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Hand Made Heritage Project Announcement

Hand Made Heritage Project Announcement

You are invited to participate in New Horizon’s “Hand Made Heritage” Project!

What it is: This project will start a ASL discussion between Young Deaf and Deaf Seniors. Participants will be part of making something to preserve Deaf Heritage for future Deaf generations.

How: This project will explore ways to improve future Deaf leadership roles and Deaf Culture by exploring the Deaf past. The final product will be shared with the public in early 2018.

Why: Focus will be on the decline in Deaf leadership and participation of Deaf cultural life here in Vancouver.

When and Where: Participants will decide together the time, day and location of of meetings. Participants will commit to meeting regularly for 5 to 6 months.

Interested? Contact us for more information at:

Tammy Gray, WIDHH Better at Home Program Coordinator

Jean Nielsen, WIDHH Better at Home Volunteer Outreach “Hand Made Heritage” Project Assistant

Free Food Services Course at VCC – Fall 2017

Free Food Services Course at VCC

VCC is excited to be offering the Access to Food Services for Deaf Students course again this fall. For more information, or if you would like to register, please contact Nigel Scott at:

– Email: interpreting@vcc.ca
– Text/FaceTime/Voice: 604-328-8742
– Glide: Interpreting Services VCC

DEAFIES IN DRAG Special Performance in Seattle!

Join Deafies in Drag Queens sensations Casavina and Selena Minogue for the World Tour of their Comedy Spectacular at Broadway Performance Hall in Seattle, Washington US!

Kick off October 7th, 2017 with a night of Deafies in Drag Queens Shenanigans that’ll make for a night to remember!

Featuring HILARIOUS Performances, Improv, Stand-up and Audience Games. NOTHING from the past is off limits including performances based on your favorite past Pop Stars, Toys, and Scandals!

Deafies in Drag is sure to give you the blast from the past you’ve been waiting for!

TICKETS can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deafies-in-drag-show-tickets-34550130370

First Seating begins at 4:30pm || Show starts at 5:00pm

Second Seating begins at 7:30 pm || Show starts at 8:00pm (Voice interpreted for hearing audience)

VIP Reception – wine, hors d’oeuvres and photo ops with the Stars at 10:00pm

PDF FLYER – http://deafbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Deafies-in-Drag-SEATTLE-07-October-2017-FLYER.pdf



PHSA Focus Group on June 28

We are listening

Serving patients and supporting their families is what we do. At the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), we are putting patients and their families at the centre of everything we do – and we are committing to it in policy.

We need your “voice” – your experiences (good and bad), thoughts, and suggestions to make sure that the Patient and Family Inclusivity Policy will focus on the real-life facts of patients, family members and informal caregivers. We are listening.

Please join us for the

Focus Group for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing:

When Date?          June 28, 2017
What Time?          6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:              E-Classroom N1119
Douglas College
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC

What can you expect?

Registration will begin at 6:30 pm. and light refreshments will be served.
The focus group will start at 7 pm, and end no later than 8:30 pm. The focus group will be facilitated by a facilitator fluent in ASL (American Sign Language).

All input is confidential and no one will be personally identified. You don’t need to have had personal experience with PHSA – just have a good sense of what’s important to you as a patient or family member.

In recognition of participants’ time, a $20 honorarium will be provided per person.

How to register?

Space is limited to 15 people per location. To register, please email Jennifer Miller with Delaney + Associates at jennifer@rmdelaney.com, or call 778-851-1023. Please provide:

  • Your first name
  • If you have received care from a PHSA agency
  • Your age

For Deaf-Blind – downloadable: Poster for PHSA Focus Group D-HH_word

Printable PDF: YouAreInvitedPoster_D&HH

Mark on your Calendars! 21st Christmas Craft Fair

Mark on your calendar!

21st Christmas Craft Fair hosted by Deaf-Blind Club will be on Saturday November 4, 2017.

See flyer for more details. Want to sell your stuff?  Send us your registration form before deadline.

registration form link

Come and support the Deaf-Blind!

PDF Flyer