by Marisa Emma Smith and Nyla Carpentier, The Ridiculous Darkness is produced by Alley Theatre in partnership with Neworld Theatre, and with the participation of Theatre Terrific, Tetsu Taiko, Richmond Youth Honour Choir, Downtown East Side Street Market Society, Street Vendors Collective, Afghan Benevolent Association of BC, Realwheels Theatre, and the East Van Powwow Crew. Thirty percent of all ticket sales go directly to these participant organizations.” 

Select shows include ASL interpretation and audio description.

To learn more about the show, download the press release here or visit:

For the event calendar, which includes information on the accessible performance dates, please click here.