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Greater Vancouver Deaf Bowling Club (GVDBC) – Fall 2017


CASH Prizes!

BC Playdowns

Canadian Deaf Championships!

Deaf Tournaments in USA! $$$


Come out and have some fun at GVDBC 10 Pin Deaf Bowling League 2017-2018!

Anyone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing is welcome. We accept teams of 3 or more bowlers and need at least 15 bowlers to run the league.

We will play 6 games on the following Saturdays:
October 7th,
October 21th,
November 4th,
December 2nd,
January 6th and
February 3rd.

We only bowl for 5 months or 24 weeks, this is shorter than most leagues in Metro Vancouver. The team will have more than one chance to make it into the final playoffs in February. February playoff date will be announced later.

The cost is $22.00 for 6 games including prizes every month and will be collected before the game starts.

Join us for a short meeting on October 7th ,2017 at 9am before our first set of games at Revs Bowling Centre (next to Holdom Skytrain Station)

League play begins Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Please be sure to call and reserve your spot now – even if you cannot attend the October 7th session.  No spare, you will have to roll off or pay for it even if you miss the games.

Deaf with disability are welcome to play. They will play 3 games instead of 6 games.

The dates are

October 7th,
October 21th,
November 4th,
December 2nd,

January 6th and
February 3rd.

The cost will be $11.00 for 3 games including prizes per month. Please note you are required to have someone with you at all times.

We will have many exciting events!

  • Provincial 10 Pin Deaf Bowling Playdown
  • National Deaf Championships
  • Travelling to USA for North West Bowling Association of the Deaf (NWBAD) tournament in March.

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact:

Jeanne Durnion (President)   – email

downloadable text – MS WORD 

PDF printable FLYER


Court Services Branch (CSB) Community Engagement Outreach session looking for testimonials

Dear Community Organizations:


Testimonial accommodations allow victims and witnesses to testify behind a screen/other device or outside of the courtroom. The Criminal Code has enabled the use of testimonial accommodations since 2006. In 2015, the Criminal Code was amended to further expand the availability and accessibility of testimonial accommodations to allow the witness to remain in the courtroom when the witness testifies at a preliminary inquiry or trial.

The Court Services Branch (CSB) is planning to host a community engagement outreach session with justice system staff personnel and community organizations to identify and discuss opportunities, challenges, best practices and lessons learned on testimonial accommodation for vulnerable witnesses and victims.

The main objectives of this workshop will be to:

  • Educate and inform community partners and stakeholders on criminal justice programs and services (court administration and registry services, criminal justice services and victim services)
  • Engage and consult with the community to learn more about community and client needs and desires in relation to court technologies and testimonial accommodation
  • Identify and address various program, policy and service delivery gaps (if any)
  • Use information gathered from sessions to better inform CSB on policy program direction and general purchasing direction on future testimonial accommodation equipment and systems

We will be hosting this workshop on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at the Vancouver Law Courts from 10AM to 2PM.

Lunch will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.

If your organization is interested in attending, please respond to this email with the name, title and email address of the representative.

Space is limited – At this time, each organization is limited to sending only one representative.

Registration is based on a first comefirst served basis.

Official invitations will be sent out once participants have registered.

Feel free to forward this email on to other interested organizations and/or individuals as you see fit.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you for your attention on this matter.

Alvin – email

Connecting Deaf Youth with Deaf Seniors TownHall Meeting – VIDEO

This is an intergenerational project that aims to connect Deaf Youth with Deaf Seniors. It is being organized by the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH).

We will have our first Town Hall Meeting on Aug. 14th, flyer will be posted separately, but here is a video & downloadable transcript available.

Printable PDF

Flyer available in text – downloadable

Questions can be sent to: handmadeheritage2017@gmail.com

Part-time Job Posting with FSGV – Opportunity for those with ASL

Good afternoon,

Greetings from Family Services of Greater Vancouver.

We currently have a need for Youth Workers with knowledge of basic ASL.

Would you be able to post the attached wherever it may reach those seeking employment in this sector?

Kind regards,
Jacqueline Young
Program Assistant


FSGV – Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Part-Time Job Posting


Providing Resources & Independence to Youth Development (PRIYD) is hiring Integration Support Workers (ISWs) to support special needs youth aged 10-18 living in Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, and Vancouver.

Working one-to-one or in small groups, ISWs aim to increase independence for youth and support families.

We currently have a need for male and female workers with knowledge of American Sign Language and related skills.

As an ISW, you’ll mentor boys and girls who have been diagnosed with a developmental or similar disability, including Autism, FASD and ADHD, and those that may have experienced family trauma.  You’ll be taking them into the community to build confidence and life-skills through activities such as exploring the city on public transit, buying and preparing food, playing sports and other activities which help develop a healthy lifestyle and positive relationships. This position provides excellent field experience for people interested in Grad Studies.

Required Experience:

  • Two years of coursework in Psychology, including classes in Developmental Psych or relatedareas.
  • One year experience working or volunteering with children ages10-18.
  • One year experience working or volunteering with individuals with special needs or behavioural challenges.
  • ASL preferred
Other Requirements:
  • Interest in working with challengingbehaviours.
  • Regular weekly commitment for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Saturday availability an asset.
  • Ability to pass criminal recordcheck.
  • A vehicle is not required for this position.
  • Ongoing part-time work on an after-school/weekendschedule.
  • Have fun doing community-basedwork.
  • Get a reference letter from a recognized communitypartner.
  • Get ongoing paid training from experts in thefield.
  • Positions in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby and NewWestminster.
  • Have a direct impact on youth.
  • $18.65 per hour.

To apply: Email cover letter and resume to Jai Wilson at jwilson@fsgv.ca. We accept applications year-round.

Printable PDF link here.

Downloadable MS Word doc here.