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BCCSD Annual General Meeting & ELECTION!

British Columbia Cultural Society of the Deaf ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2010 AND ELECTIONbccsdlogo Friday March 26, 2010
Douglas College, Room 2201
Door Open 630pm
Starts 7pm
Membership $10
Pizza included!
2 Members get free membership, by raffle draw!
Will have 50/50 draw too

Positions for BCCSD Board for election:

Vice President
ASL Director***

Social at Pub afterwards!


The Four Agreements – A Deaf-Friendly Book Interpretation

the four agreementsDue to POPULAR DEMAND, and a list of people on a waitlist, we are offering “The Four Agreements: A Deaf-Friendly Book Interpretation” as a LAST CHANCE for those on the Lower Mainland, back in Abbotsford (most people on the waitlist reside in the Fraser Valley).

What?  Workshop in ASL:  The Four Agreements are 4 simple rules you can follow for life, and make your life so much easier with less heartache, less hurt, acceptance and personal freedom. If you keep these 4 agreements or guidelines in your head always, you will feel so much better. Your relationships with people will be easier because things will be a bit more clearer.

In the workshop, using these 4 agreements Jodi and Lisa have examples that are used to illustrate how important or how each of them has worked and applied in our life and how they can apply to your life in different ways!

Who?    Jodi Birley and Lisa Anderson (see Bios on 2nd page of flyer)

When? Saturday, May 8, 2010.  10:30am. – 4:30pm.

Time?  Please come at 10:00 for Coffee, Tea, Muffins then for LUNCH: You either pay $5.00 for us to order lunch OR You bring your own lunch.

Please let our Fraser Valley workshop volunteers Jenni or Sonja know what you plan to do so we can order right amount of food, thank you.

Where? Clearbrook Library,  32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC   V2T 6N4

Jenni Alexander, Co-Workshop Volunteer, e-mail: blueflower127@hotmail.com

Sonja Franke, Co-Workshop Volunteer, e-mail: sturner4@msn.com

Lisa Anderson-Kellett, TTY 604-456-0901, or FAX 604-456-0904

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  April 28, 2010   (Register ASAP to avoid disappointment)

To see colourful flyer, see attachment!

This Workshop will be Coming Soon to: Victoria

Town Hall Meeting March 25th – Tonight!


Important Deaf Community Townhall Meeting

March 25, 2010
7:00 p.m. at Douglas College
Room: 2201


1. Vancouver 2015 Winter Deaflympic Announcement

Come to our Community announcement and information session. Meet the Executive Team and bring your questions and comments to us. This is an exciting opportunity for the BC Deaf Community to be a part of a an international sporting experience.

2. Update on VRS and IP relay

A brief update on the status of the VRS and IP relay will be provided by Monte Hardy.

3. Update on ICED apology

A bried update on the status of the ICED apology by Wayne Sinclair

Townhall Meeting queries: Contact Monte Hardy at hardy63@live.com

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Exhibit: March 19th -21st

Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has something truly unique and engaging at
the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games. Once built, the CMHR will be a beacon for
Canadians and for people around the world to explore human rights and to promote dialogue,
understanding, and respect. The Museum will welcome people of all ages, genders, abilities, cultures, orientation, and beliefs; inviting us all to help combat prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination.

Before the Museum opens in 2012, we want to promote dialogue and we will do so at the Museum’s unique display located in a feature exhibit space in the CentrePlace Manitoba pavilion.

LiveCity Downtown – Corner of West Georgia Street and Beatty Street. The public entrance is on West Georgia Street. The site is only moments away from BC Place Stadium and Canada Hockey Place. The site is adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre complex – the home of the Four Host First Nations pavilion during the Olympic Games.


Friday, March 19th: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 20th: 3pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 21st: 4-7pm
(*During these hours 1st year interpreting students from Douglas College will be volunteering at the exhibit)

Activities at the Museum Site:
– display of the museum model
– interactive display
– making a sign of a statement about human rights and having a photo taken

More Information on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights visit: www.humanrightsmuseum.ca

Learn about: Bryan Johnson, St. John’s Newfoundland
“I was accepted to be a student at university, but when I requested government funding for an interpreter, I was turned down. I was so discouraged. But then I saw a TV program about the Eldridge Case and I thought, “Yes! This is about human rights?. And so we fought. After three years, I won. I was able to have the services of an interpreter! … Hearing-people just look at my hearing and lack thereof. Forget about that! There are many, many positive attributes to me- I am a whole person


LAST MINUTE BREAKING NEWS – Deaflympics 2015 Announcement

Event info:  Announcement of 2015 Deaflympics at BC Place Stadium

WHAT:  2015 Deaflympics Official Announcement

WHEN: Friday, March 19th, 2010 @ 2:00 pm (please try to arrive prior to 2pm)

WHERE: BC Sports Hall of Fame (enter via Beatty and Robson streets)

ACCESS:  ASL and Deaf Interpreters provided, also wheelchair accessible

DRESS CODE:  Business Casual (no ties required)

The event will be held at the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the entrance for the event is on Beatty Street in between Robson and Georgia Street.

The Hall of Fame is in BC Place Stadium through Gate A. There is a giant sign there that mentions the BC Sports Hall of Fame and we will try to have someone out to guide people.

(We would like to also ask if all former Deaflympics athletes whom have won medals at the Deaflympics to bring the medals to showcase.)

In terms of accessibility for transportation, it is only 2 blocks away from the Stadium Skytrain station and we recommend taking transit. There is no parking on site, but there are a few parking lots located within walking distance from the venue. The venue is also full accessible for those requiring wheelchair access.

We would like everyone to aim to be at the venue between 1:30- 2:00 as the announcement event will commence right at 2pm, then followed by a reception at 2:45 – 4:00. We will have ASL and Deaf Interpreters available for the announcement portion and the reception and those requiring to be placed at the front of the room, just inform us as you walk in and we will definitely accommodate your request.

We would also like to mention that you are more than welcome to invite guests to attend as well, as we would love to keep this event open for those interested in attending the announcement.

Alternatively, we will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on March 25th,2010 at Douglas  College for a more in depth discussion on the 2015 Deaflympics.

Thank you on behalf of the 2015 Deaflympics team and looking forward to seeing tomorrow afternoon!

2015 Vancouver Deaflympics Organizing Committee (VDOC)