People with Disabilities Have a Right to Live in the Community Not Institutions Argues Lawyer

CBC The Current‘s Anna Maria Tremonti talks to human rights lawyer Vince Calderhead





Read and listen to the full interview and story here.


Youth Transition Fair

Inclusion Powell River’s Child and Family Services along with the Ministry of Child and Family Services – CYSN (Child and Youth with Special Needs) and Community Living BC present:
Youth Transitional Fair
A free event for youth and families with developmental disabilities. Ages 13 – 24 years
Helping each other to build and live full and meaningful lives. Information for life after high school.
Please join us in this opportunity to meet and learn from local supports and programs.
Thursday, February 8th 3:30-5:30pm
The ARC Community Event Centre – 7055 Alberni Street
Please contact Meghan McAllister, CLBC Facilitator
at with any questions.

Family Christmas Concert with the Powell River Community Band!

The staff of inclusion Powell River’s Child and Family Services and the Powell River Community Band put on a maigical Christmas Concert Dec 17th. What a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. The entertainment was stellar and combined with the silent auction both the adults and the children had a marvellously relaxing time. We at inclusion Powell River want to thank all those who attended and congratulations to those at the Children and Family Services and the Powell River Community Band for such an excellent event.

It Takes a Village- Child Poverty Fundraiser

On February 24th you’re invited to the newly renovated ARC Community Event Centre to enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing and a silent auction too!
A community partnership presented by:
Scout Mountain, inclusion Powell River &
The Pavement Pounders Running Club.Dinner catered by The Convenient Chef- 6pm
Dancing with music by Scout Mountain- 7pm
shhh Silent Auction all night long!
oh, and Door Prizes too!!
proceeds to by distributed throughout the local area by
The United Way Powell River.
Tickets $35 each and are available at:
inclusion Powell River-201-4675 Marine Ave.
Rockit Music- 101 4400 Marine Ave
Base Camp- 4548 Marine Ave
32 Lakes- 4707 Marine Ave.
Scout Mountain
Pavement Pounders Running Club



Thank You- Christmas Card Fund


Sid & Lorraine Allman, Glenda Behan & Robert Smith Mary-Lou Bombardir & Family

Eileen Brown & Family, Don & Joyce Carlson, Peter, Bernie & Elio Cossarin

Ken Milne, Burnaby, Brent, Ikuyo, Leon & Quinn Carlson, Tokyo

Len & Muriel Carriere, The Catcher Family, Bill & Christine Demkiw

Read & Hanna English, Bev Falconer ,J.A. Gaudet, Magdalena & Andrew Graff

Annie-Marie Harris, Dave & Marg Hodgins, Dan & Joan Hollingsworth

Mo Johnson, Ian & Ave Johnston ,Janet & Mike Keddy

Alan, Linda & Spud Knibbs ,Don & Carol Krompocker & family

Tony Lloyd & Shirley Lambkin, Lisa & Roy Lewis,

Donna, Brian and Clayton MacNeil & Shea, Alan Mayne,

Barbara McCrossan, Diane & David McKendrick, Dave & Frances McLay

Ann-Marie & Gord Milne, Bob & Gail Moore, Netta Monk & Family

Ron & Linda Nassichuk, Wayne Obermeyer & Sharon Gaudet

Vivian Pulsifer Calder, Valerie Quakenbush, Royal LePage Powell River

Frank & Dina Sirach, Texada Transfer, Lilla Tipton & Harvey Chometsky

Pia, Lina Vallee

inclusion Powell River Board of Directors and staff, together with supporters of the

2017 Christmas Card Fundraiser, wish to extend their heartfelt wishes for a safe and

happy Holiday Season to all their families, friends, neighbours and customers.


The Seasonal Social: Celebrate Community

On Dec. the 15th inclusion Powell River opened the doors of the newly renovated ARC Community Event Centre to the community at large and invited them in for a Seasonal Social. Festive cheer was abound as many enjoyed the light refreshments and conversation. Thanks to Neil Ross for the photos.



A Family Christmas Concert

inclusion Powell River’s Child and Family
Services & The Powell River Community Band
Get your picture taken with Santa. Prizes to be won
SUNDAY DECEMBER 17th – 2:30-4:30
TICKETS – $5/person or $15/family

The ARC Community Event Centre Grand Opening was a Huge Success!!

After months of anticipation the ARC (Arts, Recreation and Cultural) Community Event Centre had its Grand Opening. The festivities were enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd. Refreshments were served and the crowd was regaled with song and comedy. Singer Frances Mae accompanied by her father Max Pagani, solo flautist and Rotary exchange student Philippine Ravel tickled the eardrums while inspirational humourist David Roche and Marlena Blavin drew smiles from the crowd with a skit.

We want to thank Anji Smith for her wonderful photos.

Of course this evening was used to launch a wonderful fundraising program to complete our facilities transformation, we are asking for help from our community to purchase these required items:

Sound system, electronic sign, chairs, tables, portable bar, overhead projector with ceiling mounted screen, laptop with docking station, parking lot lights and recycling receptacles.

Donation Levels

•Foundation $100-$499

Name included on donor wall and a limited edition laser-cut stainless steel inclusion blossom pendant

•Core $500-$999

12″ inclusion blossom in Brushed Aluminum with donor’s logo decal in the centre.

•Strata $1000-$4999

12″ inclusion blossom laser cut in stainless steel with donor’s logo engraved in centre.

•Apex $5000+

18″ inclusion blossom laser cut in stainless steel with donor’s logo engraved in centre.
The inclusion blossom was designed by Powell River artist, Harvey Chometsky.
For more information
Please call 604-485-6411 ext. 0
or e-mail at

A Seasonal Social at the ARC

On December 15th at 2pm, inclusion Powell River throws open the doors of the ARC for a fun filled afternoon of festive cheer. We welcome everyone to come in, see the newly renovate ARC and enjoy some light refreshments with us. A Seasonal Social where you can make some new friends and share a few laughs as we Celebrate Community.

ARC Community Event Centre 7055 Alberni St.