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BC Cochlear Implant Financial Award for Students

If you are a person who uses a cochlear implant and will be attending a post secondary educational institution, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance fromthe BC Cochlear Implant Community Award.

Application Forms are available directly from:
Dr. and Mrs. Sipke Pijl via e-mail: pijl@interchange.ubc.ca
or from the St. Paul’s Hospital Cochlear Implant Clinic from 1 May 2009 until 30 June 2009.

Successful applicant(s) will be contacted in July 2009.

More info:

BC Cochlear Implant Picnics for 2009

Surrey Cochlear Implant Picnic
Saturday, July 11
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Redwood Park, South Surrey

Kelowna Cochlear Implant Picnic
Saturday, June 13
1-5 p.m.
Mission Creek Park, Kelowna

More info: bc-cochlear-implant-picnics-for-2009

An interpreted play at Douglas College


The play is about the people’s experiences from Woodlands and Riverview and is interpreted by Douglas College interpreting students on Tuesday, March 24th 7:30 pm

Submitted by David Still

5 Summer Jobs at GVAD



Summer 2009 (beginning May 11, 2009)

Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf (GVAD) has applied for federal funding to cover five (5) employment positions at its office this summer beginning on May 11, 2009. The number of weeks is expected to be 10 to 16 pending approval by Canada Summer Jobs 2009.

If you are interested in working for GVAD in any of the five (5) employment positions this coming summer, please note the following:

Students attending community colleges or universities must meet the eligibility requirements:

be between 15 and 30 years of age on his/her first day of work.
are currently registered full time at a community college or university this academic year (2008 – 08) and intend to return to school full time in the next academic year (2009 – 10).
be Canadian citizens or permanent residents or persons who have refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Be legally entitled to work in Canada under provincial legislation and regulations.
Cannot work at another full time job (defined as 30 hours or more per week) at the same time as at GVAD.

Please find the attachments for job descriptions for Office Coordinator, Office Support Worker (2 positions), Information Officer and ASL Instructor.

Keep in mind that these five positions are subject to funding.

Application procedure:
Applicants must submit a completed application, current resume, and a reference list by emailing to the attention of Summer Jobs Committee at vandeaf@telus.net.

Or send them by mail to:

Summer Jobs Committee
Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf
2125 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6K 1X9

Or fax them to 604.738.4645.

Closing date:
Candidate for Office Coordinator – by April 3, 2009
Candidates for other positions – by April 15, 2009

For more information: Contact Summer Jobs Committee at vandeaf@telus.net

Ghost Town

Hi Everyone,

A gold rush period time in 1850’s, most American people came to Barkerville, BC for searching gold nuggets. We visited to the historic interest site of a ghost town of Barkerville, BC on August 2008.

Dan Murdoch