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Townhall Meeting Reminder: Tonight!

On October 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.,
a Deaf Community Town Hall Meeting will be held.

Deaf citizens, parents of Deaf children, professionals working with the Deaf, and any other interested persons are welcome to attend.

The topic will be about getting an apology from the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED) for its 1880 Milan resolution banning the sign languages from schools for the Deaf around the world.

There is a movement within our Vancouver area to demand an apology from the ICED. The Canadian Association of the Deaf is aware of it. The Deaf Bilingualism Coalition in the U.S. is aware of it. They are depending on us in Vancouver to get the ICED to apologize.

Come and participate.

Give us your ideas as to what should be included in the apology.



Deaf Culture.

Everyday living.

The townhall meeting will be at Room 2201 at Douglas College, New Westminster, on October 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

You will not regret attending this important meeting!

Coffee Meetup: Friday’s at Metrotown

Just a reminder that each Friday between 7 pm and 9 pm there is a coffee meetup at Metrotown.

If you would like to come meet by the fireplace in the food court. 



Opportunity for Artists & Athletes


On Dec 3 the City of Vancouver will be celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

This event is to celebrate, educate, entertain, and to eliminate barriers.

They are looking for people who would like to share their talent and achievements with the community.

Please see the attachements for more information:

Event Info
Call for Athletes and Artists

Workshop for ASL Instructors

 Attention ASL instructors!!

 Want to know more about new S.N. curriculum book?

Want to know what is new or changes in new “blue” books?

Want to how to teach with Signing Naturally curriculum?

 If So…

BCCSD is pleased to host workshop for ASL instructors hosted by Julie Martin

Where: Douglas College – Rm: 1606

Date: November 7 & 8, 2009

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

 $50.00 registration fee

 For info & to register contact:

Bev Charleton at bcharlton@deafchildren.bc.ca

or Vincent Chavuet at vchauvet@shaw.ca

 Pay at door, either cash or chq (payable to BCCSD)

 Bring your own new S.N. Units 1-6 texts (teacher/student)

  Julie Martin is the Master ASL instructor at ASL & Deaf Studies of VCC, where she has taught full time for 14 yrs.

She has used the new curriculum text for 1 yr and took workshop with Ella Mae Lentz, one of co-authors of S.N. curriculum.

Julie is looking forward to share her knowledge and experiences with you ASL instructors.

For more information: ASL instructors flyer

BCDSF Member Karate Opportunity



Karate Cross Training Flyer Oct2009[1]

BC Karate is offering BCDSF Members a discount on joining their organization.

For the purposes of Cross-Training, Karate is an excellent option for athletes looking for upper body strength, overall body strength conditioning, flexibility, self development, and more.

Please remember to renew your BCDSF Membership for 2009/2010 before joining Karate BC.

Please see the above attached flyer for more information!