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Return of the Sea Otter: Author Talk and Book Signing

Monday, 18-Jun-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal that Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast

Rhode Island-based writer Todd McLeish has been writing about wildlife and environmental issues for more than 20 years. His 4th and newest book is The Return of The Sea Otter’

In his newest book, Todd McLeish journeys along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters – the appealing animals unique to the Pacific that were hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. Todd shares stories of his adventures and outlines the natural history of these adorable marine mammals – often seen floating on their backs and holding hands – that play a vital role in maintaining the health of the kelp forest ecosystem.

Todd will talk about his new book and how he came to write it! To learn more about Todd, check out toddmcleish.com.

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

The DeafBlind Community Joins Seniors Week Activities at the Roundhouse

The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver is hosting Seniors Week – “Older and Creating It”  with daily activities from June 4 to 8, 2018.
On Thursday, June 7, the 2018 Deaf-Blind Awareness Fair will be sharing the Exhibition Hall space with other Seniors Week activities. Several community groups will have display tables with information and activities for seniors and all ages.
The Seniors Art Exhibit will have several artworks that can be touched and explored by blind and Deaf-Blind visitors.  Come and see how Seniors and Deaf-Blind members of the community use creativity to add ‘spark’ to their lives!
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“The Ghost Nightmare” In Victoria

“The Ghost Nightmare” on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 2018.  Please, see the poster and flyer about the schedule and price.

Friday, June 8 at 7 pm – 9:30 pm
7 pm  registration, booth tour, snacks & drinks, T-Shirt sales
8 pm – 9:30 pm Performance within 20 minutes intermission

Saturday, June 9 at 2 pm – 4:30 pm
2 pm  registration, booth tour, snacks & drinks, T-Shirt sales

3 pm – 4:30 pm Performance within 20 minutes intermission

Saturday, June 9 at 7 pm – 9:30 pm

7 pm  registration, booth tour, snacks & drinks, T-Shirt sales

8 pm – 9:30 pm Performance within 20 minutes intermission

Our amazed voice interpreters will be provided for our performance.

We have the ticket sales.  Please, email me at aslsqente18den@gmail or text me at 250.882.9812 text only. I can reserve the tickets for you under your name.  How many tickets do you need?  What is your name?

Or, you can stop and buy the tickets by four different coffee shops. See www.aslsqentertainment.ca for more information and four different coffee shops with the schedules.

Come and see our comedy, drama and sarcastic performance with the amazed voice interpreters.

 

The Grief Workshop and Drop in provided by WBP in Victoria

“Your Grief Journey”

 

What are different kinds of grief? How do we cope with grief?

 

When: Wednesday, June 13

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Where: Juan de Fuca Library Meeting Room

             1759 Island Hwy

             Victoria BC  V9B 1J1

Next to the West Shore Recreation Centre Complex

 

Presenter: Tiffany Cassner, Deaf Clinician Counsellor at WBP

 

Tiffany’s workshop will focus on:

-learning about different kinds of grief (not just grief from the death of a loved one)

-how we manage feelings of grief

-what we can do to support ourselves and others

 

The presentation will be in ASL.

An interpreter will be provided for anyone who is not fluent in ASL.

 

http://bit.ly/GJVictoria

 

Need More Information or Register?

Email:  WellBeing.Staff@vch.ca

Voice: 604-456-0900  • Text: 778-987-4174

TTY: 604-456-0901 • FAX: 604-456-0904

Toll-free TTY: 1-800-949-1155

Website: deafwellbeing.vch.ca

 

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WBP Drop-In Services

Victoria

 

When: Thursday, June 14

Time: 9 am—3 pm

Where: Victoria Mental Health Centre

                2328 Trent Street

Contact: Tiffany

              778-987-4175 (text)

              Tiffany.cassner@vch.ca

 

WBP staff Tiffany Cassner will be in Victoria for “drop-in services”.

 

You can come to talk with Tiffany if you need more support after grief workshop.

 

Please make an appointment first with her so she can have time to see you.

 

http://bit.ly/June14DropIn

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Grief workshop Victoria Drop in

 

Administrative Assistant Position needed at WIDHH

 

The Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH) is a provincial, multi-disciplinary, registered charitable organization serving the needs of deaf and hard of hearing individuals of all ages. We provide innovative client services and programs in several social service areas: Sign Language Interpreting; Employment Counseling; Seniors Outreach; Audiology and Communication Aids. Established in 1956, WIDHH has received numerous accolades over the years for our excellence in client services and community work.

 

Our Interpreting Department is current seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:

Administrative Assistant

Part-time, one-year contract June 18th, 2018 to June 14th, 2019

Job Summary:

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head of Interpreting Services with administrative tasks (power point presentations, scheduling, department operations) and providing team support to the Medical Interpreting Services (MIS) Dispatcher and Community Interpreting Services (CIS) Coordinator. On-site training will be provided for the selected candidate.

Work Performed:

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head of Interpreting Services with administrative tasks (power point presentations, scheduling, department operations) and providing team support to the Medical Interpreting Services (MIS) Dispatcher and Community Interpreting Services (CIS) Coordinator. On-site training will be provided for the selected candidate.

– Assists with management of online database/scheduling/invoicing of regular and on-call interpreting bookings

– Schedules and arranges presentations and workshops

– Reception duties, including answering requests via email, text, skype, facetime, voice phone, TTY, and fax

– Assists with drop in clients for English-ASL translation of documents

– Supports clients on use of video relay services

– Provides data entry support for MIS and CIS

Qualifications:

– Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)

– Minimum two years client service experience with the public, Deaf, Deaf-Blind and/or hard of hearing individuals preferred

– In-depth sensitivity and knowledge about Deaf culture, Deaf-Blind needs, and the communication modalities of hard of hearing individuals

– Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

– Responsible and positive work attitude

– Organized with excellent attention to detail

– Presents professionally and is respectful of confidentiality requirements of position

 

Application deadline: June 11th, 2018

Priority consideration will be given to qualified applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Please reply in confidence with cover letter and resume to:

Tim Mallach
Head of Interpreting Services
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Email: tim.mallach@widhh.com
Fax: 604.736.4381
Web: www.widhh.com

 

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2018 Interpreting Administrative Assistant (2)