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Special Guests are Coming to Victoria on September 22, 2018

We got an special request to share two videos from facebook, and we had to record them and have it embedded in the YouTube for the viewers of DeafBC.


Tickets are available through Denise Reed and her committee, Email address: aslsqente18den@gmail.com     or www.aslsqentertainment.ca

Printable forms in PDF:

aslsq sat event

aslsq ticket form Sat only 2

BC Lions game August 9 O Canada ASL signer and special message for WAVLI

Transcript: Hello everyone, you all remember from last time of my previous announcement of BC Lions of 8 games to have an ASL signer for O Canada. We have found 8 deaf invidiuals and well diversity in our community, For this Thursday, August 9 th, we have a 10 years old deaf girl who is currently attending BCSD elementary, and her name is Teanna Santos-Kay.  If you want to buy tickets for the games, please buy the tickets by using this link, https://bit.ly/2m5CAux and the code will be GVAD. Just follow the process on the website with the link.

We would like to say many special thanks to the WAVLI, after arranging for 8 deaf signers, we needed Interpreters for our ears and voice to make sure we know when the music/ hearing singer start singing, also make sure our ASL matches with their voices of the O Canada.  We got so many responses from WAVLI members willing to help us out. It’s wonderful for our deaf community, For Unity. For our support for recognition of our equal rights and deaf can do. One new thing I have learned, scheduling along with the dates for interpreters etc, has been challenging experience, so for those who work dispatch , arranging for schedule for appointments in community or medical interpreting is a lot of work. They work hard, so they earn some respect as I learned new on arranging and making sure etc!!!  So thank you all!





Government has signalled its intention to introduce legislative amendments to the Human Rights Code this fall.The proposed amendments to the code will create an independent human rights commissioner who reports to the legislative assembly.

Find out more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018AG0061-001534


OVAD Cornfest Festival

Okanagan Valley Association of the Deaf

Proudly presents

11th Annual Corn Festival

At Reiswig Park (No Dogs allowed)

3450 Woodsdale Rd, Lake Country BC


North of Kelowna

On August 25, 2018 @ 12 pm – 6 pm

This is a Fundraising Event for the OVAD

Early Birdy Tickets!!  by Aug 18!

?Adult (members) 13 and up?$10

?Adult (non-members) 13 and up?$15

?Senior (60+ membs) + Students?$10

Senior (60+ non-members)?  ?$15

Children (7-12) ?  ?$ 7

?Children 6 and under?free

At Door tickets:

?Adult (members) 13 and up?$15

Adult (non-members) 13 and up?$20

Senior (60+ membs) + Students  ?$15

Senior (60+ non-members)?   ?$20

Children (7-12) ??$10

?Children 6 and under??free

Admission will include Dinner

 A Choice of a Beef or Chicken Burger or a Hot Dog

There will be all you can eat Corn

GAMES 12 – 2:30 pm



Rain or Shine; Bring your lawn chairs & beachwear as have a beach at the park.

For information and tickets contact:

Jerome flyseatravel@hotmail.ca / txt 250-878-6406

Carla txt 250-878-6410

Cash – Money Orders or non-refundable cheques made out and send to:

Okanagan Valley Association of Deaf
123 Franklyn Rd
Kelowna, BC,
V1X 6A9


Printable PDF and DOC:



Work-Able Intership Program

BC Public Service


Work-Able Internship Program

This is a new temporary position that has been added to the Work-Able program and you must apply to be considered.  The location is for Vancouver only. One Temporary Full-time position from September 4, 2018 to August 31, 2019

Salary: $44,845.68 – $50,768.47 annually

The Work-Able Internship Program is a paid twelve month BC Public Service work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates who self-identify as having a disability. This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship and interns will gain valuable skills and public service experience.
We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities, a competitive salary and a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.

To be eligible for the Work-Able Internship Program you must:

Self-identify as a person with a disability;
Reside in B.C.; and
Have completed the degree requirements for an under-graduate or graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution between the dates of April 1, 2015 and September 4, 2018.

This is a challenging and rewarding program where you will gain an increased understanding of public service roles, and learn about possible future employment opportunities with the provincial government. Visit our Career Page to find out more.

For more information and to apply by August 14, 2018, please go to:


Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

Work-Able online ad copy 2018