New All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus forms

A new federal All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus is being formed and will hold its first event on Parliament Hill on June 12th. Congratulations to Canada Without Poverty for its work to catalyze the formation of this bi-partisan caucus.

The All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus co-chairs are the Hon. Michael Chong, MP (Conservative), Jean Crowder, MP (NDP) and Hon. Art Eggleton, Senator (Liberal). The caucus treasurer is the Rev. Don Meredith, Senator (Conservative). Canada Without Poverty encourages you to send a message of thanks and support to each of them:,,, and

Pacific DAWN - Annual General Meeting

Pacific DAWN
(DisAbled Women’s Network)

covering British Columbia and the Yukon

 Invites you to join their
Annual General Meeting

Sunday June 24, 2012
11am to 3pm

 Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
818 W. 10th Avenue, (at Willow St.)
Vancouver, B.C.

Let’s discuss:

What are our Issues?
What are the Solutions?

We are the experts on our own experiences and using Open Spaces
We will share our knowledge.

Following the formal Annual General Meeting there will be an opportunity to discuss the issues we face as women with disAbilties and a brainstorming session about what are some of the solutions.

For further information or to lets us know you are coming please contact Pat Kelln Spokesperson Pacific DAWN at or 604-524-2329

Note: Light snacks will be served so we need to know how many are coming.

If you are a member and would like to attend, but lack of funds does not allow you to please contact us as there are some funds available for travel and accommodation.

Pacific DAWN invites and urges you to also attend the
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities Annual General Meeting

June 23 10:30 am to 1:05pm; same location The Blusson Spinal Cord Centre.

Swan Song Productions presents: Tea and Oranges

‘swan song productions’ presents Tea and Oranges, a benefit concert with San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards

– 30 men singing the songs of Leonard Cohen

Tickets $25: available at or at the door

8 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street (at 15th Avenue)

A fundraiser for Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture with Special Guest MC Jan Derbyshire!

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