Events

Movie Chat Night

The last one before summer break!  This month’s movie is: Unbreakable (2002)  Watch in advance – this movie is available for free on Disney Plus. Dan Dunn (Bruce Willis), has it tough. He and his wife (Robin Wright) are on a break. Dan was the sole survivor of a train crash that claimed the lives of a couple of hundred people. Now, an eccentric art curator (Samuel L. Jackson) is trying to convince Dan that he has superpowers and should…

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Movie Night Spring 2022!

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Watch in advance, but download ad-blocker to view it ad-free: https://www.ctv.ca/movies/punch-drunk-love Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is having a tough time – starting his novelty toilet-plunger business! But his weird sister keeps trying to match him up with a whimsical, British woman (Emily Watson), and a group of phone scammers (led by Philip Seymour Hoffman) who try to extort him. How does a frequent-flyer miles loophole, a metric ton of pudding, and demolishing a bathroom with your bare…

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Movie Night

This month’s movie is “Spirited Away” An animated, Academy Award winning film from acclaimed Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki – watch free, in advance, on Netflix! Ten-year-old Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) moves with her parents, to a new home in the Japanese countryside. After taking a wrong turn down a wooded path, Chihiro and her parents discover an amusement park with a stall containing an assortment of food. Chihiro’s parents begin eating and then, to her surprise, transform into pigs. In this…

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Learn to Run + Fitness Training Workshop

Kris Hildebrand, an award-winning coach of Exceleration & Multisport clubs, will work with you, whatever your current level of fitness. The aim of this program is to get you moving, and to have fun. Set yourself the achievable goal of completing this 11-week program! What: An 11-week Fitness Training Where: 700 Templeton Dr, Vancouver When: Sundays, 3-4pm, Apr 3 – Jun 26, 2022, (no class Apr 17 or Jun 19) Cost: $100, $50 bonus for completing 10/11 sessions- Don’t come…

 

Of Interest

Movie Night

Movie Night Winter 2022! Not one, but two! Tron & Tron: Legacy Watch free, in advance, on Disney Plus Tron is a 1982 American science fiction action-adventure film written and directed by Steven Lisberger. The film stars Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a computer programmer and video game developer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer where he interacts with programs in his attempt to escape. Tron: Legacy is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron, also directed by Steven Lisberger.  Again,  Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return to reprise their roles as…

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Movie Night February 25, 2022

The movie this month is the animated film “The Mitchells Vs. The Machines” Young Kate Mitchell embarks on a road trip with her proud parents, younger brother and beloved dog to start her first year at film school. But their plans to bond as a family soon get interrupted when the world's electronic devices come to life to stage an uprising. With help from two friendly robots, the Mitchells must now come together to save one another -- and the…

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Movie Night

This month’s choice is the 2013 film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Unhappy with his dull & lonely life, the socially-awkward Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) has a chance to change his circumstances when he is tasked with finding a missing photo that could save his company from being downsized. Walter travels the world attempting to track down the elusive photographer who took the mysterious photo. Based upon James Thurber’s 1939 acknowledged masterful short story by the same name. Watch…

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Michael McCreary, Aspie Comic & Us!

Square Peg Society is 7 years old, and has a new website! Celebrate with Michael McCreary, Aspie Comic & Us! Tickets: By donation, a charitable donation receipt will be issued for every donation $30 or more. To register : This is a 2 step process: Click first on the "Going" button and then Click on the Donate button below.

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Movie Night

This month’s movie is old but good! -the 1998 Coen brothers black comedy “The Big Lebowski” Jeff Bridges stars as the ultimate LA slacker “Dude” and avid bowler. The Dude is assaulted, mistaken for a millionaire, also named “Lebowski”. From here, kidnapping, ransom & robbery, and general mayhem ensues.The style is loosely inspired by the crime writing of Raymond Chandler. Watch the movie in advance on Netflix. See Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd-go0oBF4Y Hosted by: Casey Primus, B. Com., CGA, working for an…

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Movie Night

This month’s movie choice is the 2018 film “Wild Rose” Wild Rose is a 2018 film, directed by Tom Harper, starring Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo & Julie Walters. It follows Rose-Lynn, aspiring country singer & single mom, as she navigates obstacles & setbacks to find her values and life path. While we may not be would-be stars, we can all relate to the struggles involved in finding our own life’s journey! Watch the movie in advance on Netflix. See Trailer:…

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Audition all Tuesday, October 30th!

  Thirteenth Floor, a Vancouver-based rock band, is looking for additional members. The band is searching for a bass player, keyboard player, and female vocalist to round out their group. If you are an adult on the AutismSpectrum, musically talented and motivated, and looking to perform gigs, the band is interested in hearing from you. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 30th. Thirteenth Floor practices Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 at Yukon and 4th Avenue in Vancouver. Interested rock musicians…

 

Of Interest

Movie Night

This month’s movie choice is the 2019 sleeper hit film “The Peanut Butter Falcon” The Peanut Butter Falcon is a “dramedy”, written & directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. The plot follows a young man with Down Syndrome, (Zack Gottsagen) who escapes from an assisted living facility and befriends a wayward fisherman on the run, (Shia LaBeouf). The two men bond as they try to elude the attempts of the social worker trying to track them. Lots of action…

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Movie Night Autumn 2021

The first movie choice this fall is the 2018 film “Roma” Written & directed by Alfonso Cuaron, it follows the life of a livein housekeeper of a middle-class family, it is based upon Cuaron’s upbringing (1970-71) in the Colonia Roma neighbourhood of Mexico City. It became the first Mexican film to win for Best Foreign Language Film, winning also Best Cinematography and Best Director awards. Watch the movie in advance on Netflix: See Trailer here . Hosted by Casey Primus,…

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Movie Night Summer!

In acknowledgment of the BCGovernment’s move to implement Accessibility Legislation, we will, in July & August, host two Zoom movie discussion nights on the theme of Access. Please register 24 hours before the events start: click here.   Hosted by: Vernaye Morgan, B. Social Work, UNBC, & TESL instructor, Aaron Michael, BA, Pol Sc, SFU, &SPS meeting facilitator Watch the movie in advance on Netflix or on YouTube: See Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdeyFwHxo2Q  

 

Movie Night Summer!

In acknowledgement of the BC Government’s move to implement Accessibility Legislation, we will, in July & August, host two Zoom movie discussion nights on the theme of Access. Hosted by: Vernaye Morgan, B. Social Work, UNBC, & TESL instructor, Aaron Michael, BA, Pol Sc, SFU, &SPS meeting facilitator The Fundamentals of Caring” is a quirky, humourous film about a young man who overcomes fear and cynicism, and opts to go on an adventure, despite the physical challenges that he faces.…

 

Leisure & Recreational Issues and Opportunities

We welcomed two speakers, Jad Brake & Shadi Hortamani. Our first speaker, Jad Brake, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UBC, described his research on the communicative and sensory challenges that some ASD individuals experience that impede them in forming relationships. Our second speaker, Shadi Hortamani, Board-certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst, Canucks Autism Network. Shadi has 10 years of experience serving the autistic community, 3 at CAN, working on the Youth and Young Adult programs. She spoke on the benefits of participating…

 

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