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Disability Alliance BC invites you to celebrate their 40th anniversary at Fall Fling 2017 - October 4th, 2017

Join us in celebrating Disability Alliance BC's 40th anniversary on October 4th. We're in a new venue at the Italian Cultural Centre and we want you to help us throw a birthday bash!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4

Fall Fling is a fun evening out and a fabulous way to connect with friends and colleagues from BC's diverse disability community. And your attendance is an opportunity to show your support for our work and for British Columbians with disabilities.

For all the details, please see

We really hope you will join us! We’re thrilled to welcome back CBC Radio’s Stephen Quinn (On the Coast) as our MC and fabulous entertainer David C. Jones. Together, they will host our hilarious quiz game, which was a huge hit at last year’s gala! You’ll also enjoy drinks, a delicious dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions and a raffle draw for 2 return tickets to any scheduled Air Canada destination in North American, including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.

DABC’s Employment Awards

Do you know an employer who should be celebrated for helping to ensure that more people with disabilities are employed? Or do you know an employee with a disability who you’d like to recognize for their excellent work? Each year, DABC presents two employment awards at our annual gala. Please help us promote outstanding achievement in the employment of people with disabilities by submitting a nomination.

Please visit our website to obtain a nomination form. Deadline for nominations is August 15, 2017.


Great raffle draw for 2 return tickets to any scheduled Air Canada destination in North America (subject to certain conditions), including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Tickets are on sale now!

For details and to order tickets, please contact Justina at 604-875-0188 or

Live Music

This year, we are pleased to welcome musician Katheryn Peterson. Katheryn and her red accordion have been inseparable for years. If you see her on the street she will no doubt be hefting a distinctive piece of luggage that is regularly mistaken as an electronic typewriter case. Indeed, the tapping of her keys makes a joyful sound but hers are attached to bellows and not ink ribbons and have accompanied her on tours through Europe, the United States, and all over BC and Alberta with long term projects including: Vaudeville Vagabonds, Blackberry Wood, Joanna Chapman Smith, Something About Reptiles, Lindy and the Crow's Nest, Los Portenos Del Norte, Melissa Bandura and Moth Orbit Object Theatre. Katheryn also teaches accordion privately, is the Artistic Director of the Accordion Noir Society, and the Vice-chairperson of the Jam Camp Society.

Book a table or single ticket

Purchase individual tickets or one of our limited group tables with your organization name and logo displayed. Disability Alliance BC is a registered charity and a portion of tickets is tax deductible.

Sponsorship opportunities

Show your support with a Fall Fling 2017 sponsorship and help make a difference in the lives of many people with disabilities. Please contact us to discuss your sponsorship rewards.

Can't join us? You can still support Disability Alliance BC by making a donation through or you can purchase tickets and donate them so that people living on low incomes can attend.

All proceeds from Fall Fling benefit people with disabilities through Disability Alliance BC’s programs and services. We look forward to seeing you at Fall Fling 2017. Thank you so much for your generous support!

Archival Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017