Vlog in ASL only // Vlog en ASL seulement
This video is to provide more information on the BC ASL & LSQ Events in Victoria, BC.
Lindsay: Hi, my name is Lindsay Carroll. I am Chairperson of the CAD-ASC BC ASL & LSQ Awareness Day. Which will happen on September 22, 2018 from 12 – 2pm.
I want to explain to you about different things about the event For one, this is a gathering not like a rally with protesting, or that kind of thing…This is to show the government that we want to recognize our language, across Canada. Working in unity and collaboration with teams in other Provinces.
I would like to let you know about possibility of the bus transportation. Mari Klassen is the other chairperson taking care of the arrangements for bus transportation from Vancouver to Victoria, Mari herself is not here but you can contact her for more information.
I would like to introduce you to another co-chairperson, whose name is Nicole Sellars from the BC Hummingbirds Society for the Deaf.
Nikki : Hello my name is Nicole Sellars and I am Chief of the BC Hummingbird Society for the Deaf. My tribe is Secwépemc First Nations, my band specifically is Xats’ull, in Williams Lake, North British Columbia.
I am the other co-chairperson for BC ASL & LSQ, thank you for getting me involved with this big event. I wanted to be involved because it is to my understanding that the process for Indigenous sign recognition will happen soon, eventually. I am excited about that happening!
Lindsay:I am excited about that happening too! I have a lot of planning to do…I need help to tap others to come and be a part of ASL & LSQ Day here in Victoria, British Columbia (BC)
This is the event for all those in BC. What do I need – volunteers – emergency assistants (first aid), food servers, clean up crews, setting up, and many things. Many things that I will list in various places on social media sites.
I would also like to take a moment to ask you all to support by going to your MP in your riding to advocate and encourage them to vote in support Bill C-81 – “Accessible Canada Act (ACA)” for them to include in the Act sign language recognition in all of Canada, which is important because these are your human, and language rights! This will advance the quality of life and improve to the level equal as the rest of society.
We had people let us know they were confused about two events, yes there is BC ASL & LSQ but also there is another event, Nikki, would you mind explaining more about this other event?
Nikki: Yes, the other activities hosted by this company is owned by Denise Read and yes the events hosted by the company are being held on the same day September 22nd at the Victoria Event Centre which is located nearby, over this way and these events start at 9am. to about 1130am. or 11:45am. The walk between the VEC over here to the Legislative Building over here is about 10-15 minute walk. At about this time, the buses should arrive with the people coming for the ASL & LSQ Awareness Event.
ASL & LSQ Awareness Day Event will take place between 12 and 2 at the legislative building. After that, ticket-holders can start walking back to the ASLSQ Entertainment events, where the events will start at about 2:45 and last throughout the afternoon and evening.
We as a community work in collaboration and we all value ASL and LSQ.
Lindsay: Thank you for clarifying! I hope you will come and celebrate the big day with us by being a part of history in BC and the rest of Canada to have our language rights and human rights recognized.
*high five slap* SEE YOU THERE!
Blooper at end: Lindsay: I was supposed to sign my name first!