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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.

Deaf Culture Centre Variety Show

BC Cultural Society of the Deaf is hosting an extra-ordinary event called Deaf Culture Centre Variety Show on Saturday, May 30th, 2009 at Douglas College, New Westminster.

There will be several some activities: Art exhibit, Art/Craft sale, Performance, Video screening, and Chess/Checker tournament. The purpose is to raise funds for the Deaf Culture Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Please visit www.deafculturecentre.ca

Anyone can sell arts or crafts!

Please spread news of this excited Deaf event to everyone. If you have any questions please email John Warren at bcdeafshow@hotmail.com

I will make more detailed announcements soon.

BCDSF: Disability Games in Maple Ridge

B.C. Disability Games will host in Maple Ridge, B.C. from Wednesday July 22 to Sunday July 26, 2009.

BCDSF will continue with these core sports: Golf, 5 pin bowling, 10 pin bowling, and Swimming.

We would like to expand and add 2 new sports for deaf sport members.

In order to add new sport(s) – we need a minimum 10 interested deaf players from anywhere in BC.
One new sport is DISC GOLF.

I want to hear from you – will you be interesting to play DISC GOLF.
Other sport? Please reply and pick one or two sports that you are interesting to play.

Reason: I have to hand in BCDSF’s sports package report to the head chairperson what sports BCDSF would like to host at BC Disability Games in Maple Ridge by Tuesday November 4th.

Any BCDSF members can attend these sports (new members are welcome). Out of town players – don’t worry about the cost for transportation. More detail will discuss later.

Leonor Johnson
Office Assistant
B.C. Deaf Sports Federation (BCDSF)
M / T / TH 10:00am – 2:00pm
TTY: 604-333-3606 Fax: 604-333-3450
Videophone Dlink IP#
Email: bcdeafsports@telus.net
#254-3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, B.C. V7B 0A2