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GVAD hosts Personal Emergency Preparedness Workshop





“If you are not prepared for a disaster, it can shatter your life!”

The workshop purpose is to learn how we can be prepared in times of personal emergencies during natural, or manmade, disasters!

  • Why get prepared?
  • Hazards & Risks
  • 4 Steps – What to Do?
  • Recovery
  • Neighbourhood Preparedness

Presented with ASL interpreters by: City of Surrey: Surrey Emergency Program

When:    October 21, 2017

Time:     1:00 pm. to 3:00 pm.

Where: Room N3408

Douglas College,

New Westminster Campus,

700 Royal Avenue

New Westminster, BC



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What are you doing this Saturday, October 14, 2017 between 11am to 1pm?

You got stuff you don’t want, don’t need, or to give away?

household items,
towels, etc.

(will NOT accept computer, TV or furniture)

Please donated to BC Deaf Sports Federation to raise funds for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing athletes.

Where go?

Come to Queensborough Value Village’s Donation Drive Centre in New Westminster – 1135 Tanaka Court (near Starlight Casino).

David MacDonald will be there waiting for you!

Thank you!


Share Your Experience: do you have experience with the Canadian justice system?

Do you have experience with the Canadian justice system?

Have you been the victim of a crime?

We would like your ideas on how to improve communication access for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind citizens.

Join us for a Focus Group in Vancouver,BC

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 6 -730 pm

Room:   Room 2504. Building A

Location: VCC, Broadway Campus,
1155 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 4V5

RSVP to: drussell@ualberta.ca  if you would like to attend.

Can’t make the focus group? No problem  take our survey – in ASL or LSQ

Here is the link to the surveys and information about the project:
Submitted by: Debra Russell, Patrick Boudreault, Cathy Chovaz



Volunteers needed at special event at Orpheum – 21 October 2017

Once in a Lifetime to Volunteer at very special function at Orpheum theatre, Vancouver on October 21, 2017:

1.  Two  (2) person to check the tickets in line up
2.  two  (2) persons to observe the line up
3.  two  (2) persons to walk around with a security guard
4.  two  (2) persons to watch booth with a security guard

I will need 2 to 4 Volunteer ASL interpreters

Must be fluent in ASL.

These interested volunteers will be interviewed.

Send email inquiries to: Ladan

WAVLI Workshop – October 21 and 22, 2017

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Douglas College, New Westminster, BC.

Saturday, October 21st – Room N2217
Sunday, October 22nd – Room N3408

This workshop will be presented in spoken English. Interpreting services will be provided.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 21st from 9am – 4pm (one hour lunch break on your own)
Sunday, October 22nd from 9am – 12pm

**please note, WAVLI has scheduled a follow up gathering on Saturday, December 2nd for all interested participants.

Workshop DescriptIon: 

Robyn Dean, CI/CT, PhD. has been a nationally certified signed language interpreter for over twenty-five years with particular service in the field of healthcare, will be facilitating the workshop:  “Justice Reasoning: How Our Ethical Discourse Counters Our Ethical Claim”

This workshop will look at how sign language interpreters practice ethics and will empower each individual to use tools of reflective practice.

Participants will learn how our field aligns with other service professions in the area of ethical practice, where the interpreting field can improve, and what practical steps each practitioner can take to implement these new approaches in their everyday work.

Registered WAVLI Member  – $200.00
Student Interpreter/Deaf Interpreter – $110.00
Deaf Community – $110.00
Non-Member – $225.00

Come out for a weekend of transformative learning with your peers where you will walk away with increased capacity and ethical understanding.

To Register: https://squareup.com/store/westcoast-association-of-visual-language-interpreters