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Town Hall Meeting October 21st

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!

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Annual Deaf-Blind Workshops

Attention Deaf-Blind Community:

 The Well-Being Program (WBP) is hosting their annual Deaf-Blind Workshop.

When?  Saturday, October 3rd

Time? 10 am – 5 pm

Where? The Multi-Purpose Room at WBP


 #300 – 4211 Kingsway

Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z6


It is about 2 blocks from Patterson Skytrain Station  

Please let me know you are available that time from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.


They have professional interpreters for the workshops

Any questions? Thank you.



Eddy Morten

Volunteer Intervention Program Coordinator

Deafblind Services Society of BC

#212 – 3369 Fraser Street

Vancouver, BC V5V 4C2

Phone: 778-371-1374

TTY: 778-371-4326

Fax: 778-371-0023

E-mail: eddy@deafblindservices.com

Web: www.deafblindservices.com

GVAD AGM Tomorrow

A quick reminder that the Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf is having our Annual General Meeting Thursday, September 24. All GVAD members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We also welcome friends of members who are interested in finding out what GVAD does, but only GVAD members will be allowed to vote at the meeting.

When: September 24th at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church of the Deaf at 49th and Kerr (3022 East 49th Avenue)

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UPDATE: International Day of Sign Language Rights

Note to viewers: I apologize that the Closed Captioning could not be added at this point but for your own reading convenience, please click on “more info” on YouTube top right-hand margin. There is a full English translation of the video message.