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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

a contracted Respite Caregiver with ASL skills

The Developmental Disabilities Association’s Children’s Respite Program is seeking a contracted Respite Caregiver with ASL skills to work in East Vancouver with an active and social 9 year old male with autism who uses ASL to communicate. He enjoys swimming, sports and other active outings, and is independent with personal care. 

Respite is requested for Friday and Saturday afternoons (3-6 hrs depending on caregiver’s availability) for active community outings, to give parents a break. Regular rate of $12/hr applies.

To become a Respite Caregiver, candidates must have a clear criminal record, 2 work references (or 1 paid work and 1 volunteer), and a valid First Aid CPR certificate. If you are interested, please contact Beatrix at bsantorelli@develop.bc.ca


Saturday, August 26, 2017

2pm- midnight

Bear Creek Park

13750 – 88 Avenue, Surrey

M&M meat- beef, chicken, or veggie burger with side dishes.

Hotdogs for children!

Deadline: August 18, 2017


$30.00(includes burger)

$35.00(includes smokies)- at door

$20.00 students (includes burgers)

$5.00 child under 6 yrs old(includes hotdog)

For tickets:

Please contact GVAD Board Directors or contact Kimberly Wood at gvadpresident@gmail.com or gvadoffice@gmail.com


Tickets available at GVAD office.

CornFest 2017 Flyer

ASL Interpreted Events at Queer Arts Festival

Transcript: Hello, my name is Ladan Sahraei. I will be walking you through the ASL interpreted events for the Queer Arts Festival, June 17th to 29th. All events take place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center. 181 Roundhouse Mews by Davie and Pacific

First event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2223089564583482/
Art Party! Queer Arts Festival Opening Night – June 177:00 pm – 11:00 pm.
Art and conviviality converge at the grand opening of our 2017 festival. Performance art curated by Stimson will take place on this night.

Second Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/323130174770384/
Curator Panel – June 18th, 2pm
Curator Adrian Stimson and various curated artists lead audiences through the curated visual art exhibition.

Third Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/680440078810677/
Art Salon – June 18th, 4pm
QAF Visual Art Preparator Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning leads a public salon with local artists and curator to discuss the themes of the visual art exhibition.

Fourth Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841107992808931/
Lay of the Land – June 19, 77:00pm, at the roundhouse
A Night of Indigenous Erotica—Samantha Nock curates readings in our annual soirée to tantalize and titillate.

Fifth Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/628097277383370/
MSM [Men Seeking Men] – June 21, 7pm
MSM [men seeking men] is a dance theatre piece inspired by transcripts of online conversations between men who seek other men. lemonTree’s Artistic Producer Indrit Kasapi has created a world of electronic beats where music is the omnipotent power, and through choreography, movement, and text, deconstructs online male personas and their personal exchanges with other men.

Sixth Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1769603653281473/
Unsettling Colonial Gender Boundaries – June 23, 7pm
With VIMAF (Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival). Local curators June Scudeler and Lacie Burning program an evening of Two-Spirit media art. Premiering commissioned works by Thirza Cuthand and Chandra Melting Tallow. Panel discussion to follow.

Seventh Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907124129563910/
Two-Spirit Panel – June 25, 2pm
A panel of artists and arts presenters on questions of a Two-Spirit aesthetic, the influence of Two-Spirit identity on artistic practices.

Accessibility Information:

Scent Reduced:
All events are scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events.

Mobility Accessibility:
All events for the festival are fully wheelchair accessible.

Language Accessibility:
All of the events mentioned in this video are ASL accessible. If there is another event that interests you that you would like to have Douglas College volunteers to help you for, please submit a request to: Info@prideinart.ca expressing which event, and we would be happy to get back to you! We are striving to make QAF as accessible as possible to everyone.

Cultural Accessibility:
QAF takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the x?m??kw?y??m (Musqueam), s?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) and s?l?ílw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.

Please check out our website Page with more information about the ASL Interpreted Events at:

Also Check out our Social Media Pages for updates and more information: