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An Special Request: Find an old deaf friend here in B.C.

hi my name is Tom i am deaf, but grew up hearing school in surrey, i am looking for my 2 deaf friends whi lived in surrey, Brian Smith, his brother Normen Smith who was a student at Jericho school for the deaf. are you able to help me find my friends? my email is birdman1@telus.net thank you

Job positions available at PDHHS.

Job Posting – Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS)

PDHHS is a provincial government organization dedicated to supporting the diverse and multicultural goals of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind individuals and their families within an ASL and English environment. PDHHS is currently advertising for auxiliary positions. For details, please read below.

PDHHS Temporary Auxiliary Staff (CCC R18) may be called to work in one of the following PDHHS programs:

1. Family and Community Services (FCS) www.gov.bc.ca/deafandhardofhearingservices
2. Victory Hill Residential Program (VHRP) www.gov.bc.ca/victoryhillresidentialprogram

To apply, please go to MCFD website https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/53014 and click on the link: CHLDCC 18R – Child Care Counsellor #53014. The closing date for submitting your application is August 23rdat 11:00pm Pacific Time.

For more information or questions, please contact Patrick Tarchuk atPatrick.Tarchuk@gov.bc.ca


Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean: What Happened Next? With ASL interpreters provided!

Paddling for a Cleaner Ocean: What Happened Next?

Tuesday, 14-Aug-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.45pm)

Passage Adventure’s Plastic Free, Two-Thousand Kilometre Kayak Expedition

At the start of May, Lucy Graham and Mahilde Gordon launched their sea kayaks from the shores of Glacier Bay in Alaska, beginning a 2100km, 3-month long journey through the Inside Passage, raising awareness of marine debris along their way! They collected data on marine debris, participated in a beach cleanup and spoke at several public events. They have also raised thousands of dollars for the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Living Oceans Society, two organisations that run beach cleanups and work towards stopping the trash at the source.

During this extraordinary journey they saw countless whales, had a rising tide flood their tent, navigated costal rapids, and met incredible people en route. They pushed themselves mentally and physically, and saw things they never imagined!

Come along to find out if, at the end of their trip, they are still friends! Did they starve or was the plastic free food storage a success? How was their journey around Cape Caution? What did they see on their remote beach cleanup with the Living Oceans Society? What are some ideas to combat global marine debris and stop this rubbish at the source?

About Passage Adventures

Lucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon are Passage Adventures. They are two women who have lived single-use plastic-free lives for over 2 years. To find out more Passage Adventures, check their Facebook page, Instagram or at www.passageadventures.org. Make a donation here!

Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium

For more information see ocean.org/oceanmatters


“Movement is fo Every Body” ASL interpreters provided

My name is Leah, and I’m the new Program Manager here at ArtStarts, located on Richards and Robson in downtown Vancouver. We have just installed a new exhibition called “Movement is for Every Body” that highlights work created by B.C. student artists on accessibility in the dance world. The exhibition will launch on August 11th with a party for families and young people; we are providing ASL interpretation for this event and so I wanted to reach out to make sure that your organization was invited. From 11am – 12pm, we’ll be hosting a drop-in art activity for young people ages 12 and under and their families. From 12:30pm – 1pm, staff will share a few words about the exhibit and encourage visitors to explore the gallery and share some food!  This event and all our programming at ArtStarts is by-donation; it would be wonderful if you and your Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing families are available to join us! I will also have an ASL vlog available shortly if that would be useful to spread the word to your community. 

If members of your network are interested, could I trouble them to RSVP to leah@artstarts.com indicating number of Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals who will attend by Monday, August 6th? That will help me ensure we have the correct number of interpreters on-site and can meet any other access needs on site. ArtStarts is fully wheelchair accessible, though our lift cannot accommodate an adult in an electric scooter. If this event isn’t a possibility, we will be expanding ASL interpretation to our regular drop-in programming for families on Saturdays in the fall, and I’ll be happy to get that information to you once it’s available. 

Take good care, and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions!All best,


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960401934251288/

BBQ party at Bellingham, Washington

Hello community, we would like remind you all. Please purchase tickets before Aug 4th.  Which deadline will be on Aug 3rd.  Please purchase tickets through Facebook event link or click the link – https://squareup.com/store/nwwcdeaf or email nwwcd.contact@gmail.com to arrange meet to purchase by cash / check.  

 NWWCD will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, Potatoe salad , chips and drinks. Anyone can bring side dishes to add various choices on the table. ( No Peanuts or tree nuts please).