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GVAD’s 40th Annual Cornfest Tickets Available NOW!!

Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf’s

40th Annual Cornfest Festival

When: Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm-1:00 am

Where: Bear Creek Park, 13750- 88th Avenue, Surrey

Door prizes

Display of cornfest’s history

The bar will be open after 3:00 pm

EARLY BIRD – Before August 31st                        LATE BIRD AT DOOR on Septmeber 8th

$35.00 ~ Adults                                                          $40.00 – Students/Adults/Seniors

$25.00 ~ Seniors

$15.00 ~ Teens and youth adults ( in school or college/university)

$10.00 ~ Children (Age 12 and less)                                       Smokies only – with chips and drink


Contact gvadoffice@gmail.com for tickets

Ticket Sellers:   Christopher Polson, Peggy Fee, Kimberly Wood, GVAD office, and BCSDF office ( Leonor Johnson)


If you cannot purchase an cornfest ticket in person, you can do an e transfer to poppy6peggy@gmail.com and send in your name and preference of meat choice, PULLED PORK, OR CHICKEN, OR SPICY BLACK BEAN to gvadoffice@gmail.com . 

The Cornfest Ticket will include one year GVAD membership. 

Thank you

printable flyer in PDF and DOC:

2018 – Cornfest Flyer 1

2018 – Cornfest Flyer 1


ASL O Canada signer at BC Lions, August 9th. Teanna Santos-Kay

We have received the video clip from the BC lions against Edmonton Eskimos last August 9, 2018. The Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf is honored to have BCSD Elementary student, Teanna Santos-Kay singing O Canada before the BC Lions game starts! The video clip was shown on the JumboTron inside the game, not shown on Television.


Enjoy the video clip!

Jodi’s Vlog: “ASL-LSQ = Official Languages in Canada”

A post was made on Facebook yesterday but Jodi Birley wanted to make sure that people who don’t have Facebook still get to watch an important message about Sept. 22 coming up.
“ATTENTION Families, friends, colleagues, and allies in Canada!!  You know, I don’t make vlogs very often unless they’re urgent… well, I have made another one just now because there’s an important movement happening in Deaf Canada that we cannot afford to miss.  This important topic is a little too quiet for my comfort so I decided to make some ripples for more attention!!  The future of Deaf Canada need us to step up NOW.
NOW is the time to make our ASL/LSQ official in Canada for ‘a truly inclusive and accessible’ country as Minister Duncan quoted in her proposal for our new bill called ACCESSIBLE CANADA ACT that is currently going through the Parliament.  There will be NO justice for the Deaf until ‘language accessibility’ is included in the proposal.
Stay tuned for more information from CAD and chairpersons in your province!  But for now, mark yourself unavailable on September 22, 2018 so you can attend and support the movement!  Spread the word!!”
Watch the vlog here:

ASL Interpreted show at Vancouver Aquarium

Which Species Are On The ‘Ark’? The Devastating Decline in Amphibian Numbers & What Zoos and Aquariums are Doing | Ocean Matters Lecture

Tuesday, 28-Aug-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

The Devastating Decline in Amphibian Numbers & What Zoos and Aquariums are Doing

Amphibians, such as frogs and salamanders, face serious threats including habitat loss, pollution, and disease. The threats are so extreme that at least one third of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Therefore, in 2007, the Amphibian Ark organization was formed to coordinate efforts to save amphibian species with a low chance of surviving in the wild.

The last chance for some species is the establishment of captive populations in zoos and aquariums. But what amphibian species are in these institutions and are they the ones with the greatest conservation need? In this talk, Alannah Biega examines the role that zoos and aquariums are playing in the conservation of this important group of animals. From researching the efforts of institutions worldwide (including a salamander breeding program run by a Mexican nunnery) to presenting her work at one of the oldest zoos in the world, Alannah shares her insight into the novel efforts to save species at the brink of extinction.

About Alannah

Alannah is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, where she pursued a Masters of Science exploring the role that zoos and aquaria play in species conservation. Her interest in this area inspired her to pursue a career at Ocean Wise and she has worked with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup since Fall 2017. Alannah uses her background in data analysis and public engagement to inspire citizens to make a positive difference in their communities by leading a cleanup at their local shoreline.

Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium

For more information see ocean.org/oceanmatters


Speech Instructor Training offered Aug 30 – Sept 3, 2018 in Chilliwack

There is room for more potential instructors for this training class.  If you have taken speechreading classes, have experience with audiology/speech pathology or Deaf education, you might be well qualified to take this 5-day Speechreading Instructor training to teach Let’s Talk (LT).


This program was developed by experienced hard of hearing speechreading instructors throughout Canada through the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA).  There is a growing demand for speech reading training among adults and seniors experiencing hearing loss.


Leslee Scott is CHHA’s Western Instructor to provide instructional training for this program.  If you are interested and available to take this training on Aug 30-Sept 3, 2019, please contact Leslee at leslee@idhhc.ca  .