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WBP Workshop in Nanaimo: Empowering Deaf Recovery

NANAIMO – Workshop Presented by the EDR committee: Empowering Deaf Recovery: “Empowering Deaf Recovery Calls for a Community Forum” … do you know anyone who has alcoholic/drug addiction? Do you think YOU have alcoholic or drug addiction? WE CAN HELP!”

EDR committee: Devin A., Amorena B., & Jodi B.

Date: Saturday November 29, 2008
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm.
Location: Child Development Centre (near Nanaimo hospital), 1135 Nelson Street, NANAIMO, BC

Refreshments will be provided!

Registration Deadline: Friday November 21, 2008

Registration contacts:
Nanaimo WBP Workshop Volunteer: Donna Potter, donna.workshops@hotmail.com
Alex Walker, Nanaimo IDHHC office: alex@idhhc.ca
Or call TTY Toll free: 1.877.424.3323


Hearing family members of deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind are welcome at any of the WBP workshop events, however the earlier you let us know, the better the chances are of securing a sign language interpreter to voice the workshop for your listening access and participation.

Flyer: EDR flyer Nanaimo

Submitted by:
Lisa Anderson: lisa.anderson@vch.ca

WBP Workshop in Victoria: Herbal Healing

Hello Deaf BC,

I’m excited to be able to post workshop events to this website for all to be aware of when and where WBP workshops are!

All WBP workshops are FREE, and we do appreciate donations for the refreshments and food we provide at the workshops for your enjoyment.

Vancouver Island workshops are being provided on November 8th and 29th.

VICTORIA – Workshop by Rae-Mairi Fandrakis**, “Herbal Healing – an introduction to the benefits of herbs” (How to use? Simple Herbal Remedies, and Making Your own products: tea(infusions), tinctures, tonics & oils

Exciting workshop – watch fabulous Rae in the kitchen with her herbs and learn!

Date: Saturday November 8th
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm.
Location: Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), 2340 Richmond Road, VICTORIA, BC (across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital)

Refreshments will be provided!

Registration Deadline: November 5, 2008

Registration contacts:
Lois Wood: lois.wood@vch.ca
Lisa Anderson: lisa.anderson@vch.ca
Roman Galios: rdgalios@shaw.ca
Or call TTY Toll free: 1-800-949-1155
FAX 604 456 0904

Flyer:Herbal Healing

Rockies Deaf Biker Club

Rockies Deaf Biker Club board members have confirmed that the Biker Annual General Meeting will be on the following information:

Date: November 15, 2008 Saturday
Location: Boston Pizza – party room
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: Pizza will be provided by RDB Club!
Address: 1045 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC
VOTES: RDB close or stay alive? and What to do with new logo?

It’s been three years that the club hasn’t been active so we need you!!!! This may be our last meeting forever.


People who have scooters, ATV, dirt bike, etc. are welcome too.

FYI: There will be some biker stuff that will be given away and for sale, so check and check it out!

Lizzy Irwin
Secretary for Rockies Deaf Biker Club
Board members: BSK, Lara Hryn, Dave J., Leonor J. Crazy Bob, Lizzy, and Ken Loehr

rdbikers@hotmail.com or lizzyirwin@hotmail.com

GVAD President’s Message

To: GVAD Members and Friends
Date: September 17, 2008
Subject: GVAD Annual General Meeting

We regrettably decided to postpone the GVAD Annual General Meeting from Friday, September 19th to tentatively November 14th. The Board is acknowledging that they are overwhelmed with unexpected tasks including at the office including a computer crash. GVAD’s status is good; however, it is currently understaffed. A few positions and contract proposals will be posted shortly.

We are pleased to extend the deadline of September 30, 2008 for special membership rates to November 30th. Special new or renewal membership rates are $5.00 for 1 year or $10.00 for 2 years or $15.00 for 3 years. A special membership application form can be requested by emailing to GVAD Office .

Our contractor, Cecilia Tung, for producing newsletters for the GVAD terminated the contract due to her new full-time job which limits her available time for other tasks. Our warm thanks to her for working and volunteering at the GVAD.

Please accept our humble apologies for any inconvenience to you. The GVAD values excellence in membership. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve this association we encourage your support.

Friends of the GVAD Members are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting in November.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to write us at GVAD Office .

David Nielsen

Yoga for the Deaf and Free Yoga Day

FREE yoga class on NOV. 1 (ASL signed)
12:30 to 1:30 pm
1:45pm to 2:45pm

Also, check Jani’s BLOG for article on Yoga PAH! at Spanish Banks.

Those who attended those beach yoga classes are featured in the photos 🙂

Stay tuned for a shorter version in the Burnaby Now’s YOGA CORNER at the end of this month 🙂

New posts at the YogaBlog!

Do any of your friends who are Deaf want to practice yoga? Let them know about YogaPAH! With Leonarda Minutillo-Ehl, who teaches yoga in American Sign Language as well as spoken yoga classes.
Details at YogaBlog http://janisgoad.blogspot.com

Join us for Free Yoga Day and Open House on Saturday, November 1 from 12:30-5:00 at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Vancouver. Leonarda will be signing for the yoga classes in the early afternoon.