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Canadian Museum for Human Rights Exhibit: March 19th -21st

Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has something truly unique and engaging at
the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games. Once built, the CMHR will be a beacon for
Canadians and for people around the world to explore human rights and to promote dialogue,
understanding, and respect. The Museum will welcome people of all ages, genders, abilities, cultures, orientation, and beliefs; inviting us all to help combat prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination.

Before the Museum opens in 2012, we want to promote dialogue and we will do so at the Museum’s unique display located in a feature exhibit space in the CentrePlace Manitoba pavilion.

LiveCity Downtown – Corner of West Georgia Street and Beatty Street. The public entrance is on West Georgia Street. The site is only moments away from BC Place Stadium and Canada Hockey Place. The site is adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre complex – the home of the Four Host First Nations pavilion during the Olympic Games.


Friday, March 19th: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 20th: 3pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 21st: 4-7pm
(*During these hours 1st year interpreting students from Douglas College will be volunteering at the exhibit)

Activities at the Museum Site:
– display of the museum model
– interactive display
– making a sign of a statement about human rights and having a photo taken

More Information on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights visit: www.humanrightsmuseum.ca

Learn about: Bryan Johnson, St. John’s Newfoundland
“I was accepted to be a student at university, but when I requested government funding for an interpreter, I was turned down. I was so discouraged. But then I saw a TV program about the Eldridge Case and I thought, “Yes! This is about human rights?. And so we fought. After three years, I won. I was able to have the services of an interpreter! … Hearing-people just look at my hearing and lack thereof. Forget about that! There are many, many positive attributes to me- I am a whole person


Deaf Interpreting Level 1 Workshop

Nigel Howard will once again be teaching the Deaf Interpreting Level 1 workshop at Douglas College in the CTELL Lab on the 4th floor. There will be a total of 30 hours of DI Training, and you will receive a certificate of attendance from WAVLI.

COST: $300

March 19 (6pm-9pm)
March 20 (9am-4pm)
March 21 (9am-2pm)
March 26 (6pm-9pm)
March 27 (9am-4pm)
March 28 (9am-2pm)

Please visit http://web.me.com/susi.bolender/Site_2/Deaf_Interpreting_Workshop.html to register. We need a minimum of 12 people registered to go ahead. (Maximum registration is 16)

DEADLINE for registering is March 5th.

*Should the class fill up, Active WAVLI members will be given priority.*

If you have any questions please contact us at wavli.pd@gmail.com

Thank You!

Deaf Grad 2010


grad cap

Deaf Grad is open to all deaf students in B.C.  Whether they attend the B.C. School for the Deaf, a deaf program elsewhere or are mainstreamed in their local school districts, all are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Deaf Grad is a signing event but we also welcome oral deaf students who feel comfortable being part of a signing environment.  We want to celebrate all the Deaf Grads !

 Deaf Grad is an amazing community event where parents, Grandparents, extended family, educators, interpreters, Deaf Community and anyone who has been connected to the community – come out to support and honour the grads.

 The evening begins with a dinner, a time to honour the grads through speeches and concludes with a dance.  Grads can choose to wear their formal attire or dressy clothes – so there is lots of picture taking!  A big highlight is when some of the grads themselves stand up to make a speech.  In the past, families (grandparents, aunts, uncles etc.), and the Grads themselves have cherished this event.

 If you have a student completing high school this year – please send an email asapl – so they can be added to our list.  . If you are aware of any grad who may not be aware of this event please email the name or contact information of the individual(s) to the contact info below.

 Saturday, April 10, 2010

4:00 pm arrival and time for photo taking (awesome location for photos)

5:00 pm: buffet dinner is served, followed by an action-packed program & dancing

Location: Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club (1284  184th Street, Surrey)

Ticket Price:  $33.00

This is a non-alcohol ‘family/community’ event. 

 Ticket Sales: 

Venue size at the Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club means we can sell a maximum of 175 tickets.  Like last year, tickets are expected to be sold out quickly. 

 Tickets can be reserved by contacting Cecelia Klassen at:  klassjam@shaw.ca   Once you are on the reservation list, mailing instructions on where to mail your cheque will be given.  Deadline for receiving the cheques will be:  March 1, 2010.   

 All ticket proceeds go solely to purchasing the dinner, hall rental, DJ (for dancing), decorations, special surprises for the grads, etc.  Once a ticket is purchased, we will be unable to offer refunds (although a waiting list is anticipated so we can possibly resell your ticket).   No tickets can be sold at the door.  Unfortunately, we are unable to have any deaf youth attend without their parents or guardian.  Donations are greatly appreciated.

 If you would like more information on the event, or would like to volunteer or donate, please email the committee.  This is a non profit, private event set up entirely by volunteers who are parents of Deaf grads, parents of Past Deaf Grads and Deaf community volunteers.  We are thankful to the BC School for the Deaf for being supportive of this event.

 If you are searching for financial support for a graduation dress or suit, please contact: The Cinderella Project, Vancouver:  604 603-9155

Deaf Grad Poster: Deaf Grad 2010 flyer

Norwest Deaf Outdoors Club Presents: Mini-Timberfest 2010


  BC DAY LONG WEEKENDJuly 29th to August 2nd, 2010

Events Include: 

– Choke Cable
– Axe throwing
– Buck and Pick up logs
– Team Chainsaw Race
– Dog shows

For more information see attachments below:
DOG SHOW 2010 flyer

Mini-Timberfest 2010 Registration

 For more information please see the attached flyers:

Mini-Timberfest 2010 Registration 

DOG SHOW 2010 flyer


Coffee Meetup: Friday’s at Metrotown

Just a reminder that each Friday between 7 pm and 9 pm there is a coffee meetup at Metrotown.

If you would like to come meet by the fireplace in the food court.