Kelly and Company

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Kelly and Company

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Community Report - Pacific

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Victoria - Linda Bartram

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Linda is currently working for the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind and is a life-long advocate for persons with vision loss. She is a co-founder of the Victoria Society for Blind Arts and Culture and loves the arts.

Recent Reports:

January 3 - Linda tells us about the Leisure Assistance Pass which enables the disabled pass holder to bring an assistant free of charge to some municipal or private events.

Topic 1:  Leisure Assistance Pass

Overview:

Enables the disabled pass holder to bring an assistant free of charge.  Accepted at municipal and some private recreation centres, Butchart Gardens and the Royal BC Museum to name just a few venues.

No referral required and no fee, just call

Contact: Recreation Integration Victoria 250-477-6314 to register

 

 

Topic 2:  Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports

 

Overview:

Have-a-Go Program at Mount Washington.

A day of Snow Boarding, Alpine or Nordic Skiing or a half day of 2 different snowsports.  Includes instruction, equipment and lift/trail tickets at no cost.

Cost: Must have a membership in BC Adaptive Snow Sports which costs $53

Websites:

https://www.bcadaptive.com/content/membership

http://www.visasweb.ca/

 

Contact:  250-334-5755 to sign up.

Contact: If you have questions, contact Sébastien Braconnier 250-218-4515 ort email malfou101@gmail.com

 

Topic 3: Dance Performance titled “ Concussion”, Described by Rick Waines

Overview:

“ Concussion”  is part of Dance Victoria’s Dance Days 2019.

Inspired and informed by Victoria-based dance artist and choreographer Stacey Horton’s personal experience, Concussion uses dance, music and voice to evoke the disorienting, frightening experience of coping with multiple concussions.

Pre-show Touch Tour begins at 1:20 pm. Running time approximately 1 hour followed by an artist-led discussion.

Described by Rick Waines

Date: Saturday January 26 at 2 pm

Location: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanchard Street, Victoria

Contact: 250-891-2837 or email

Reservations required. Please call 250-891-2837 or email concussiondance@gmail.com

Cost: Admission by donation

https://dancevictoria.com/in-the-community/dance-days-2019/

http://www.vocaleye.ca/shows/concussion/