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Students in the Department of Sign LanguagInterpretation at Douglas College do volunteer serviclearning work for events where extra hands are needed.

Please make your request at least two weeks in advanceof the event. Send us an email at

intr@douglascollege.ca and include all the followinginformation:

What time? (start and finish time)
What is the event?
Your email address?


Students are available to do volunteer service learning work only if they are not in classes. The program technician will reply to your message within two or three days so you know we have received your request.

All requests for volunteers will be checked by department faculty. Students do volunteer work to helpthem learn how to work with Deaf people in the community. Your requests to have students do service learning for you helps prepare them to be skilled professional interpreters in the future.

If you are not sure if your request is appropriate for students, please send it to us and we will let you know ifit’s possible for students to attend. Examples of the kind ofevents where students provide a helping hand include:

Setting up for an event
Clean up after an event
Taking pictures


Printable Flyer:

Poster – student service learning


At SUM gallery we have two ASL interpreted events coming up.
Adrian Stimson’s Artist talk: Thursday Sept 6 at 7pm at #416 – 268 Keefer St, Hosted at Full Circle First Nations Performance Society.
Opening Party for Adrian Stimson’s Exhibition “Naked Napi”: Saturday Sept. 8th from 2-4pm at #425 – 269 Keefer St, SUM gallery run and operated by the Queer Arts Festival.
Adrian Stimson: Naked Napi

Exhibition Dates: Sept 8, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018 – Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 6pm – by donation

Exhibition Opening: Sept 8, 2018 – 2 to 4pm

Artist Talk: Sept 6, 2018 – 7pm to 9pm

Location: SUM Gallery #425 – 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver

About the Exhibition

Napi is a character from traditional stories of the Siksika (Blackfoot) nation. Often referred to as the “Old Man” who came from the sun, Napi alongside the “Old Woman” are known as quasi-creators in these stories.

Naked Napi presents Adrian Stimson’s new site specific installation and is Stimson’s first solo exhibition since being awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts earlier this year.

Through this new work, Stimson reimagines the traditional tales of Napi in the present—where the intersections of indigeneity, sexuality and Two-Spirit identities are drawn to the forefront. It is a display of reclamation that challenges the colonial erasure of Indigenous bodies, power and sexual histories.

About the Artist

A member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation, Adrian Stimson is a Two-Spirit interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited works both nationally and internationally. Having attended three residential schools in his life, Stimson draws upon his lived experiences to investigate themes of cultural fragility, sexuality, genocide and resilience. Stimson achieves this radical examination of intersecting themes through avenues of performance art, painting and installation work. Stimson was awarded the Governor General’s award in Visual Arts in 2018, the Blackfoot Visual Arts Award in 2009, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003, the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005, and the REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award –Hnatyshyn Foundation in 2017.

About SUM Gallery

SUM Gallery is one of the only permanent spaces worldwide dedicated to the presentation of queer art. SUM produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking multidisciplinary work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Internationally-known for producing the annual Queer Arts Festival, recognized as one of the top festivals of its kind worldwide (Melbourne Herald Sun), SUM brings diverse communities together to support artistic risk-taking, incite creative collaboration and experimentation and celebrate the rich heritage of queer artists and art.

Rockies Deaf Bikers’s BBQ / social gathering at Day Picnic Shelter, Golden Ears On Sat. Sept. 8th, 2018


Special Announcement on GVAD’s 40 th Annual Cornfest festival



Hello, my name is Christopher Polson, I am your Chairperson for this year’s GVAD’s Annual Cornfest, 40 th. Our Fundraising Event will be from 12;30 pm to 1 am,at Bear Creek Park. For the tickets, the deadline is tomorrow, If you have hard time get a hold of the sellers, please RVSP with us and then pay at door at the normal price.The resin why we must know is to find out how many people coming due to food, Chicken, or Pulled Pork, or Spicy Black Bean- PLEASE RVSP WITH US.


We need your help, volunteer with us, as what we advertised on Facebook and DEAFBC. Volunteer duties are, selling beers/wine, morning set up, arrange tables, and security crew to make sure people are alright and safe. We also need admission crew, food/snacks, pop crew, day cleaning crew, and night cleaning crew. We will need crew for the adults and children fun games, and activities.

We understand your concerns about costs of the tickets. The event is focused on fundraising to have money to support all of our programs, youth, adults, educational workshops, seniors, deafblind, and deaf indigenous as the money will go to them!


If you have any questions, please contact myself or Kim. We will be able to give answers! Thank you!


Christopher Polson: gvadvolunteer@gmail.com

Kimberly Wood: gvadpresident@gmail.com

WBP’s Open House and Retirement Celebration

[image – open grey door with welcome mat on the bottom. “Come On In Open House” in green and magneta fonts. 3 balloons of red, blue and yellow on right side above the word House. Underneath the welcome mat, blue font saying “and Retirement Celebration”.]


Join us for an Open House & Retirement Celebration!


DWBP wants to give the community the opportunity to celebrate Patti Dobie’s retirement after 25 years of service.


We also invite you to come and meet the current WBP staff.


Refreshment & cake provided.


When: Wednesday, Sept 26

Time: 4 pm to 7 pm

Where: #300 (3rd floor) at 4211 Kingsway in Burnaby (inside Burnaby Centre)


4-7: Open House and office tours

5-6: Speeches and cake


RSVP to: Kristen Pranzl

Email:  Kristen.Pranzl@vch.ca

Voice: 604-456-0900 

Text: 778-987-4174

TTY: 604-456-0901

FAX: 604-456-0904

Website: deafwellbeing.vch.ca


[Image: WBP signed in ASL and hands are outlined in blue. Vancouver Coastal Health logo is underneath the ASL hands.]


Printable flyer:

Open House and Retirement Celebration